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Incumbent Tokayev wins Kazakh presidential vote with 70%: exit poll

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Kazakhstan on Sunday elected interim leader Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the hand-picked successor of long-term former president Nursultan Nazarbayev, with around 70 per cent of the vote, exit polls showed.

[NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan] Kazakhstan on Sunday elected interim leader Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the hand-picked successor of long-term former president Nursultan Nazarbayev, with around 70 per cent of the vote, exit polls showed.

The government-approved "Public Opinion" pollster gave Mr Tokayev 70.13 per cent while his closest rival, opposition candidate Amirzhan Kosanov received 15.39 per cent.

AFP

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