Tokayev wins presidential elections in Kazakhstan - CEC

09:51 21 November Kyiv, Ukraine

The incumbent President of Kazakhstan, Kasim Zhomart Tokayev, wins the election by a wide margin. This is evidenced by the CEC data on the preliminary results of voting in the country's presidential elections.

CEC head Nurlan Abdyrov said that 8,300,046 people, or 69.44% of the total number of voters, took part in the voting.
 
Incumbent President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won 6,456,392 votes, or 81.31%.

Then the votes of the voters were distributed as follows:
  • Karakat Abden - 206,206 votes, or 2.6%;
  • Nurlan Auesbaev - 176,116 votes, or 2.22%;
  • Zhiguli Dayrabaev - 271,641 votes, or 3.42%;
  • Meiram Kazhyken - 200,907 votes, or 2.53%;
  • Saltanat Tursynbekova - 168,731 votes, or 2.12%;
  • against all - 480,484 votes, or 5.8%.
“The final results of the elections will be known later, within two days after the counting of votes, the territorial election commissions must deliver the original protocols for each region,” the CEC noted.
Even before the official election results were announced, the press service of the Kazakh president said that Tokayev held telephone conversations with the presidents of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan, during which they reportedly congratulated him "on a landslide victory" in the snap presidential election in Kazakhstan.