Interim President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, also the chosen successor of former leader Nursultan Nazarbayev, has won the snap Presidential elections with nearly 71 per cent of the votes, according to preliminary results shared by the country's election commission.
The 2019 Kazakh presidential elections hold significance, as it paves the way for the first time in almost thirty years for a new candidate coming to power.
In his address to the nation shortly after assuming Presidency, Tokayev had announced that the elections would be conducted earlier than anticipated.
A total of seven candidates ran for the Presidency this time, including Daniya Yespayeva, the first woman candidate to do so in the country's history. The voter turnout in the elections was 77.4 per cent.
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