(By Dr Shahid Qureshi in Nur Sultan) –
Newly elected President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev met with national and foreign journalists in his Akorda presidential residence.
“The election was held at a high level, transparently and fairly. Over 1,000 international observers monitored the procedure of the election. The presidential election was covered by 350 foreign journalists,” said Tokayev, adding that the people of Kazakhstan supported the continuity of Kazakhstan’s development course. The President also called the presidential election just and transparent.
Earlier the Central Election Commission (CEC) of the Republic of Kazakhstan has announced the final results of the presidential election in Kazakhstan.
At today’s meeting, Member of the Central Election Commission Lyazzat Suleimen announced the final results of the snap presidential election, which was held yesterday, June 9. According to the information announced, 70.96% of the voters who came to the polling stations of the country on Election Day cast their votes for Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the Nur Otan Party’s candidate for the Presidency of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The election results are as follows: 1.82% (167,649 votes) for Zhambyl Akhmetbekov, 5.05% (465,714) for Daniya Yespayeva, 16.23% (1,495,401) for Amirzhan Kossanov, 3.04% (280,451) for Toleutai Rakhimbekov, 1.98% (182,898) for Amangeldy Taspikhov, 70.96% (6,539,715) for Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, and 0.92% (84,582) for Sadybek Tugel.