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Envoy hails 'landmark' Kazakhstan presidential election

By JT - Nov 26,2022 - Last updated at Nov 26,2022

AMMAN — Kazakhstan's early presidential elections last Sunday were a "historically significant" event, and constitute a "landmark" in the country’s modern history, Kazakh Ambassador to Jordan Aidarabek Tumatov said. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won the election.

In a recent press conference regarding the elections, Tumatov said that Tokayev received over 81 per cent of the vote, according to the Central Election Commission. In the election, 8.3 million citizens cast their ballots, with voter turnout reaching 69.44 per cent.

According to the ambassador, approximately 12 million people are registered to vote. This election marks the seventh presidential election since Kazakhstan gained independence in 1991, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Saturday. Key reforms underway in Kazakhstan include the redistribution of powers from the president to parliament, and the establishment of the Constitutional Court as of next year, the envoy said.

 

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