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Kassym Jomart Tokayev elected as Kazakhstan’s President

Kazakhstan’s interim president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, has been elected as President of the central Asian nation in snap elections.

The Central Election Commission said on Monday that Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won a snap presidential election with 70.76% of the vote.

The result came as little surprise after Nursultan Nazarbayev, who ruled oil producer Kazakhstan for almost three decades and retains sweeping powers, picked the 66-year-old career diplomat as his successor.

After Nazarbayev’s resignation in March Tokayev assumed the interim presidency. Tokayev vowed to continue the veteran leader’s policies and take advice from him on key matters.

Police detained about 500 hundred people who protested in the former Soviet republic’s two major cities last Sunday against what they called unfair elections designed to confirm Nazarbayev’s succession pick.

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