June 9, 2019 / 6:20 PM / 3 months ago

Exit poll gives Tokayev 70% of vote in Kazakh election

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan's President and presidential candidate, listens after voting during presidential election in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan June 9, 2019. REUTERS/Mukhtar Kholdorbekov

NUR-SULTAN (Reuters) - Kazakhstan’s interim president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, has won 70.13% of the vote in Sunday’s presidential election, according to an exit poll carried out by local pollster Kogamdyk Pikir Institute.

Runner-up Amirzhan Kosanov has won 15.39% of the vote, the pollster said in the early hours of Monday.

Reporting by Tamara Vaal; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Louise Heavens

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