A ‘new Kazakhstan’: the promise of the president of the largest country in Central Asia

A 'new Kazakhstan': the promise of the president of the largest country in Central Asia

Kazakhstan’s incumbent President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, 69, who came to power in 2009, clearly won Sunday’s presidential election, In the absence of opposition, he therefore confirmed his position as the new strongman of the largest country in Central Asia; Even though the last year has been disappointing for this state rich in natural resources.

According to the preliminary results given by the Election Commission on Monday, he received 81.31% of the vote and the participation was 69.44%. As expected, none of his five opponents exceeded 3.42%. Curiosity of this poll, voting option “against all“, a novelty, attracted 5.8% of voters coming in second.

OSCE international election observers, who expressed regret before the election that their recommendations “relating to fundamental freedoms and eligibility of candidates and conditions of registration“Happen”left without follow up,

On Sunday night, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who won nearly 71% of the vote in the last elections held in 2019, “Unity“To carry out his June constitutional reform program.”This election marks the beginning of a new era and all the main institutions of power will be reformed“, he promised. He reiterated his commitment to economic reforms and “end of monopoly in power“, as Kazakhstan experienced during the three decades of rule of Nursultan Nazarbayev, who resigned in 2019.

candidate president “had campaigned with his project to makenew kazakhstan“, appropriate, as promised.

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