Friday, April 22, 2011

KAZAKHSTAN - Nazarbayev overwhelmingly reelected president

Kazakh President incumbent Nursultan Nazarbayev was reelected on April 3 with 95.5% of the votes according to partial official results yet, says the Russian online newspaper. The other three candidates, all loyal to power, obtained respectively 1.2%, 1.4% and 1.9% of the vote. According to Nazarbayev, quoted by the newspaper, these elections "showed the world once again that Kazakh society was democratic." No election has been recognized as free by the OSCE in this country since its independence in 1991.

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