Kazakh ruling party wins landslide in early results

France 24:

AFP – The ruling party of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev won 80.74 percent of the vote in snap elections, retaining its dominant grip on parliament, early results showed Monday.

Nur Otan will be joined in parliament by the pro-business Ak Zhol (Bright Path) party, which polled 7.46 percent, and the Communist People’s Party of Kazakhstan, which collected 7.2 percent, the central election commission said.

None of the other four parties contesting Sunday’s poll in the resource-rich Central Asian state broke through the seven-percent threshold, meaning they will remain shut out of parliament.

More:  http://www.france24.com/en/20120115-exit-poll-kazakhstan-president-parliament-snap-election

Categories: Asia, Kazakhstan

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