Tokayev headed for re-election as Kazakh president: exit poll

Kazakhstan's outgoing president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is set to remain as head of state of Central Asia's largest country after an election on Sunday, according to an exit poll conducted for state media.

In this handout photo released by Kazakhstan's President Press Office, Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev speaks to the media after voting at a polling station in Astana, Kazakhstan, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. (Photo: AP)

It gave Tokayev 82.45 percent of the votes cast, handing him a widely expected victory.