ASTANA, April 26. /TASS/. Voter turnout at Kazakhstan’s early presidential elections, according to preliminary data, was 95.11%, deputy chairman of the Central Election Commission Vladimir Foos said on Sunday.
He said preliminary results of the voting would be announced on Monday. He said the country’s laws gave 12 hours to count votes.
"In general, voter turnout in the republic is 95.11%," Foos said, adding such high turnout had been registered in all 14 regions of the country. Voter turnout in Astana and Alamty was 94.51 and 72.28, respectively, he said.
However, in his words, this figure does not include data from foregin polling stations.
Voting started at 07:00 a.m. local time /04:00 a.m. Moscow Time/ and lasted for 13 hours. As many as 9,700 polling stations, including 65 abroad, were opened. Kazakhstan has 9.5 million eligible voters. The Central election Commission has 48 hours after the closing of polling stations to announce preliminary results. Official results are to be announced by May 3.