ASTANA, November 21. /TASS/. Kazakhstan’s November 20 snap presidential election was held without violating the country’s legislation, head of the CIS observing mission Sergey Lebedev told reporters on Monday.
"The election was well-organized, proper, without violations of the electoral legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan," he stressed.
The CIS official noted that he considered the voter turnout to be very high.
Kazakhstan’s snap presidential election was held in accordance with all international standards, Member of the Russian Federation Council Committee on Federal Structure, Regional Policy, Local Government and Northern Affairs Alexander Vysokinsky said.
He was a delegate of the Federation Council and an observer in the SCO mission. "The election was held in accordance with all the international standards and, what’s important, with the involvement of the republic’s residents. It was a great pleasure to see their smiles when they came to polls," he noted.
The official also highlighted the democratic nature of the election.
On Sunday, Kazakhstan held its snap presidential election. According to the Central Election Committee’s preliminary data, incumbent President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is winning with 81.31% of the ballots counted. Nationwide voter turnout totaled 69.44%.