Kazakhstan votes to amend constitution: Referendum results | News

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Kazakhs overwhelmingly vote for constitutional changes in a referendum spearheaded by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

Voters in Kazakhstan have backed constitutional amendments proposed by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in the June 5 referendum, the Central Election Commission said on Monday.

It said that 77.18 percent of votes were in favour of the amendments which decentralise decision-making and strip former leader Nursultan Nazarbayev of his “national leader” status. The total turnout stood at 68.06 percent.

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