11 Jan 2021 12:52

Ruling party wins parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan with 71.09% of votes - CEC

NUR-SULTAN. Jan 11 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan's ruling party Nur Otan (Radiant Fatherland), led by the country's first President Nursultan Nazarbayev, has won the January 10 parliamentary elections, receiving 71.09% of the votes, Sabila Mustafina, secretary of the Kazakh Central Elections Commission (CEC), said on Monday.

"The Nur Otan party has received 71.09% of the votes," Mustafina said.

Nur Otan is followed by the Democratic Party Ak Zhol (Bright Path) with 10.95% of the votes and the People's Party of Kazakhstan (former Communist Party of Kazakhstan) with 9.1% of the votes.

The other parties that ran in the elections did not reach the seven percent threshold necessary to get into the Mazhilis (lower chamber) of the Kazakh parliament.

According to the CEC's preliminary information, voter turnout was 63.3%.