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International observers impressed with high voter turnout in Kazakhstan presidential election

International observers from the CIS have shared their impressions about the presidential election in Kazakhstan.

International observers impressed with high voter turnout in Kazakhstan presidential election
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Crowding, boxer and Internet: presidential election in Kazakhstan

This year's election in Kazakhstan will be remembered for crowding due to high voter turnout, the use of social media and Internet, and an unlikely celebrity observer at one of Astana's polling stations.

Crowding, boxer and Internet: presidential election in Kazakhstan
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Experts explain high voter turnout in Kazakhstan's presidential election

Two experts explained high voter turnout in the Kazakh presidential election and the choice made by the people of Kazakhstan.

Experts explain high voter turnout in Kazakhstan's presidential election
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Preliminary election results: Nazarbayev leads with 97.7%

Nursultan Nazarbayev has gathered 97.7% votes in the presidential elections according to the preliminary data of the Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan.

Preliminary election results: Nazarbayev leads with 97.7%
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Prominent political figures of Kazakhstan cast their votes

Prominent political figures of Kazakhstan have cast their votes in today’s presidential elections.

Prominent political figures of Kazakhstan cast their votes
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Kazakhstanis urged to take active part in elections

Chairman of the National Commission for Control over Elections Nurlan Yerimbetov urged Kazakhstanis to take an active part in the upcoming elections in Kazakhstan on April 26.

Kazakhstanis urged to take active part in elections
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70 percent voter turnout expected at Kazakhstan elections in Almaty

Voter turnout for the upcoming presidential elections is expected to be at 70 percent, according to the Information and Analysis Center in Almaty.

70 percent voter turnout expected at Kazakhstan elections in Almaty
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Political awareness survey to be conducted in Kazakhstan

Sociological survey in Kazakhstan will focus on the upcoming electio to learn of voter's political awareness and preferences.

Political awareness survey to be conducted in Kazakhstan
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Best mascot design chosen for EXPO-2017

Tengri and Bouri have been chosen as the best contenders for the EXPO-2017 mascots.

Best mascot design chosen for EXPO-2017
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Swiss turn down world's highest minimum wage

Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a proposal to introduce the world's highest minimum wage, which would have guaranteed every worker in one of the world's priciest nations at least $25 an hour.

Swiss turn down world's highest minimum wage
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Renaming Kazakhstan to get rid of ‘stan’ ending: opinions

President Nazarbayev proposed to rename Kazakhstan to Kazakh Eli to get rid of the ‘stan’ ending and make the name more authentic for the Kazakh culture.

Renaming Kazakhstan to get rid of ‘stan’ ending: opinions
Tajiks set to elect strongman leader for fourth term
Tajiks set to elect strongman leader for fourth term

Voters in Tajikistan, the poorest state in the former USSR, were set Wednesday to hand President Emomali Rakhmon an easy victory for a fourth term at the helm of his country bordering Afghanistan.

Tajiks set to elect strongman leader for fourth term
Australian PM's support slumps ahead of election
Australian PM's support slumps ahead of election

A defiant Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd warned Monday not to write him off as a new poll showed his popularity slumping barely three weeks away from elections.

Australian PM's support slumps ahead of election
PM Abe wins big in Japan upper house poll
PM Abe wins big in Japan upper house poll

Voters handed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a thumping victory in upper house elections Sunday, exit polls showed, likely ushering in a new period of stability for politically volatile Japan.

PM Abe wins big in Japan upper house poll
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Obama on campaign trail amid controversies

President Barack Obama rallied voters Wednesday to elect fellow Democrats, defending the role of government as he faces a series of high-profile controversies.

Obama on campaign trail amid controversies
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Malaysia braces for its closest election ever

When Malaysian voters cast ballots in Sunday's general election it will be the first time in the country's history that they do so without knowing the eventual winner.

Malaysia braces for its closest election ever
Kuwait heads into polls at a crossroads
Kuwait heads into polls at a crossroads

Kuwait stands at a crossroads as voters head to the polls on Saturday for a contest being boycotted by the opposition and with little hope of restoring stability.

Kuwait heads into polls at a crossroads
Millions select Italian left's nominee for prime minister
Millions select Italian left's nominee for prime minister

Milllions of Italian centre-left voters cast their ballots on Sunday to select a nominee for prime minister ahead of a general election next year as the country suffers through a painful recession.

Millions select Italian left's nominee for prime minister
Asian Americans vote overwhelmingly for Obama
Asian Americans vote overwhelmingly for Obama

President Barack Obama enjoyed soaring support from Asian Americans to win another term, a survey said Wednesday, as voters elected new faces to Congress including its first Hindu lawmaker.

Asian Americans vote overwhelmingly for Obama
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From pot to gay marriage, US voters have lots to decide

From legalizing pot and gay marriage to wiping outdated segregation laws off Alabama's state constitution, US voters have a lot more to decide next month than simply picking the next president.

From pot to gay marriage, US voters have lots to decide