Kazakhstan’s Longtime Leader Nazarbayev Secures Election Win – Wall Street Journal

ASTANA, Kazakhstan—Preliminary results of weekend nationwide polls in Kazakhstan show the long-ruling president confirming his incumbency with 97.7% of the vote amid a record turnout, election officials said Monday.

A crushing victory for 74-year-old Nursultan Nazarbayev was widely expected from the moment Sunday’s snap elections were announced. Mr. Nazarbayev faced only two nominal rivals, and state media have for years nurtured an…