Kazakh veteran leader Nazarbayev wins new term by a landslide

April 27, 2015 4:58 AM

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Kazakh veteran leader Nazarbayev wins new term by a landslide

ASTANA (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev won a new term at the helm of Central Asia's largest economy by a landslide in Sunday's election, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said.

Nazarbayev, a 74-year-old former steelworker who has ruled the oil-rich nation since 1989, won 97.7 percent of the vote, CEC head Kuandyk Turgankulov told a news briefing on Monday. Turnout was 95.22 percent, he said.

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