Kazakhstan votes in presidential election

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Baku, April 26, AZERTAC

Voters lined up in front of polling stations in Kazakhstan as the country's presidential election kicked off early Sunday morning in which three candidates are running for presidency, including incumbent president Nursultan Nazarbayev, according to Xinhua news.

A total of 9,741 polling stations are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday to receive ballots from more than 9,510,000 voters throughout the Central Asian country.

Among the three candidates, Nazarbayev is nominated by the ruling Nur Otan party, Turgun Syzdykov is secretary of Communist People's Party and self-nominated Abelgazi Kusainov is chairman of Kazakhstan's Federation of Trade Unions.

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