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Final Kazakh Election Results Announced


5 October 2004 -- Kazakhstan's Central Election Commission today announced the final results for last month's parliamentary elections.

Otan, the party of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev, won 42 of the 77 seats in parliament, followed by the pro-presidential election bloc AIST which took 11 seats.

The Asar party led by President Nazarbaev's eldest daughter Darigha came in third with four seats and the opposition Ak Zhol party and pro-presidential Democratic Party of Kazakhstan each claimed one seat. Independent candidates accounted for the remaining 18 seats.

The election was held on 19 September with a run-off election for 22 seats held on 3 October.

(Reuters/AFP)

For more on the Kazakh elections, see RFE/RL's dedicated webpage "Kazkhstan Votes 2004."
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