Kazakh president Tokayev wins 82.45% of votes in snap election - exit poll

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ASTANA (Reuters) - Kazakh president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won 82.45% of votes in Sunday's snap election, an exit poll carried out by the "Open Society" research institute showed on Monday.

Tokayev was widely expected to win the election and extend his rule in the oil-rich Central Asian nation by seven years.

(Reporting by Tamara Vaal; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov. Editing by Jane Merriman)