2022 Kazakh presidential election

kazakh Election

The presidential elections were held in Kazakhstan in 2022 to elect the President of Kazakhstan. This is the seventh presidential election held since Kazakhstan's independence. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who was President before the election, was elected again, receiving 81% of the vote. His closest challenger, Jiguli Dairabaev of the Auyl Party, received just 3%.[1]

2022 Kazakh president election

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Turnout69.44 (Decrease8.1pp)
Nominee Kassym-Jomart Tokayev Jiguli Dairabaev
Party Independent Independent
Alliance People's Coalition Auyl
Popular vote 6,456,392 271,641
Percentage 81.31% 3.42%

Map showing Tokayev's results in the elections, by region

President before election

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

Elected President

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

2022 Kazakh presidential election ballot sheet

In September 2022, during his annual Address to the nation Tokayev made many proposals. Two of the main proposals that were later approved were: holding snap elections in the autumn of 2022 and extending the presidential term from 5 years to 7 years, but banning re-election.

All presidential contestants challenging Tokayev were described as "pocket candidates", because of their lack of popularity and obscurity.[2][3]




  1. "Kazakh presidential election results: Tokayev wins by getting 81.31% of the vote". Trend.Az. 2022-11-22. Retrieved 2022-11-28.
  2. "Five 'Pocket' Candidates Line Up Against Toqaev In Kazakh Presidential Vote". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. 2022-10-21. Retrieved 2023-01-17.
  3. "Kazakhstan: elections without an alternative". OSW Centre for Eastern Studies. 2022-11-22. Retrieved 2023-01-17.