Polls close in Kazakhstan's snap parliamentary elections
AFP, 20 Mar 2023
Images show staff at a polling station in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana emptying voting boxes and starting the count of the ballots cast by residents during snap parliamentary elections. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced the early vote as part of a "modernisation" drive introduced after protests against fuel prices erupted in January last year. Tokayev's critics say the drive is designed to consolidate power.
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