President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's decision comes a year after the deadly riots that killed 238 people.
According to early results, the current President Tokayev is leading the race with 82.45 percent of the votes.
The European Parliament overwhelmingly adopted a resolution demanding a proper international investigation into the crimes committed against the people of Kazakhstan during the violence.
Kazakh leader asks local authorities to make his birthplace and former capital Almaty "look even better than before" after days of violent clashes between police and rioters damaged the city.
Tehran is wary of destabilisation in Central Asia, which could pose a threat to its economic and national security.
Kazakhstan President Tokayev has accused foreign fighters from Central Asian countries and the Middle East of striving to create a "zone of controlled chaos" in his country.
Kazakh president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s office has said that order has been restored in the country, as troops from a Russian-led military alliance continue to guard 'strategic facilities.'
Secretary Blinken has said Kazakhstan has the capacity to deal with the protests which is why it "is not clear" of a need for foreign troops coming in for help.
President Tokayev accepts government's resignation after unprecedented protests that began over a regional energy price hike engulfed other parts of the vast Central Asian country.
Nursultan Nazarbayev, 78, resigned late on Tuesday in what appeared to be the first step in a choreographed political transition that will see him retain considerable sway.
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