At least 700 people have been arrested since Sunday in protests against Kazakhstan’s presidential election [Ruslan Pryanikov/AFP]

Police in Kazakhstan have arrested 200 more people, the interior ministry said on Tuesday, amid protests against what many see as a rigged presidential election

The 200 people arrested in the country’s biggest city, Almaty, on Monday were in addition to 500 others who were held a day earlier over protests against a snap vote that saw a landslide victory for Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the hand-picked successor of longtime leader Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Tokayev took nearly 71 percent of Sunday’s vote with all ballots counted, according to the election commission, while Amirzhan Kosanov, the 66-year-old career diplomat’s closest rival, took a mere 16.2 percent vote. 

Sunday’s vote prompted large protests in

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