Liberalisation is continuing under President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, analysts say.
Russian 'troll factories' meanwhile continue their operations in Central Asia as Moscow moves to realise its strategic ambitions in the region.
The humiliating loss to Vladimir Putin's party in Moscow reflects a wider rejection of the Russian regime in Central Asia and beyond.
Opponents of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev were quick to congratulate him on the victory, but the election was marred by claims of voting irregularities and arrests.
Kazakhstan's Central Election Commission has so far accredited 67 international observers.
Technology can play an important role in increasing transparency, accountability and public confidence in elections, President Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
Putin's election will result in the Kremlin's same old policies for Central Asia: using it as a backyard for military adventurism and treating the region's citizens as second class.
Former PM Sooronbai Jeenbekov won a clear majority of the votes, promising to speed up reforms.
Elections are coming October 15 and Kyrgyzstan wants no terrorist incident to mar them.
Uzbekistan is stepping up security measures on the eve of the December 4 presidential election.