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21 December 2014, 05:01

Parliamentary elections kick off in Uzbekistan

The elections to the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis – lower house of Uzbek parliament – and local authorities kicked off in Uzbekistan on Dec.21. The polling stations throughout the whole country opened at 06:00 (UTC/GMT +5 hours) and they will operate till 20:00 (UTC/GMT +5 hours). Under the country’s law, the elections are considered valid if the voter turnout equals 33 percent. It was earlier reported that the election campaign for the parliamentary elections started on Sept.15. Some...