Tashkent, Uzbekistan, March 29
By Demir Azizov - Trend:
All the presidential candidates in Uzbekistan voted in the election at the polling stations in Tashkent, the country's media reported March 29.
The candidate of the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, Hotamzhon Ketmonov voted at the 26th precinct, and the candidate from the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Milly Tiklanish (National Revival), Akmal Saidov cast his vote at the 93rd precinct of the Mirzo-Ulugbek district.
Meanwhile, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party Adolat (Justice) Narimon Umarov voted at the 505th precinct of the Shaykhantokhur district of Uzbekistan's capital, Tashkent.
Earlier, the candidate from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - Liberal Democratic Party, the incumbent president, Islam Karimov cast his vote at the polling station #644.
Earlier, Uzbekistan's Central Election Commission (CEC) said the presidential election held in the country on March 29 were declared valid, since by 10:00 (UTC/GMT +5 hours) over 36.6 percent of voters cast their votes.
Under the country's law, the election can be recognized valid if over 33 percent of voters take part in it.
The CEC said the voting is taking place in full compliance with national legislation and international norms on the basis of the multiplicity of parties, openness and fairness.
Uzbekistan elects its president for a term of five years.