Mirziyoyev to be nominated as Uzbek presidential candidate
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Sept. 16
By Demir Azizov – Trend:
Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan has proposed to nominate Shavkat Mirziyoyev as a presidential candidate, the country’s Central Election Commission said on its Facebook page.
It was proposed to nominate Mirziyoyev’s candidacy during the meeting of the party’s political council, according to the CEC.
Currently, Shavkat Mirziyoyev is the acting president of Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan will hold an early presidential election Dec. 4. The election will be held in accordance with the country’s constitution due to the death of President Islam Karimov.
Election campaigns started Sept. 9. Registration of presidential candidates will be held from Sept. 30 until Oct. 20 in accordance with the action plan for preparations and holding the presidential election.
Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov passed away Sept. 2 after suffering a stroke.
The president of Uzbekistan is elected for a period of five years.
Four political parties in the country have the right to nominate a presidential candidate.
They are the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, Democratic Party Milly Tiklanish (National Revival), People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan and Social Democratic Party Adolat (Justice).