Election in Uzbekistan: Voter turnout at 55.9% as of 13:00
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Dec. 4
By Demir Azizov– Trend:
As of 13:00 (GMT+5), around 11.418 million people (55.9 percent) voted in the presidential election in Uzbekistan Dec. 4, chairman of the Uzbek Central Election Commission Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov said at a briefing.
According to the Uzbek legislation, the election is considered valid if more than 33 percent of voters take part in the election.
According to the CEC, the voter lists include the surnames of 20.4 million citizens of Uzbekistan. Voting started at 6:00 (GMT+5) and will last until 20.00 (GMT+5).
The preliminary election results will be summed on Dec. 5 morning.
Candidates from four political parties of Uzbekistan participate in the presidential election - Uzbekistan Liberal Democratic Party (UzLiDeP), People's Democratic Party (PDPU), Milly Tiklanish (National Revival) Party, and Adolat (Justice) Social Democratic Party.
Among the presidential candidates are the country’s Acting President Shavkat Mirziyoyev from UzLiDeP, Sarvar Otamuratov from Milly Tiklanish Party, Nariman Umarov from Adolat Party, and Hotamzhon Ketmonov from PDPU.
The new head of state will be elected for a period of five years.
In general, nearly 80,000 observers will be monitoring the presidential election in Uzbekistan, including over 500 international representatives from 43 countries and such international organizations like the OSCE ODIHR, CIS Executive Committee, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Organization of Islamic Cooperation.