Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 4
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:
Uzbek citizens are actively voting in the Uzbek presidential election at a polling station in Baku, the embassy of Uzbekistan in Azerbaijan told Trend Dec. 4.
Some 60 percent of 300 registered voters have already voted.
Some voters have specially arrived from remote regions of the country to take part in the election.
Voting started at 6:00 (GMT+5) and will last until 20.00 (GMT+5).
The polling station is located in the embassy of Uzbekistan situated in 437, the ninth lane, the first highway, Badamdar settlement, Baku.
According to the Uzbek legislation, the Uzbek citizens temporarily residing in Baku, for example tourists, can vote at the polling station in Baku.
Uzbek citizens must have passport to vote in the election.
The snap election in Uzbekistan was announced after the death of first Uzbek President Islam Karimov September 2, 2016.
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.