Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Dec. 4
By Demir Azizov– Trend:
No violations were observed at polling stations during the presidential election in Uzbekistan Dec. 4, chairman of the Uzbek Central Election Commission Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov said at a briefing.
According to the CEC, as of 13:00 (GMT+5), more than 11.418 million people – (55.8 percent of the total number of voters) voted in the election.
Some 20.4 million voters are entitled to vote in the presidential election. The election was declared valid at 11:00 (GMT+5) when the turnout was 33.73 percent.
Voting started at 6:00 (GMT+5) and will last until 20.00 (GMT+5).
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.