Final results of Uzbek presidential election approved
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 9
The Uzbek Central Election Commission (CEC) has approved the final results of the presidential election, in which Shavkat Mirziyoyev was elected the country’s president for the next five years, the CEC press service said.
The country held early presidential election Dec. 4.
Mirziyoyev was the country’s acting president after the death of the first Uzbek President Islam Karimov, who passed away after suffering a stroke on Sept. 2.
“The Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan has resolved to consider Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev elected as the president of the Republic of Uzbekistan,” reads the CEC message.
As previously reported, more than 15.9 million voters, or 88.61 percent of all voters who participated in the voting, cast their ballots for Mirziyoyev.
Overall, more than 17.94 million people, or 87.83 percent of all voters cast their votes.