*. the 25th of October. Today Nation News. The incumbent President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev won the presidential elections with more than 80.1% of the vote. It is reported by Today Nation News with reference to UzDaily.
Presidential elections in Uzbekistan were held on October 24. According to the Central Election Commission (CEC), more than 16 million people voted in total, which is 80.4% of the total number of voters included in the lists.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev is a candidate from the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan.
The second place was taken by Maksuda Varisova (People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan) with a score of 6.6%, the third – Alisher Kadyrov (Democratic Party of Uzbekistan “Milliy Tiklanish”) with a score of 5.5%.
In fourth place is Narzullo Oblomurodov (Ecological Party) – 4.1%, in fifth – Bahrom Abdukhalimov (Social Democratic Party “Adolat”) – 3.4%.
According to Uzbek law, candidates for the presidency can only be nominated by political parties. The elections took place if the electoral turnout is more than 33%. To win, a candidate needs to receive more than 50% of the popular vote. Otherwise, a second round of voting will be scheduled, in which the two candidates with the highest number of votes will participate.
The president is elected for a five-year term. Citizens of Uzbekistan who know the Uzbek language, have reached the age of 35 and have been living in the country for the past 10 years can become candidates.