Original title: Uzbekistan’s presidential election vote ended as scheduled, with a turnout rate of over 80%
[环球时报-环球网报道 记者 周翰博]News from Tashkent: Voting for the Uzbekistan presidential election began at 8 o’clock on October 24th local time and ended at 20 o’clock on the same day as planned. According to preliminary statistics from the Uzbek Central Election Commission, more than 16 million registered voters have voted, with a turnout rate of about 80.8%.
At a press conference held at 22:00 local time on the 24th, Nizam Khojayev, chairman of the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan, told the media that as of 20:00 that day, voting for all polling points in Uzbekistan had ended. According to preliminary statistics, more than 16 million registered voters have voted, with a turnout rate of 80.8%. The statistics of overseas polling points will be announced in the afternoon of the 25th. According to the Uzbek Election Law, the voter turnout must exceed 33%, and this election is legal and valid.
It is reported that a total of 5 candidates participated in this election. They are the current President Mirziyoyev nominated by the Liberal Democratic Party, Alisher Kadyrov nominated by the “National Revival” Democratic Party, and Maksuda nominated by the People’s Democratic Party. Varisova, Bachrom Abdukharimov nominated by the “Just” Social Democratic Party, and Narzulo Oblomuradov nominated by the Ecological Party.
According to the Constitution of Uzbekistan, presidential elections are held every five years, and the president shall not be re-elected for more than one term. In the presidential election held in December 2016, Mirziyoyev, the candidate nominated by the Liberal Democratic Party, won.