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Preliminary CEC data: Mirziyoyev won the presidential elections in Uzbekistan.

Preliminary CEC data: Mirziyoyev won the presidential elections in Uzbekistan.

The current President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev won 87.05% of the vote and wins the early presidential elections, the head of the CEC, Zainiddin Nizamkhodzhaev said.

Early presidential elections were held on Sunday in Uzbekistan. This is the first presidential election since the constitution was amended to extend the presidential term from five to seven years. Under constitutional law, the current head of state, 65-year-old Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who is in office for the second term, can run again for this post.

“87.05% of the total number of voters voted for the candidate from the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev,” Nizamkhojayev said at a press conference on Monday.


In second place with 4.43% is the candidate from the Social Democratic Party “Adolat” (“Justice”), First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Court Robakhon Makhmudova, in third place is the chairman of the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (PDPU) Ulugbek Inoyatov with 4.02%. The fourth was the leader of the Ecological Party Abdushukur Khamzaev with 3.74%.

 

According to the CEC, the final voter turnout was 79.8%, or 15.6 million voters. In the presidential elections in 2021, Mirziyoyev won with 80.31% of the vote, with a turnout of 80.04%.