More than 50% of voters took part in voting in the presidential elections in Uzbekistan by 13:00 local time (11:00 Moscow time). This is reported by Izvestia, referring to the Central Election Commission of the republic.
Almost 10.5 million people came to the polling stations.
About 19.86 million voters are registered in Uzbekistan. They will be able to vote until 20:00.
Earlier on Sunday, October 24, the presidential elections in Uzbekistan were declared valid, as the turnout exceeded the required 33%.
Five candidates from officially registered parties are running for the post of the country’s leader. Among them is the current head of state Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Political analysts believe he is the top favorite.
To win, those running for the presidency need to gain more than 50% of the vote.