In the presidential elections in Uzbekistan, the turnout was 33.6%. For this reason, they were recognized as valid. This was announced by the deputy chairman of the CEC Bakhrom Kuchkarov, reports TASS.
He noted that as of 11:00 local time, 6 669 552 residents of the country voted in the presidential elections, which is 33.6% of the total number of voters.
“In accordance with Article 96 of the Electoral Code of Uzbekistan, elections are considered valid if at least 33% of the voters included in the voting list have voted for them,” he explained.
It is noted that in the previous presidential elections held in 2016, the turnout at the same time was 33.73%.
In total, about 19.86 million voters were registered in Uzbekistan. They can vote until 20:00 in 9,925 polling stations. Five candidates from five parties officially registered in the country are participating in the elections. According to experts, the current president, Shavkat Mirziev, is the main favorite. To win, candidates need to gain more than 50% of the votes.
Earlier it was reported that polling stations were opened in Uzbekistan for the presidential elections in the republic.