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Voters Turnout Reached 55.8% by 1 PM

At a briefing at the National Press Center for the coverage of the presidential elections in Uzbekistan the CEC Chairman Mirzo-Ulughbek Abdusalomov noted on the heavy polling in the elections.

As of 1 PM, 11.418 million out of 20,428,000 891 citizens included in the lists of voters have already cast their votes, or 55.8% of voters. Thus, the elections can be considered valid, since in accordance with the Law On Elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan it requires 33% of voters included in the voters list.

He noted that the elections are held in full compliance with the national electoral legislation, democratic principles of openness, transparency and fairness.

The first to open were the polling stations formed in the representative offices of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Indonesia, Thailand and Novosibirsk city of the Russian Federation.

In accordance with the electoral law, voters who can not come to the polling station for health or other reasons, local election commissions organized a team to visit their homes with portable ballot box.

The presidential elections are monitored by about 600 observers from five international organizations - the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Association of World Election Bodies, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, as well as from almost 50 countries.

In addition, the observation of the elections is also carried out by more than 37 thousand representatives of political parties which nominated their candidates, and the media.

Mirzo-Ulughbek Abdusalomov said that CEC did not receive any report on violations of the electoral legislation during the voting.
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