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Presidential election results announced

On 9 December this year, a session of the Central Electoral Commission took place. The session looked at the results of the 4 December 2016 elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The chairman of the Central Electoral Commission, M.Abdusalomov, said that Uzbek citizens had displayed their high political and civic position and feeling of involvement in the Motherland’s destiny and actively participated in the voting.

By taking part in the voting, these citizens again indicated that they actually supported reforms being implemented in the country.

On the basis of documents that came in from the country’s district electoral commissions, the Central Electoral Commission established the fact that of 20 million 461 thousand 805 voters on the electoral roll, 17 million 951 thousand 667 took part in the process of voting. That is 87.73 per cent of the voters on the electoral roll.

According to the results of the presidential elections, 421 thousand 55 voters or 2.35 per cent of those who took part in the voting voted for Sarvar Sadullayevich Otamuratov; 15 million 906 thousand 724 voters that is 88.61 per cent of the voters who took part in the voting voted for Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev; 669 thousand 187 voters or 3.73 per cent voted for Hatamjon Abdurahmonovich Ketmonov; and 619 thousand 972 voters or 3.46 per cent of those who took part in the voting voted for Narimon Majidovich Umarov.

Thus, on the basis of these results, Candidate from the movement of entrepreneurs and businessmen - the Uzbekistan Liberal-Democratic Party (UzLiDeP) Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev won the 4 December 2016 elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In accordance with Articles 90 and 117 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Articles 14, 35 and 36 of the law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” and Articles 5 and 9 of the law “On the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, the Central Electoral Commission has adopted a resolution on regarding Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev as elected to the post of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

It was said that the elections had been held by direct, secret ballot conforming to the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan and laws “On guarantees of citizens’ voting rights” and “On elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” with the observance of citizens’ right to express their will freely.

Five international organizations, namely the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the CIS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Association of World Election Bodies and the OIC, as well as nearly 600 observers from 46 states of Europe, America, Asia and Africa observed the processes of preparation and conduct of the presidential elections, which is clear evidence that this political campaign was held transparently on the basis of democratic requirements. More than 37 thousand observers from political parties also actively participated in monitoring the elections.

In ensuring the openness and transparency of the elections, mass media had a very important role. 615 national and 272 foreign media, including 315 foreign and national Internet publications, gave coverage of the presidential elections. The republican press centre for the coverage of the elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the press centres of the district electoral commissions held 180 press conferences and online briefings with the participation of more than 1 thousand 400 domestic and foreign journalists. More than 22 thousand 700 articles and reports were published and television and radio programmes were broadcast.

The 4 December elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan were a big step towards great goals that the country had set for itself, specifically joining the ranks of the world’s developed democratic states, carrying out the political and economic modernization of the country and ensuring free, peaceful and prosperous living for the people, and they clearly indicated that the country was entering a new period of independent development.
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