Voter turnout in Uzbekistan’s presidential election reaches 71.8%, Deputy Chairman of the country’s Central Election Commission (CEC) Bahrom Kuchkarov said, Report informs.
The CEC official said that as of 17:00 (GMT +5), 14,258,780 voters had cast their ballots.
As many as 10,761 polling stations have been set up for the election, and 54 additional polling stations have been opened in 37 countries for Uzbek nationals residing abroad.
Voting in the presidential election in Uzbekistan continues with the high voter activity. By 13:00 local time (GMT +5), over 50% of voters had already cast their votes, the Uzbek Central Election Commission spokesperson Jaloliddin Usmanov said, Report informs.
By 13:00 (GMT +5), 10,462,575 people, or 52.7% of voters, had already voted to choose the president of Uzbekistan, Usmanov said.
Polling stations will close at 19:00 local time (GMT +5).
Five candidates representing political parties operating in Uzbekistan are participating in the elections: Narzullo Naimovich Oblomuradov from the Ecological Party of Uzbekistan, Maksuda Azizovna Varisova from the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev from the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, Alisher Keldiyevich Qodirov from the Uzbekistan National Revival Democratic Party, Bahram Abdurahimovich Abduhalimov from the Justice Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan.
The first results of the election will be announced by the country's Central Election Commission tomorrow. The new president must take office no later than two months after election day.