Uzbekistan began voting in the presidential elections. Polling stations in the country opened at 6 a.m. local time (3 a.m. Kyiv local time). 9378 polling stations are operating in Uzbekistan.
This was reported by the "TASS" agency with reference to the Central Election Commission.
The acting president Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who has held the Prime Minister position will most certainly win, he was nominated by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - Liberal Democratic Party (UzLiDeP). Additionally, People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (People's Democratic Party) nominated its candidate for the post - Hotamzhon Ketmonov, the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan ("National Revival") - Sarvara Otamuratova as well as the Social-Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Adolat" ("Justice") - Narimona Umarova.
In accordance with the law, the elections will be declared valid if the attendance was at least 33% of the total number of voters, including citizens who voted early from 24 November to 2 December. The winner will be the candidate who will be given vote by more than 50% of the citizens who participated in the election, including those who will cast their ballots in the ballot box on 44 sites of diplomatic missions in 28 countries.
According to the CEC, the voter lists included 21,435,000 people.