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Shavkat Mirziyoyev wins presidential race in Uzbekistan
15:25, 5 December 2016
Shavkat Mirziyoyev wins presidential race in Uzbekistan

The official has served as Acting President since Islam Karimov’s death in September 2016

15:25, 5 December 2016

Shavkat Mirziyoyev
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Shavkat Mirziyoyev won the presidential election in Uzbekistan, having gained almost 89 percent of the votes. According to the country’s Central Election Committee, the acting president received 15,906,724 votes (that’s 88.61 percent from all votes, with the overall voters’ turnout 87.73 percent).

Under Article 35 of the law ‘On Presidential Elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan,’ such a high turnout allows to consider the election valid.  No violations of the voting process were reported, the Central Election Committee said.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the candidate from the Liberal-Democratic party of Uzbekistan, has been the acting president since Spetember 2016, when the previous long-standing leader Islam Karimov died.     

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