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Karimov wins Uzbek presidential election with 90,39% of votes

March 30, 2015, 14:28 UTC+3

As many as 17.2 million cast their ballots for Karimov

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Islam Karimov

Islam Karimov

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TASHKENT, March 30. /TASS/. Uzbekistan’s incumbent President Islam Karimov has won the country’s presidential election, scoring 90.39% of the vote, head of the Uzbek Central Election Commission (CEC) Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov told a briefing on Monday.

"As many as 17.2 million people or 90.39% of those who came to the polls cast their ballots for Karimov," he said. In accordance with Article 35 of the Law "On Presidential Election in the Republic of Uzbekistan," this makes him elected for another term of office.

Islam Karimov was nominated to run for another presidential term at a congress of the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan.

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