TASHKENT, December 4. /TASS/. The presidential election in Uzbekistan is considered valid, as the turnover exceeds the required minimum of 33% - as of 11:00 local time the turnover was 6,891,000 (33.77%), the country's Central Election Commission said on Sunday.
The law on election of the Republic of Uzbekistan’s president, "election is considered valid if the turnover is at least 33 (thirty three) percent of the vote on the list for voting."
The candidates are Uzbekistan’s Acting President and Prime Minister, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, nominated by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businesspeople - the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan. His rivals are the leaders of three other officially registered political associations of the country. The People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan has nominated Khotamjon Ketmonov, Uzbekistan’s National Revival Democratic Party - Sarvar Otamuratov and the Justice Social Democratic Party - Narimon Umarov.