Press review: Moscow works to cool off US-North Korea spat and Japan eyes peace treatyPress Review August 21, 13:00
Passenger ground effect vehicle seating 100 to be created in Russia in 2020-2022Military & Defense August 21, 12:35
Australian cyclist Perkins gets Russian passportSport August 21, 12:21
St. Petersburg buyer scoops up Yeltsin’s limousine for over $330,000Society & Culture August 21, 12:20
US suspends procedure of issuing nonimmigrant visas throughout Russia as of August 23World August 21, 11:59
Four victims of Surgut stabbing remain in grave conditionWorld August 21, 11:21
Russian Arctic National Park to set up reserve area on Novaya ZemlyaSociety & Culture August 21, 9:36
Iranian president calls defending nuclear deal top priorityWorld August 21, 8:20
US guided-missile destroyer collides with merchant vessel in SingaporeMilitary & Defense August 21, 8:02
TASHKENT, December 4. /TASS/. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the candidate from Uzbekistan’s Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen/the Liberal Democratic Party (UzLiDeP), is winning Sunday’s early presidential elections in Uzbekistan, a spokesman for his campaign office told TASS on Sunday.
"We are receiving data and can say that preliminary results show that we are winning," Dilshod Shoumarov, a deputy head of the office, said.
Early presidential elections were held in Uzbekistan on Sunday. Votes are counted manually. The Central Election Commission said it would announced preliminary results at 16:00 local time (14:00 Moscow time) on Monday.
The elections were appointed after the death of Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov on September 2.
Four candidates from all Uzbekistan’s officially registered parties are vying for presidency. The candidates are acting President and Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev nominated by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen/the Liberal Democratic Party; Khatamzhon Ketmonov of the People’s Democratic Party; Sarvar Otamuratov of the Milliy Tiklanich (National Revival) Democratic Party; and Nariman Umarov of the Adolat (Justice) Social Democratic Party.
Under the Uzbek current laws, elections are recognized valid when the voter turnout exceeds 33% The winning candidate is to score more than 50% of voters.