The December 4 elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan were transparent and free. This is the official assessment of the mission of observers from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), announced at a briefing at the Republican press center on covering the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
On 9 September 2016, in accordance with Articles 96 and 117 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Article 8 of the law “On elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” and Articles 5 and 9 of the law “On the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, 4 December 2016 was set as presidential election day.
According to the Central Election Commission, 17,941 million people visited December 4 their precinct polling stations to cast their vote for their candidates.
At 8 PM Tashkent time all the polling stations closed their doors. According to the Central Election Commission by 7 PM, almost 18 million people, or 86.62% of the total number of voters made their choice in the presidential elections.
Today a group of officials of Kazakhstan has arrived in Uzbekistan to observe the presidential elections.
The presidential elections continue in Uzbekistan, and by 5 PM Tashkent time almost 16 million people have already voted for their candidate, or 77% of total number of voters.
According to the CEC data, by 3 PM the voter turnout in the presidential elections reached 67.82 percent. The elections are found valid, though the voting in polling stations continues.
At a briefing at the National Press Center for the coverage of the presidential elections in Uzbekistan the CEC Chairman Mirzo-Ulughbek Abdusalomov noted on the heavy polling in the elections.
Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Hatamjon Ketmonov voted December 4 in the polling station no 282 in Almazar district of Tashkent.
Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Adolat Social-Democratic Party Narimon Umarov voted December 4 in the polling station no 550 in Tashkent.
Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Milliy Tiklanish Democratic Party Sarvar Otamuratov voted December 4 in the polling station no 584 in Tashkent.
On December 4 at 7 AM I hurried to the polling station no 484 in order to, firstly, to fulfill my civic duty and vote, and secondly, to talk about the work of one of the ordinary polling stations.
Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on December 4 visited the polling station no 132 in Tashkent for voting.
More than 80 people have already voted within the first hour of the work of the polling station no 598, located on the basis of school №70 of the capital.
Today at 6 AM Tashkent time 9383 polling stations opened their doors in Uzbekistan.
Aleksei Lazurenko, broadcaster, Ren TV Russian channel:
From November 30 to December 5 the Crystal hall of the International Hotel Tashkent will host the Press Club: Elections.uz-2016. This multimedia platform has all conditions for Uzbekistan and foreign journalists to prepare materials on the elections of the President of Uzbekistan.
The main political event of the year will be held on December 4 - the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. For wide coverage of the forthcoming election of the President of Uzbekistan the Central Election Commission accredited more than 1300 representatives of foreign and national media.
In the republican press centre for coverage of the elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, a meeting took place on 28 November 2016 between the chairman of the Central Electoral Commission, M.Abdusalomov, and representatives of Russian media accredited for coverage of the country’s presidential elections.
Serious preparations are carried out for the upcoming December 4th presidential elections in our country. All conditions for voting have been created at the polling stations. Early voting begins ten days before the election and ends the day before the election. The timing of early voting is determined by the district election commission and shall be brought to the attention of voters,...