At a briefing held at the republican press centre for the coverage of Uzbekistan’s presidential elections, preliminary results of the elections have been announced.Â The chairman of the Central Electoral Commission, M.Abdusalomov, has said that the 4 December 2016 elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan were held transparently on the basis of the national electoral law and internationally-recognized democratic principles.
“With a profound understanding of the historic and political significance of the presidential elections, the multi-ethnic Uzbek people again displayed their civic position and feeling of involvement in the Motherland’s destiny and participated in voting with high political activeness,” says the chairman of the Central Electoral Commission.
Of 20 million 461 thousand 805 voters on the electoral roll, 17 million 951 thousand 667 or 87.73 pre cent voted. This makes the elections valid, according to Article 35 of the law “On elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.
As said previously, 5 international organizations, namely the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the CIS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Association of World Election Bodies and the OIC, as well as nearly 600 observers from 46 states observed the elections.
More than 37 thousand representatives of the 4 political parties that took part in the elections also monitored the processes of voting and vote counting. The electoral commissions created all the necessary conditions for them to work.
More than 1 thousand 400 representatives of domestic and foreign media have given extensive coverage of the election campaign.
No violation of the electoral law in the processes of voting and vote counting has been reported by voters, political parties’ representatives, international or foreign observers to the Central Electoral Commission.
The chairman of the Central Electoral Commission said that after the voting concluded yesterday that is 4 December, work was started under the observation of observers from the 4 political parties, international observers and mass media representatives on counting votes cast for each of the candidates at the polling stations and that there was no break until this process was complete.
According to the preliminary results of the presidential elections, 421 thousand 55 voters or 2.35 per cent of those who took part in the voting voted for Sarvar Otamuratov; 15 million 906 thousand 724 citizens or 88.61 per cent of the voters who took part in the voting voted for Shavkat Mirziyoyev; 669 thousand 187 citizens or 3.73 per cent voted for Hatamjon Ketmonov; and 619 thousand 972 citizens or 3.46 per cent of those who took part in the voting voted for Narimon Umarov.
Thus, in the 4 December 2016 elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev won.
During the briefing, it was announced that the Central Electoral Commission was looking at documents submitted by the district electoral commissions. In accordance with the law “On elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, the Central Electoral Commission will again closely examine these and other documents from some precinct electoral commissions if necessary and then will adopt a decision on the elections’ results.
The Central Electoral Commission will get its announcement on the results of the presidential elections published on the press within 10 days of election day, that is before 14 December 2016.