The CIS observers note the high voter turnout in Uzbekistan

Наблюдатели от СНГ отмечают очень высокую явку на выборах в Узбекистане

The presidential elections in Uzbekistan held in a calm atmosphere, voter turnout is very high, said to RIA Novosti CIS Executive Secretary, head of mission of observers from the CIS Sergey Lebedev.

Presidential elections in Uzbekistan were declared valid, at 11 o’clock local time (09.00 GMT), the turnout exceeded the required threshold of 33%.

“The election campaign is calm and orderly, it is felt that we have done a lot of preparatory work”, — said Lebedev.

According to Lebedev, the observers of the CIS mission noted very high voter turnout. “We visited several polling stations, some of them voter turnout exceeded 60 per cent,” he added.

The head of the mission noted that neither the mission nor the local observers with whom they were talking, and found no violations of the electoral process.

The mission of observers from the CIS has worked in Uzbekistan since 17 Nov, it includes 73 persons, representing virtually all CIS States.

In the election involved four candidates: Shavkat Mirziyoev (liberal democratic party of Uzbekistan), Hataman Meetings (people’s democratic party of Uzbekistan, PDPU), Sarwar of Atamuradov, (National democratic party “Milly Tiklanish”, the “National revival”), and narimon Umarov (the social democratic party “Adolat”, “Justice”).

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