PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS 2016
March 31, 2015
Presidential Elections: Preliminary Results Announced
The Republican press centre for the coverage of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a press conference for domestic and foreign mass media to announce preliminary results of the presidential elections.
According to the Chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) M.Abdusalomov, 29 March elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan was held openly in full compliance with the national electoral legislation and internationally accepted principles of international law.
The vote was attended by 18 million 942 thousand citizens, which is 91,08% of the total number of voters included in the lists. According to the article 35 of the Law on the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, it suggests that presidential elections are held.
The CEC did not receive any information from the places on violations of the electoral law.
“The high activity of the electorate speaks about the growing political activity of the citizens of Uzbekistan, who are clearly aware that the further development of the country depends on their decision,\" said the Chairman of the CEC.
He also said that according to the preliminary results of the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan 17 million 122 thousand 577 citizens, or 90.39% of the total number of voters casted their votes for Islam Karimov. For Akmal Saidov voted 582 thousand 688 people, or 3.08% of voters, for Hotamjon Ketmonov – 552 thousand 309 people, or 2.92% of voters, for Narimon Umarov voted 389 thousand 24 people, or 2.05% of voters.
The briefing participants were informed that currently the CEC considering the protocols and other documents provided by district election commissions. In accordance with the Law on the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, all of them, if it will be necessary – also the papers of precinct election commissions will be again thoroughly checked up by the CEC. Only after that the CEC will decide on the outcome of the election.
In accordance with the national electoral legislation, the message about the results of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan will be published by the CEC in print no later than 10 days after the election day, that is, until 8 April 2015.
The journalists received answers to their questions.