Voting in Uzbekistan’s presidential election kicks off

Insight Online News

Tashkent, Oct 24 : Polling stations have opened in Uzbekistan, where people are electing the new president on Sunday.

Voting started at 8 am local time (03:00 GMT) and will end at 8 pm on Sunday.

All five political parties registered in Uzbekistan were able to nominate their candidates for the presidential election and the registration of the candidates was completed in mid-September.

Incumbent Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, 64, from the Uzbekistan Liberal Democratic Party (UzLiDeP), is expected to win the vote. Mirziyoyev, who took office in 2016, has spoken in favor of expanding cooperation with Russia, China and the US, as well as for Eurasian Economic Union integration.

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