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Karimov Wins Uzbek Presidential Election with 90% of Votes

The re-election of Uzbekistan's leader of 25 years has never been in question

TASHKENT, March 30 (TASS) - Uzbekistan’s incumbent President Islam Karimov has won the country’s presidential election, scoring 90.39% of the vote, head of the Uzbek Central Election Commission (CEC) Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov told a briefing on Monday.

"As many as 17.2 million people or 90.39% of those who came to the polls cast their ballots for Karimov," he said. In accordance with Article 35 of the Law "On Presidential Election in the Republic of Uzbekistan," this makes him elected for another term of office.

<figcaption>Islam Karimov | Photo: ©Dmitry Astakhov, ITAR-TASS</figcaption>
Islam Karimov | Photo: ©Dmitry Astakhov, ITAR-TASS

Islam Karimov was nominated to run for another presidential term at a congress of the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan.



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