In Uzbekistan sum up the results of extraordinary presidential elections scheduled in connection with the death of Islam Karimov. Elections were held with a turnout of 90%. A clear favorite of the 4 candidates - the current Prime Minister and acting President Shavkat Mirziyoev.
Just after 20:00 on 4 December in Uzbekistan, closed polling stations and district election commissions repaid unused ballots started counting votes. A huge stack of ballots - votes cast for the current acting head of the Republic, Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev. 3 stack - 3 votes for other candidates. This pattern is observed not only at a particular polling station, but throughout the country. In Uzbekistan it is not customary to announce interim election results, even exit polls are not carried out. So in addition to the information about the turnout of 88 per cent in vain that journalists and foreign observers were waiting for some other figures. They will be announced later. But what the continuity of government and the need to continue the course that quarter of a century was defined by President Islam Karimov, today it is clear and without protocols of the Central election Commission.
Birthday cake which is already ordered in the headquarters and where we are preparing to celebrate the victory of their candidate, not even enough for a thousandth of all supporters of the current Prime Minister. He has not yet made official statements and even in day of voting was laconic. Came to the site for the whole family - wife, children and grandchildren, lowering the Bulletin under the flashes of cameras. Mirziyoev still not used to being the center of attention. His program at the headquarters of the called program development with emphasis on socio-economic reforms. The Prime Minister has already begun. In Uzbekistan several times reduced cotton production in favor of fruit and vegetables. Most will go to the Russian market. The question of relations with Moscow is one of the key. The fact that after the death of his long-time leader, Islam Karimov, the country was able to prepare for early presidential elections with a little over 2 months, is an indicator of the enormous changes in the country, say international observers. They noted and the different conditions for all candidates from every party, and unprecedented openness. Agitation first introduced even in social networks, and for the first time the local press covered the campaign as well.
More recently, in Uzbekistan it was not made publicly Express their political feelings, and indeed to talk about politics out loud. But in the evening at the headquarters Shavkat Mirziyoyev, waiting for a big rally and the first message from the new elected President to the nation.
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