Acting president of Uzbekistan, Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev has been announced winner of the presidential race that took place on December 4. As the head of the Uzbekistan’s Central Election Commission Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov announced on December 5, Mirziyoyev won 88.61% of the votes.
“15,906,724 people voted for Mirziyoyev, which is 88.61% of those who participated in the voting,” Abdusalomov said at a briefing. In accordance with Article 35 of the country’s law on the presidential election it allows calling Mirziyoyev president-elect.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev was proposed as the presidential candidate by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businesspeople – the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan. He was born in 1957. Mirziyoyev graduated from Tashkent Irrigation and Agriculture Mechanization Institute. He was head of the administration of Mirzo-Ulugbek District of Tashkent, headed administrations of Jizzakh and Samarkand regions. Since 2003, he was prime minister of Uzbekistan.
The snap presidential election was held in Uzbekistan after its president, Islam Karimov, 78, died on September 2 after a stroke.