0847 GMT May 24, 2022
During a briefing on Monday, the chairman of the CEC Zainiddin Nizamkhodjaev said that 16.21 million citizens took part in the voting, which is 80.4% of the total number of voters included in the lists.
In accordance with the Electoral Code of Uzbekistan, this indicates that the presidential elections have taken place.
Mirziyoyev won more than 80.1% of the votes in the presidential elections, Nizamkhodjaev said.
Mirziyoyev is a candidate from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Business People - the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (UzLiDeP).
In accordance with the Electoral Code of Uzbekistan, this gives the right to consider him as the elected head of state.
According to Nizamkhodjaev, the candidate from the Democratic Party "Milliy Tiklanish" Alisher Kadirov received more than 5.5% of the vote, the candidate from the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Maksuda Varisova - 6.6%, the candidate from the Social Democratic Party "Adolat" Bahrom Abdukhalimov - 3.4% and the candidate of the Ecological Party Narzullo Oblomurodov - 4.1%.
After the announcement of the provisional results, Mirziyoyev addressed the voters and members of the UzLiDeP party on Monday.
“My dear fellow countrymen. Of course, every person has such moments of excitement in life as I have now. I bow down and thank everyone for their trust in me,” he said.
Mirziyoyev underscored that the over 80% turnout speaks of the fact that many are not indifferent to the future, and the elections were held in line with the Electoral Code, which is recognized in the world.
“Today's Uzbekistan is not an Uzbekistan of yesterday. Our people are not the same as they were 5 years ago. I have said before and will say now: there is no turning back. Uzbekistan will only go forward!”, the president said.
The head of state also thanked the journalists.
SCO Observer Mission: No election violations
Meanwhile, Deputy Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), head of the SCO Observer Mission Erik Ashimov said on Monday that no violations had been spotted during the presidential elections.
The SCO evaluates the invitation to observe the presidential elections as the desire of the leadership of the Republic of Uzbekistan to ensure maximum openness, transparency and democratic elections. The SCO mission conducted an in-depth analysis of the electoral legislation and practice of holding elections in Uzbekistan.
As Deputy Secretary-General of the SCO, I headed the SCO Mission, which in the period from October 16 to October 24 carried out short-term monitoring of the preparation and conduct of the presidential elections.
The mission accredited 26 international observers and representatives of legislative and electoral bodies of the SCO member states, as well as officials of the Secretariat and the Executive Committee of the SCO RATS.
The Mission states that the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan complied with the requirements of the electoral legislation of the country and the international obligations assumed by the country.
The mission did not note any violations of the norms of national legislation that cast doubt on the legitimacy of the presidential elections. The Mission recognizes the elections as transparent, reliable and democratic.
The Mission states that the election of the president has become an important step towards the further development of democratic processes in Uzbekistan. The Mission congratulates the people of Uzbekistan on the completion of the elections and wishes success in implementing the policy of strengthening independence and sovereignty and socio-economic development of the country, new achievements and prosperity.
CIS Observer Mission: Fully consistent election with generally recognized principles
Also, on the same day, the Central Election Commission hosted a briefing with the participation of the mission of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States and observers from the CIS countries.
According to the head of the CIS observer mission, Sergey Lebedev, the elections were held in full compliance with the Constitution and the Election Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The competitiveness, openness and transparency of this important political process, as well as its compliance with the generally recognized principles of democratic elections were emphasized.
As noted, the next day after receiving the proposal to observe the elections in Uzbekistan, the members of the mission began observing the electoral process in the country via the Internet and the media. Members of the CIS observer mission visited all regions of Uzbekistan and concluded that the electoral process was based on international standards and norms. Polling stations were provided with all information materials, information about the candidates. This created additional opportunities for voters.
In previous elections, not only in Uzbekistan, but also in other countries, the determination of polling stations and registration caused significant inconvenience to voters. Such problems have been eliminated in the current elections. Each voter is assigned to the respective polling station. At the same time, technical aspects deserve special attention, the report said.