Shavkat Mirziyoyev wins Uzbekistan’s presidential elections

Shavkat Mirziyoyev wins Uzbekistan's presidential elections

Tashkent (UNA-OIC) – The Kazakh Central Election Commission (CEC) announced the preliminary results of the Presidential elections of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In this regard, the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businesspeople – the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan held an event at Humo Arena Complex. Activists and supporters of the party took part in it.

Participants watched the online broadcast of the press conference of the Central Election Commission dedicated to the preliminary results of the elections. According to preliminary results, Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev won the presidential elections, gaining 80.1 percent votes in the elections.

According to the CEC, Maksuda Vorisova from the People’s Democratic Party received 6.6% of the vote, Alisher Kodirov from the “Milliy tiklanish” Democratic Party – 5.5%, Narzulla Oblomuradov from the Ecological Party – 4.1% and Bahrom Abdukhalimov from the Social Democratic Party “Adolat” – 3.4%. Central Election Commission said that all ballots have been counted.

The voting became a reflection of the broad support of the people for the course of reforms and transformations, the results of which are clearly felt in our lives, the embodiment of the confidence of our citizens in the future. Over the past five years, unprecedented large-scale work has been carried out under the leadership of Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The spirit of updates has reached every sphere. In accordance with the Action Strategy for five priority areas of development of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021, the most important administrative, legal and economic reforms were implemented.

During this period, the country’s economy grew by 24 percent, industry by 34 percent, exports increased by 1.5 times, the volume of foreign investment by 3 times. The country’s gross domestic product has reached $60 billion. The average monthly salary increased 2.2 times.

Large-scale opportunities have been created for the development of regions, the expansion of industry and the service sector. Hundreds of enterprises and factories, thousands of new jobs have appeared. Large-scale construction and landscaping activity was carried out.

Practical effectiveness, human interests are put at the forefront of reforms. Socially oriented programs have been implemented. Much attention was paid to the development of science, education, healthcare, culture and art, mass media and sports.

On the eve of the elections, the New Uzbekistan strategy was developed and designed to consistently continue this work, bring the development of the country and the life of our people to a new level. Voters were widely informed about the goals and content of the program during pre-election meetings, and citizens believed in the success of the strategy.

Speaking at the event, Shavkat Mirziyoyev thanked our people for the trust placed in him.

“The trust of our great people is a great happiness for me! I express my deep gratitude to all my fellow party members, our young people, dear mothers and fathers for the high trust and support they have shown me. This trust gives me strength. And at the same time, I feel with all my heart how much responsibility this is”, Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.

It was noted that in these troubled times, many difficult trials have to be overcome, and our people, united, with their inherent diligence and dedication, achieve tremendous success.

“We have passed any kind of trials in the last five years! They hardened us. Brought us closer together. We are united. Today the world has seen again what a united people are capable of”, the President said.

It was emphasized that the Presidential elections, held for the first time based on the Election Code, were held in the spirit of democracy, openly and publicly.

“Observers came from many countries, major international organizations. They could visit any polling station of their choice and see the created conditions, making sure that our people are not indifferent to the future. They actively participated in the elections, came to vote together with their families. This testifies to the spirit, mood and political culture of our people. At meetings, people make relevant proposals for each area, city or district. Criticism also sounds. This is also the result of the fact that our lives have changed, democratic reforms are being carried out. I want to say again: there is no way back. Now Uzbekistan will only move forward”, Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.

The Head of the state thanked all foreign and local observers, members of the Central Election Commission, district and precinct election commissions, and media representatives.

He also expressed gratitude to the candidates who participated in the Presidential elections from other political parties.

“They also strive to develop Uzbekistan. Therefore, we will take into account their proposals in our program, which our people liked. Yesterday we were competitors, but now we need to act as a single fist. I promise to use all my strength and potential to justify the high trust of our people, to fulfill their dreams and aspirations, to ensure a prosperous life. We will all build a New Uzbekistan together”, Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.

The Secretary-General of the Economic Cooperation Organization noted that the Presidential elections in Uzbekistan were held at a high political, legal and organizational level. He emphasized the active involvement of the population in the electoral process. According to him, the elections were organized in full compliance with international standards and norms.

In addition, Head of the Observer Mission from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Anisul Haq congratulated the Uzbek people on their participation in the presidential elections, as well as the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan on the excellent organization of this event.

“Everyone knows that, according to the OIC Charter, the organization has a mandate to work towards upholding the values of democracy, human rights and women’s rights. Of course, this implies the full expression of freedom of opinion, speech and choice.

Uzbekistan is an important country for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the mechanism of cooperation between the OIC and Uzbekistan is of key importance for it. The OIC presidential election observation mission, which was sent to Uzbekistan, is a testament to our high level of cooperation. OIC observers consist of Bangladesh, Iraq, Indonesia and Cameroon representatives. This mission was aimed at assessing the various stages of the electoral process in order to establish whether there is compliance with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the national electoral legislation in general and, of course, international norms and standards.

Anisul Haq made a commitment to observe the principles of election observation, which were accepted at the international level, and we carried out our work in accordance with these principles. The OIC mission worked in the capital and in some areas. Its work began immediately before Election Day and continued on Election Day. The Mission received all the necessary information, compiled a report, which was submitted to the OIC Secretariat.

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