: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Uzbekistan elects President

Acting President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Merzieev has won in the country`s presidential elections, RIA Novosti reports.

Mr Merzieev secured 88.61% of popular vote, according to the head of the Central Election Commission Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov, RIA Novosti reported.

Previously, Mr Merzieev held the position of the country`s prime minister.

”15.9 million voters supported the candidate from UzLiDeP, Shavkat Merzieev, which is 88.61% of the total number of voters,” Mr Abdusalomov told a press conference Monday.

Earlier, August 28, reports came that President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov had suffered a stroke and been admitted to hospital. On August 29 the media reported of the Uzbek leader`s death. September 2, the State hconfirmed the death of Mr Karimov. 


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