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Today new president of Uzbekistan to become known 

The name of the new president of Uzbekistan will become known today. The Central Election Commission of the republic will announce the official results of the early elections after 4.00 p.m.

They were attended by 87.83 percent of voters, or more than 17 million people. Voting began on Sunday at 06.00 a.m. (05.00 a.m. Bishkek time) and held until 8.00 p.m. (9.00 p.m. Bishkek time).

The elections were declared valid. The voter turnout exceeded the required 33 percent by 11.00 a.m. local time. 

Counting of votes is carried out manually. Liberal-Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (UzLiDep), which nominated acting president Shavkat Mirziyoyev, counts on 80 percent of the votes.

Elections in Uzbekistan were appointed after the death of the permanent leader Islam Karimov on September 2, 2016.