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| 20 April 2024, Saturday |

Uzbekistan to hold presidential election on Oct. 24

With the launching of presidential election campaign as of today, Uzbekistan will go to polls on Oct. 24 to elect a new president, the country’s election authority announced on Friday, as declared by the head of the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan, Zayniddin Makhamatovich.

In February, the Senate, the upper house of Uzbekistan’s parliament, approved an amendment, which moved the presidential polls from December to October.

The last presidential election in Uzbekistan was held in December 2016, when Shavkat Mirziyoyev secured a five-year term. He received 88.61% of the votes to win the election against his three rivals.