Shavkat Mirziyoyev re-elected as Uzbekistan president
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Monday was re-elected for a second five-year term, the country's Central Election Commission announced.
Mirziyoyev's widely expected victory will allow him to deepen his reform campaign and likely lead to Uzbekistan opening up further to foreign trade and investment, Reuters reported.
The incumbent received 80.1 percent of the vote, the election commission said.
"Uzbekistan's presidential election was held in accordance with international norms, domestic legislation and in line with democratic principles, open and transparent," commission chairman Zayniddin Nizamkhodjaev said.
According to the commission, more than 19 million voters registered for the election, with about 970 international observers and over 1,000 media representatives observing the voting.
(With input from Xinhua)
(Cover: File of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. /Reuters)