Today, the head of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov congratulated Shavkat Mirziyoyev on his confident victory in the presidential elections in Uzbekistan. This was reported by the press service of Mirziyoyev.
“During the telephone conversation, Berdimuhamedov cordially congratulated the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on his confident victory in the presidential elections,” the message says. “They expressed sincere wishes for the continuation of effective reforms and transformations aimed at modernizing the country and increasing its international authority.”
The heads of state discussed the practical implementation of the agreements reached as a result of official events at the highest level on October 4-5 this year in the city of Tashkent.
Berdimuhamedov and Mirziyoyev also reviewed the schedule of upcoming contacts, including within the framework of regional organizations.
Voting in the presidential elections in Uzbekistan ended on October 24 at 20:00 local time. Five people ran for the post of head of state, including incumbent President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. In the republic, 9,925 polling stations were opened, and about 19.9 million people were on the voter lists. The process was monitored by over a thousand international observers.
According to the Chairman of the Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev, the elections held on Sunday were free and democratic, the candidates were given good opportunities for campaigning.
Presidential elections in Uzbekistan are held every five years. Early presidential elections were held in the country on December 4, 2016, which was won by Mirziyoyev, who served as prime minister. Experts say that one of the main successes of the first presidency of Shavkat Mirziyev is doubling the country's GDP.