NEWS AND EVENTS
December 26, 2004
UZBEK PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS TURNOUT EXCEEDS 85%
Some 12.19 million people or 85.1% of 14.32 million registered voters cast their ballots at Sunday parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan.
As of 22.30 Tashkent time (+5 GMT), voters turnout in the capital was registered at 81%, the Central Election Commission said.
The figures in other regions of the country also exceeded the 80% point: Karakalpakstan - 85.2%, Kashkadarya region - 86.5%, Bukhara region - 86.4%, Andijan region - 87.8%, Samarkand region - 84.7%, Navoi region - 80.5%, Namangan region - 88.3%, Ferghana region - 87.4%, Tashkent region - 82.3%, Surkhandarya region - 81.7%, Syrdarya region - 86.7%, Khorezm region - 84.9% and Jizzakh region - 88,6%.
About 20% of all bulletins were counted at 21.30.
Preliminary election results will be announced at 9.00 on Monday, while the final results are expected at 18.00 on the same day.