Constitutional referendum in Uzbekistan declared valid
A referendum on the issue of amending the country’s constitution has been declared valid in Uzbekistan. As of 13:00 local time (11:00 Moscow time), 62.24% of citizens included in the voter lists voted at the polling stations. This was told by Deputy Chairman of the Central Election Commission of the Republic Bahrom Kuchkarov.
In total, there are 19.4 million citizens of Uzbekistan on the voter list, and 12 million people voted as of 13:00 local time. About this on Sunday, April 30, informs TASS.
The referendum is held at the initiative of the leader of Uzbekistan. He offered amend the constitution, including renewal of office president from five to seven years, the proclamation of Uzbekistan as a social state and abolition of the death penalty.