The draft law on the new constitution of Uzbekistan was supported by 90.21% of voters, Report informs, citing the preliminary data of the country’s Central Election Commission (CEC).
The turnout, according to preliminary data, was 84.54%.
The referendum on amendments to the constitution of Uzbekistan was held at the initiative of the President of the country Shavkat Mirziyoyev. One of the main amendments to the country’s basic law concerns the extension of the powers of the country’s president from five to seven years. The terms of the current head of state Mirziyoyev will be reset, that is, in 2026 he will be able to run for the third time.
Besides, according to the amendments, Uzbekistan will be proclaimed a social state.