The Uzbek Prime Minister and Acting President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has been elected the country’s President. The Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan announced that Mirziyoyev won 88.6 percent of the votes, well above the required 50 percent to become President. Mirziyoyev and around 1,000 of his supporters held a celebration event in the Capital of Tashkent on Monday. About 18 million people or 88 percent of the registered voters cast their ballots, which outnumbered the validity threshold of 33 percent, said the Chairman of the Commission, Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov, adding that no violations were reported in the Presidential Election. Mirziyoyev, 59, has served as Uzbek Prime Minister since 2003. After the Late Uzbek President Islam Karimov died on September 2, he was named as the country’s acting President by the Legislative Chamber and Senate of the Oliy Majlis, the Uzbek Parliament.