1991 Uzbek presidential election

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1991 Uzbekistani presidential election

December 29, 1991 (1991-12-29) 2000 →
  Islam Karimov (cropped).jpg Muhammad Salih.jpg
Nominee Islam Karimov Muhammad Salih
Party PDPU Erk
Popular vote 8,514,136 1,220,474
Percentage 87.1 % 12.5 %

President before election

Islam Karimov

Elected President

Islam Karimov

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Presidential elections were held for the first time in Uzbekistan on 29 December 1991.[1] Their result was a victory for Islam Karimov of the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, who won with 87.1% of the vote. Voter turnout was reported to be 94.2%.[2]


Candidate Party Votes %
Islam Karimov People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan 8,514,136 87.1
Muhammad Salih Erk 1,220,474 12.5
Against all 36,525 0.4
Invalid/blank votes 129,823
Total 9,900,958 100
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p490 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p496