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    Putin Congratulates Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Becoming Uzbekistan's President

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday congratulated Shavkat Mirziyoyev on winning the Uzbekistan presidential elections, the Kremlin press service said in a statement on Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Uzbekistan's election commission, acting Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev won presidential elections in the country with 88.61 percent of the votes.

    "During a telephone conversation on December 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin warmly congratulated Shavkat Mirziyoyev on a convincing victory in the Uzbek presidential elections and wished him successes on the post," the statement said.

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