TASHKENT

In weekend second-round elections for Uzbekistan’s lower house of parliament, the ruling party emerged triumphant, according to final results of overall polls announced on Monday.

Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalamov, head of the Central Election Commission, told a press conference that polls were re-held on Sunday in 25 constituencies where no candidate got 50% of the vote in inconclusive Dec. 22 elections.

On Sunday, some 1.98 million people cast votes, in a turnout of about 62.8%, according to Abdusalamov.

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party won 53 seats, while the National Revival Party got 36, Justice Social Democratic Party 24, People’s Democratic Party

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