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OSCE Observers Arrive in Tashkent

Tashkent has hosted a meeting of CEC representatives and journalists with members of the main group of OSCE/ODIHR observer mission headed by Tana de Zulueta.


CEC deputy head Komiljon Adilov briefed the gathered on the process of Presidential election campaign. He noted that much attention is paid to the adherence to principles of legality, publicity, and transparency in all stages of the election campaign.


The gathered exchanged their opinions concerning the work of the OSCE/ODIHR mission, and its cooperation with CEC during the elections in Uzbekistan. Both sides expressed their confidence that the election process goes to be transparent and open, as well as meets all international standards and norms.


According to Tana de Zulueta, the mission carries out its activities on a long term basis, in compliance with the terms and procedure stipulated by the legislation of Uzbekistan, which includes monitoring of the campaign of candidates, and the media coverage of the election. The mission members visit several regions and get acquainted with the activities of the electoral commissions.


On the same day the experts participated in the press conference and answered questions from journalists. The mission members told journalists on the mechanism of their work to monitor the presidential elections in Uzbekistan, as well as their main goals and objectives.


The mission consists of 11 international experts and 10 long-term observers who to be sent to the regions of the country. The mission head informed that there will be made the assessment of the legislative framework and the procedure for its application. Furthermore, the election campaign process will also be examined, well as the voter registration, activities of election commissions, and state authorities.


Preliminary conclusion of OSCE/ODIHR will be published the day after the election. The final report on the results of monitoring will be issued in two months after the completion of the electoral process.


23February 2015

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