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THE CENTRAL ELECTION COMMISSION

OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

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Visit of the Needs Assessment Mission of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Organization for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

In accordance to the parliamentary elections in December 2019 in Uzbekistan, a meeting was held between representatives of the Central Election Commission and the Needs Assessment Mission of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE / ODIHR) on July 9, 2019.

The Chairman of the Central Election Commission, M.Abdusalomov, informed the experts about the work carried out in accordance with the main program for the preparation and holding of parliamentary elections this year. In particular, he introduced the Electoral Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the essence and significance of changes and additions to the electoral legislation.


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In turn, the head of the delegation A.Shlyk noted that large-scale reforms carried out in Uzbekistan in recent years play an important role in the electoral system, and he expressed readiness to discuss mutually beneficial cooperation.


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As noted, the electoral legislation in Uzbekistan is being improved in accordance with international standards and progressive foreign practice. In this regard, the regulatory acts on the introduction of modern information and communication technologies in the electoral process, the further improvement of the election commissions’ work have become of main importance.


In addition, this year, the Electoral Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan was developed and adopted, and it includes all legal norms related to elections. This document was developed based on an analysis of electoral legislation of more than 50 countries and was studied by public as well as international organizations. In particular, recommendations were received from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and other well-known international organizations.


It should be noted that for the first time in the history of Uzbekistan, the OSCE / ODIHR mission was invited six months before the elections. According to the ODIHR rules, this mission is sent before the start of certain elections to assess the electoral situation in a country, including preparations for elections. Its task is to develop recommendations on the desirability of monitoring activities.


Experts met with representatives of the Central Election Commission, the Agency for Information and Communication under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan. During the visit, meetings with leaders and representatives of state bodies, ministries and departments, political parties and public organizations, as well as the media and civil society institutions are planned.

Press Service of the Central Election Commission

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09July 2019


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