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Congratulations on the election of President Islam Karimov of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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Foreign heads of states and governments, heads of international organizations and leading companies, prominent public figures of foreign countries continue to send a sincere letters with congratulations and warm wishes on the occasion of the election of President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan in the elections held on March 29, 2015.

Congratulatory letters were sent by:

President of the European Council – Donald Tusk

President of the European Commission – Jean-Claude Juncker

Prime Minister of the Republic of India – Narendra Modi

President of the Republic of the Philippines – Ninoy Aquino

President of JSC “Russian Railways” – Vladimir Yakunin

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company “Boeing”, the president and CEO of company “Boeing – civil aircraft” – Ray Conner

Chairman of the Board of Management airlines “Air Arabiya” the UAE – Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Tany

The president and representative director of “Isuzu Motors Limited” – Susumu Hosoi.

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Greeting Letters for Islam Karimov on His Election as President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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Congratulatory notes with sincere greetings and warm wishes to Islam Karimov on his election as President of the Republic of Uzbekistan during the vote that took place on 29 March 2015 are continuing to arrive from heads of state and government, international organizations as well as renowned public figures of foreign nations.

Greeting letters have come from:

Pranab Mukherjee, President of the Republic of India

Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore

Chummali Saynhasone, President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization of the UN

Koichiro Matsuura, former Director General of UNESCO

Pietro Laffranco, Head of the All-Party Friendship Group Italy-Uzbekistan

Kazuo Furukawa, Chairman of Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technologies Development Organization (NEDO)

Kenichi Matsumoto, Chairman of Japan’s External Technical Assistance Organization for Medical Equipment

Atsushi Seike, President of the University Keio

Kyosuke Nagata, President of Tsukuba University

Shigeru Murayama, President of Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Norimasa Nishida, President of Toyoko Inn Hotel Group

Greeting letters continue to come from government officials and public figures.

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Egyptian media about Uzbekistan

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Egyptian newspaper “Shabab an-Nil” (Youth of Egypt) continues to publish a series of articles devoted to the results of the presidential elections in our country. So, two material published in the regular issue, authors of which have become the Secretary General of the Egyptian liberal party “Al-Karama”, the chairman of the Egyptian-Uzbek Friendship Society in Cairo Magdy Zabal and director of the National Library in Luxor Ahmad Noobie Musa, who participated in the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan as an international observer from Egypt.

In the first article – “President Islam Karimov is folk hero of Uzbekistan” notes that the high voter turnout and high percentage of votes cast for the incumbent president of the country, according to the trust and love of the people of Uzbekistan to their leader.”Presidential elections in Uzbekistan showed that social aspects are a guarantee of political stability.

Gradual reform strategy and development of the country, based on the developed by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov five famous principles and internationally recognized as the “Uzbek model” ensures macroeconomic stability and high economic growth rates.

Dynamic socio-economic development of the country, implemented under the wise leadership of Islam Karimov, and social justice in the distribution of natural resources provides a steady rise in living standards. In turn, these factors inspire the citizens of Uzbekistan for the selfless work for the sake of progress and prosperity of the country, forming a national identity and a sense of pride in belonging to their homeland”, – says the publication.

Another publication entitled “Socio-economic development and foreign policy under his leadership was the key to his convincing victory in the elections”, notes that were held in March of this year’s presidential elections in Uzbekistan are another significant step in the strengthening of democracy and the consolidation of society.

“I voted for Karimov, the vast majority of citizens thus made its choice in favor of continuing the course of reforms, democracy and prosperity of the country”, – emphasized in the article.

Further, the author writes that, explores also highlighted the importance of the foreign policy activities of the Republic of Uzbekistan. “So, on the initiative of President Islam Karimov, the Central Asian region declared a zone free of nuclear weapons. This question is very relevant for the situation in the Middle East.

The correct and accurate foreign policy leadership of Uzbekistan is becoming increasingly important to ensure regional security and stability that will allow all of Central Asia to develop the economy and live in peace and harmony with its neighbors”, – he concluded the Egyptian expert.

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Congratulations on the election of President Islam Karimov of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Foreign heads of states and governments, heads of international organizations and leading companies, prominent public figures of foreign countries continue to send a sincere letters with congratulations and warm wishes on the occasion of the election of President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan in the elections held on March 29, 2015.

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Congratulatory letters were sent by:

President of the Republic of India – Pranab Mukherjee

President of the Republic of Singapore – Tony Tan Keng Yam

President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic – Chummali Saynyason

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization – Taleb Rifai

Former Director General of UNESCO – Koichiro Matsuura

Head of the all-party group of friendship “Italy-Uzbekistan” – Pietro Laffranko

Chairman of the Japan Organization for the development of new energy and industrial technology – Kazuo Furukawa

Chairman of the Japan Organization for external technical assistance in the field of medical equipment – Kenichi Matsumoto

Rector of the University of Keio – Atsushi Seike

Rector of the University of Tsukuba – Kyosuke Nagata

President of “Kawasaki Heavy Industries” – Shigeru Murayama

Chapter “Toyoko Inn Hotel Group” – Norimasa Nishida

Congratulatory letters keep coming.

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Israeli “Menorah”: “Presidential elections in Uzbekistan held in compliance with all canons of democracy”

Israeli Menorah_Presidential elections in Uzbekistan held in compliance with all canons of democracyIn the regular issue of the Israeli newspaper “Menorah” published an article devoted to the election of the President of Uzbekistan.

As the newspaper writes, the elections were free and held in compliance with all the canons of democracy. It is a fact that is confirmed by more than 300 international observers from dozens of countries and international organizations.

It is reported that in the last election by a large margin by political rivals defeated incumbent President Islam Karimov, for whom voted 90,39% of voters.

Special attention is paid to the publication of the fact that Uzbekistan, among the very few post-Soviet states has managed to maintain stable and sustainable development. Today, the republic produces its own cars, products of the chemical and electrical industries, purposefully prepares its own personnel to enter and gain a foothold in the league of countries that dictate fashion in the field of high technologies.

Finally, it emphasizes that the Uzbek land live and feel free to representatives of various nationalities, including Jews, to which everyone in the country is kind. It is an indisputable fact . Let’s just recall how the Uzbeks during the World War II shared last cake with them, as well as Russian and Ukrainians.

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In Shanghai on the results of the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

IN SHANGHAI ON THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTANAt the Center for Research and educational exchanges with the Shanghai University of Uzbekistan held a “round table” on the outcome of the election the President of Uzbekistan, with the participation of experts of the university.

The participants were briefed on the outcome of the presidential elections were held. In particular, it was noted that the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan took place in accordance with the Constitution, the electoral law, while ensuring the rights of citizens to freedom of expression and respect for the principles of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot.

It was reported that in the vote out of 20 million 798 thousand 52 people on the list of voters 18 million 942 thousand 349 citizens took part in elections. This represents 91,08% of the total electorate. It was emphasized that the election was won by a landslide Islam Karimov nominated by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan. He was voted 17 million 122 thousand 597 citizens or 90,39% of voters.

Expressing gratitude for the information, the director of the Research Institute of Public Diplomacy in the SCO Shanghai University Li Wei noted that in the implementation of major reforms Uzbekistan has made great strides in democratization and liberalization of the political, economic and humanitarian spheres.

– Among the main achievements of the republic in the first place, include strengthening the country’s peace, stability and civil harmony, sustainable economic growth, constant improvement of well-being, the level and quality of life, – he said. – It is essential that both are held successive reforms to the formation and development of civil society in Uzbekistan. The most important factor and a source of positive changes have become fundamental changes in the minds and thinking of the people, their beliefs, the growth of a sense of belonging to what is happening around, civic duty and personal responsibility for tomorrow, the fate of their country.

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“Shabab an-Nil”: “Uzbekistan to continue the successful course of reform”

shabab_nil_uzbekistanOn the pages of the Egyptian newspaper “Shabab an-Nil” (Youth of Egypt) published articles on the results of the election of the President of Uzbekistan.

As the newspaper writes, according to the final results of the vote, 90,39% of voters supported the program of President Islam Karimov on the dynamic and progressive development of the country, to strengthen its capacity and improve the well-being of the population.

It is noted that political stability and civil consent, sustainable GDP growth rate of more than 8% per year and a steady rise in welfare will allow the government of Uzbekistan to continue the previous successful course of reforming and strengthening the economic independence of the country.

Special attention is given estimates of observers from international organizations and foreign governments. According to their opinion, the presidential elections held in full compliance with the requirements of the national electoral law, democratic principles of transparency and alternative.

In conclusion its emphasized that the literacy rate of the country’s population is almost 100%. The state guarantees education to all citizens, without exception, which contributed, in turn, the development of political and cultural consciousness of the people, as evidenced by participation in the elections 91,08% of the total electorate.

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Briefing in the US

briefing_usThe Embassy of our country in Washington with representatives of political, business and academic circles in the US held a briefing “Presidential elections in Uzbekistan: American observers’ estimates”.

The audience was presented the detailed information about the electoral process in the country, as well as statistics of the elections.

As noted in the event, evidence of democracy and transparency of the election campaign was the participation of a large number of observers from different countries of the world and international organizations.

The participants of the briefing made by American experts to monitor the elections in Uzbekistan.

So, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Sciences at the American University environment M.Brodi noted the high level of organization of an important event, and steady progress in Uzbekistan in improving the electoral system.

Senior Researcher, Institute of Central Asia and Caucasus at Johns Hopkins University A.Kazi focused on increasing the level of political culture and social consciousness of the population of the republic, as evidenced by the high voter turnout in the elections.

Eurasia program director at the Institute for Global Engagement M.Barnett appreciated by at polling stations extras. In particular, thanks to mother and child room children had the opportunity to be supervised while their parents exercise their right to express his will.

As part of the question and answer session, the participants were interested in the practice of the presidential candidates have equal access to the media for campaigning, the procedure to ensure the right to vote of citizens of the Republic who are abroad, the Uzbek government’s efforts to further expand the voting rights.

Following the event, some US experts shared their views and opinions in an interview Agency “Jahon”.

Director of the Office of Congressman Daniel B.Boyl Lodis:

– In the course of this briefing with the participation of American observers in the presidential election in Uzbekistan, we received detailed information about the electoral process and the results of voting.

I formed the opinion that the electoral system in Uzbekistan and the United States are similar to each other.

We maintain frequent such events, which are important in terms of bringing to the American political circles of the results in your country scale transformations. Our office, for its part, is ready to assist in the further deepening of bilateral relations, including inter-parliamentary relations.

Vice-President of the Eurasian Business Coalition Ralph Winnie:

– For me a great pleasure to attend this event. I was especially interested to learn in detail about the electoral process, the experience of Uzbekistan in the elections.

The results of the popular vote suggests that the vast majority of the population supports the current domestic policy pursued by the country.

I am sure that the elections contribute to a stable environment in Uzbekistan, the continuation of political and socio-economic reforms and achieve new successes in the future development.

National Defense University professor Brianna Todd:

– For researchers studying Central Asia, it is always interesting and important to obtain first-hand information. Today, we got acquainted with the experiences of three American observers of the electoral process in Uzbekistan.

Presidential elections were nice and peaceful.

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INDIAN PRESS ABOUT UZBEKISTAN

INDIAN_PRESS_UZBEKISTANOn the pages of the influential Indian Information magazine Political Events published an unfolded article devoted to the socio-political and socio-economic life of Uzbekistan.

It provides detailed information about the electoral process in our country, and the final results of the past March 29 presidential elections.

As the newspaper writes, the results of the popular vote showed that Islam Karimov, nominated by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party, gaining 90,39% of votes, confidently defeated his rivals.

It is noted that the monitoring mission of CIS, SCO, OIC, AWEB and foreign countries recognized the elections as open and democratic.

The material also introduces the Indian public with the main macroeconomic indicators of the Republic of Uzbekistan and achievements since independence in various fields.

Its stressed that the main principles of the “Uzbek model” of development are the priority of economics over politics, the performance of the state as the main reformer, ensuring the rule of law in all spheres of society, social protection of the population and the gradual transition to a market economy. Since independence, the volume of the economy increased tenfold at an average rate of growth in the amount of 8% per year. External debt does not exceed 15% of GDP with the steady growth of exports and foreign exchange reserves.

Special attention is given to social policy in Uzbekistan. It is reported that over the past year wages and pensions increased by 23,2%, while real incomes grew by 10,2%. Growth was mainly driven by increasing the share of small business and entrepreneurship, which is 52%. Accelerated implement the project for the construction of housing for low-income and medium-income families. Currently there are no homeless people in the country, the availability of living space per capita has increased to 15,4 square meters.

The magazine notes that the government approved the main foreign policy priorities to further strengthen relations and mutually beneficial cooperation with all countries, in particular with neighboring countries. Uzbekistan does not allow adherence to military blocs, allowing the deployment of foreign military bases on its territory or to send its troops abroad for any reason. Key priorities are promoting the preservation of peace, stability and civic harmony, tolerance and mutual respect.

At the end of the article assesses the Indo-Uzbek relationships.

“During the visit of President Islam Karimov in New Delhi in May 2011, relations between India and Uzbekistan have risen to a high level of strategic partnership, reflecting the close understanding between the leaders of the two countries and the two peoples supported. The similarity of approaches to address key regional and international issues, promotes cooperation in the framework of international institutions”, – the paper concludes.

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“ROUND TABLE” IN JAPAN

ROUND_TABLE_JAPANThe Embassy of Uzbekistan in Tokyo held a “round table”, devoted to contemporary socio-political and socio-economic development of our country. It was attended by representatives of Japanese companies, public, scientific and academic circles and the media in Japan. They got acquainted with information about the sustainable growth of the national economy, the implementation of socio-economic and democratic reforms, implementation of State program during the “Year of attention and care for the older generation”.

The event was noted that during the years of independence, the country carried out large-scale reforms aimed at building a democratic state with a socially oriented market economy and the formation of a strong civil society.

It was stressed that the country pays special attention to modernization and diversification of the industry, as well as small business development and entrepreneurship. Over the years of independence, Uzbekistan’s economy has grown by 5 times. Annual GDP growth in recent years consistently above 8%.

– On the results of the event correspondent of IA “Jahon” talked with some of its members.

Ichikawa Shindjiro, CEO Yokobiki Shutter:

– I am familiar with the wide-ranging economic reforms in Uzbekistan. It is encouraging that in the republic issue of creating favorable conditions for foreign investors is the focus of the state. This helps to increase the volume of foreign investments in the national economy.

Our company intends to establish a business in Uzbekistan has good economic opportunities. To this end, we plan to visit the country to study the market in the country.

Noriyasu Nishigaki, general manager of SAP Japan:

– The results of a large-scale work carried out in Uzbekistan in the field of cultural heritage, its careful preservation and promotion can serve as an example for many countries.

Uzbekistan is a key country in Central Asia. Republic has great intellectual potential, which is the core of talented young people.

Along with this, the country is carried out effective social policies on the full support of the older generation. It is highly appreciated in Japan, where most of the population is elderly.

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Greeting Letters for President Islam Karimov

Congratulatory notes with sincere greetings and warm wishes to Islam Karimov on his election as President of the Republic of Uzbekistan during the vote that took place on 29 March 2015 are continuing to arrive from heads of state and government, international organizations as well as renowned public figures of foreign nations.

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Greeting letters have come from:

Sauli Niinisto, President of the Republic of Finland

Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania

Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia

Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom

Lamberto Zannier, Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Alain Destexhe, Senator of Belgium, Chair of the Belgium-Uzbekistan Inter-parliamentary Cooperation Group

Jose Fernando Sanchez-Junco Mans, President and Chief Executive Officer of Maxam

Kim Young Gu, President of Shindong Resources

Yoji Sato, President of Sojitz Corporation

Junzo Shimizu, Chairman of Toyota Tsusho Corp.

Tatsuo Yasunaga, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsui & Co.

Greeting letters continue to come from government officials and public figures.

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THE DIPLOMAT IN SPAIN ABOUT THE HISTORICAL ROOTS OF THE UZBEK DIPLOMACY

DIPLOMAT_IN_SPAINSpanish edition of The Diplomat in Spain published an article “Rui Gonzalez de Clavijo, a man from Madrid at the court of Amir Temur”.

Newspaper timed this article to 679-year anniversary of Amir Temur, his role in the history of medieval Europe. It begins with the assessment of the modern Uzbekistan’s foreign policy:

“The Republic of successfully integrating into the world community and is an active member of many international organizations. Since independence, Uzbekistan established a peaceful foreign policy, and maintaining active diplomatic relations with leading European countries, including Spain”.

Further, the author draws attention to the deep historical roots of Uzbek diplomacy, which flourished in the reign of the great Amir Temur.

“Uzbek diplomacy has deep historical roots, – the article says. – It has become very famous during the reign of Amir Temur. His 679th anniversary Uzbekistan celebrated on April 9. In those days, Temur supported wide diplomatic relations with many countries in Europe and Asia”.

Material introduces readers to the historical significance of the diplomatic mission of the first Spanish Ambassador Rui Gonzalez de Claivijo at courtyard of Amir Temur.

“Rui Gonzalez de Clavijo was the first ambassador of Europe in Asia – the newspaper writes. – He says his three-year trip to the empire of Amir Temur in an extremely interesting book “The life and deeds of the great Amir Temur, with a description of the land of his empire”. The book is a great historical, diplomatic, literary, artistic, religious, geographical, ethnographical and even adventure interest. Very interesting description of Samarkand glorified this city in all Europe”.

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Estimates of Singaporean scholar

Estimates_SingaporeanDirector of the International Centre for study of terrorism and political violence at the School of International Studies n.a. S.Radjaratnama (Singapore) Professor Rohan Gunaratna, who visited Uzbekistan to observe the presidential elections, after returning back home gave an interview to information agency “Jahon”.

During the meeting, he noted the following:

– Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan were organized at a high level in full compliance with international norms and standards. At the polling stations were provided all conditions for the free will expression of citizens.

The first time I visited Uzbekistan in 1999 and, having arrived here again, I was deeply impressed by the achievements of country today. I can safely say that none of the countries of Central Asia has achieved such success. In a short historical period the country has achieved an unprecedented level of economic development, social and political stability and sustainable security. The republic has made great strides in promoting social harmony, the revival of national consciousness and preservation of spiritual values.

The most important result of ongoing large-scale reforms in Uzbekistan – peace and security in a burst of global threats and instability.

Impressive level of social welfare – in fact, every family owns a house and a vehicle receives a steady income and social support from the state.

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In Berlin the results of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan were discussed

Berlin_resultsThe Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Germany held a briefing on the outcome of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The event was attended by representatives of the Bundestag, political funds, expertise, academic, business and social circles, as well as the German media.

It was emphasized that the elections were democratic, transparent and in full compliance with international standards. Their progress monitored by over 300 representatives of authoritative international organizations and 43 countries.

In an interview with news agency “Jahon” some of the participants of the briefing shared their impressions and evaluations at the end of the presidential elections in Uzbekistan.

Eckhard Priller, head of the working group of the Federal network of civic engagement in Germany:

– During his stay in Uzbekistan, I visited 11 polling stations in Tashkent and was personally convinced of the openness and transparency of the elections, as well as the active participation of citizens of the republic in the voting process. This is a clear indication that people are not indifferent to the fate and future of their homeland.

However, I would also like to note that Uzbekistan is conducting large-scale reforms in various fields, giving priority to the development of civil society, strengthen the role of the media in the political life of the state. In this regard, I would like to emphasize that the campaign was widely covered by more than 500 representatives of Uzbek and foreign media.

According to the results of the presidential election won by incumbent President Islam Karimov, who scored more than 90% of the vote. This is a high confidence of the people Head of State, who, I am sure, will continue to pursue the chosen course of political and socio-economic reforms in the country.

Werner Fuhrmann, chairman of the Society of Friendship “Europe-Berlin”:

– I visited the polling stations in Samarkand. Before and during the election campaign for all candidates were created equal legal, organizational and technical conditions. The election campaign was based on the criteria of equality, fairness, openness and transparency.

Convincing victory in the election of Islam Karimov is a confirmation of his high prestige among the citizens of Uzbekistan. Take this opportunity to sincerely congratulate all of Uzbeks on the success of this major political event.

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In Indonesia about the outcome of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Indonesia_about_outcomeOn the official website of the House of Representatives of Indonesia www.dpr.go.id material posted “The election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.”

It is reported that the delegation of the House of Representatives of Indonesia, headed by Vice-Speaker of Fahri Hamzah visited Uzbekistan to observe the presidential elections. Notes that they have been open and transparent manner, in full compliance with the national electoral legislation and universally recognized democratic principles of international law.

“Out of 18 million 942 thousand 349 people participated in the elections, representing 91,08% of the total number of voters, – says the material. – For Islam Karimov nominated by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party voted 17 million 122 thousand 597 voters or 90,39% percent of citizens included in the voter lists. In accordance with the Constitution and the electoral legislation of the republic, the CEC decided to consider Islam Karimov elected to the post of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.

Its emphasized that evidence of democracy and transparency of the election campaign was the participation of 299 observers from 43 countries in America, Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as five international organizations. And monitoring of the electoral process was also attended by more than 35,000 observers from political parties.

“Elections are of great historical significance for the future of Uzbekistan, consistently developing on the way of building a democratic state of law and a strong civil society, – summarized in the publication. – They have demonstrated a high level of legal culture and political activity of citizens, who through their participation in the voting, reiterated their support for the course of consistent reforms in the country”.

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Malaysian observers about the high voter turnout on presidential elections in Uzbekistan

Malaysian_observersOn the website of the Malaysian National News Agency Bernama published an article devoted to the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The author of materials – journalist of this agency Nor Farid Abdul Rashid, who visited our country to highlight this political event.

According to Bernama, Vice-President of the Senate of Malaysia Datuk Doris Sophia Brody, who visited Uzbekistan to observe the recent presidential elections, praised the turnout of 91% or 18,942,000 citizens who went to the polls during elections on March 29, 2015.

“My general observation showed that the system of democracy in the country corresponds to the national spirit. Since independence, Malaysia has not observed a similar turnout”, – she said in a recent interview to Bernama.

Doris Sophia Brody, who led a delegation of three other senators and was invited to observe the transparency of the presidential elections, noted that the Uzbeks were enthusiastic when choosing a leader of his country.

She stressed that out of more than 18 million people voted more than 17 million, or about 90 percent voted for Islam Karimov, who was elected to the presidency.

“I can conclude that Islam Karimov has wide support and has many supporters, he made a great contribution to the development of the country. I imagine him as “the architect” of the Republic of Uzbekistan. He leads the state since independence (1991)”, – she said.

Another aspect that also caught her attention. Unlike in Malaysia polling stations were not only in schools. In universities and even hospitals were established polling stations and due to this fact there was no long queues.

“I visited the branch of the Russian University n.a. Lomonosov, where one of the polling stations was organized. For the voters the elections were more like a holiday that coincides with the elections, and people were just happy”, – she noted.

Vice-President of the Malaysian Senate stressed that she was also informed by the Central Election Commission (CEC) on the funding of the election campaign. So, each party, which has nominated its candidate, received an equal amount of money from the government.

Deputy Chief Electoral Officer Datuk Seri Mohd Hashim Abdullah, Malaysian observer, who also came on the parliamentary elections, praised the support of the people who showed their willingness to vote for a worthy leader. The observer expressed the hope that the voters in Malaysia will follow Uzbek people’s example.

Speaking with a reporter of Bernama, he also noted exerted by the CEC respect and care about voters who have not had the opportunity to visit the polls. Voting at home was arranged for them.

In Bukhara, a city that is called “museum city”, the head of the precinct election commission Mirzahid Islomovich Daminov told Bernama, the high 90% turnout in Uzbekistan is “natural”, stressing that the voters could freely choose and vote for the leader, who could lead the country forward.

According to the CEC, 17,122,597 voters or 90,39% voted for Karimov and Akmal Saidov received 582,688 votes or 3,08%, Hotamjon Ketmonov had 552,309 votes or 2,92%, Narimon Umarov collected 389,024 votes or 2,05%.

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A “round table” held in Paris

round_table_ParisIn Paris a “round table” on the outcome of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan was held. It was organized by the Embassy of our country in France in cooperation with the Institute of Forecasting and Security in Europe (IFSE).

The event was attended by international observers from France, who monitored the electoral process, as well as representatives of French political, academic and expert circles. A discussion of the results of the presidential elections in Uzbekistan, held on March 29 this year. It was noted that elections were held in a qualitatively new socio-political and socio-economic conditions significantly increased inter-party competition, political and civic activity of the population of Uzbekistan, in accordance with generally accepted international standards and the country’s electoral law.

It was emphasized that the evidence of their democracy and transparency was attended by more than 300 observers from 43 countries and five international organizations – the OSCE, CIS, SCO, AWEB and OIC.

As part of the “round table” were international observers from France.

President of the Institute of forecasting and security in Europe Emmanuel Dupui, in particular, from the obtained during a visit to Uzbekistan experience highlighted the obvious fact steady and continuous improvement of the electoral process.

– This noteworthy fact is undoubtedly connected with the modernization of an appropriate legislative framework on the basis of its own national vision and progressive international experience, – he said. – Being in Uzbekistan, we observed the elections in various regions of the country that gave us the possibility of objective comparison and detection of high organizational level of the electoral process, high political activity of the population, especially young people.

For Europeans obvious role of Uzbekistan, which he plays in ensuring regional stability and security. That is why during his visit to the country IFSE together with the Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies was organized by the international scientific-practical seminar on “The Role of Uzbekistan in ensuring security and sustainable development in Central Asia”.

Europe and, particularly, France, based on the contemporary realities and their own safety, should recognize the strategic importance of the region and to expand cooperation with him.

Professor, Deputy Director of the Institute of Urban Planning and Development of the University of the Sorbonne Paris IV, an expert on Sustainable Development Jean-Antoine Duprat said that the recently held presidential elections, as well as parliamentary, were organized at a very high level and in full compliance with international democratic principles.

– This is also confirmed by observers from other countries and international organizations with whom I exchanged views, – he said. – I would especially like to acknowledge clear and well-coordinated work of polling stations and created conditions within them. Having visited a number of polls in the Khorezm region, on the eve of and on election day, I was pleasantly surprised by the level of preparation. I would also like to note the high activity of people of Uzbekistan during the vote, an important mechanism for the participation of citizens in government. This means that the Uzbek people confident in its future, to further strengthen the democratic state with a strong civil society.

The lawyer of Volterra Fietta, Senior Lecturer at University of Paris of “Law, Economics and Management”, international observer, Pierre-Emmanuel Dupont also shared his findings on the basis of observation of presidential elections took place in our country.

– Personally, I have visited more than a dozen of polling stations in Samarkand, and I should note their level of logistics system, – he said. – The results of the presidential elections fully comply with the mood and expectations of the Uzbek people. By voting in an absolute majority for the President Islam Karimov, he chose a course for political stability, further economic and social progress and the strengthening of the international authority of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Project Director of the Association “Sogdian” Didier Chaudet:

– I had a chance to observe the presidential elections in Andijan and Tashkent. High voter turnout left significant impressions on me, as well as on other foreign observers . Overall, the atmosphere observed in the election can be called a national holiday cohesion and unity. I have visited more than a dozen polling stations in Andijan, where everywhere felt cheerful, creative attitude. These positive impressions of the presidential election for a long time remain in our memory.

People made their choice in favor of an important stable, progressive, democratic development of the country, which is important for the entire region.

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Egyptian radio about the elections in Uzbekistan

Egyptian_radioNational radio of Egypt aired a series of special programs dedicated to the election of the President of Uzbekistan.

They provide information on the outcome of the elections, estimates of Egyptian observers, who were monitoring the electoral process in our country.

As reported by radio, 18 million 942 thousand 349 people participated in the voting, or 91.08% of the total number of voters and according to the final results of elections, Islam Karimov, nominated by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party, obtaining 17 million 122 thousand 597 votes, won the election for the post of President.

Its emphasized that the evidence of democracy and transparency of the election campaign was the participation of 299 observers from 43 countries, as well 5 international organizations.

Egyptian experts were unanimous in their opinion that the presidential elections in Uzbekistan were another significant step in strengthening democracy and the consolidation of society. They highlighted the convenience for foreign observers, who are fully able to carry out monitoring and review of the electoral process.

In general, thanks to a series of gears Egyptian listeners learn more about the achievements of our country’s independence in the democratic transformation of the state and civil society.

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American experts on elections in Uzbekistan

American_expertsInternational observers from the United States shared their views and comments on the results of presidential elections in Uzbekistan in an interview to information agency “Jahon”.

Professor at the State University of New York, director of the Center for “Global scientific publications” Parviz Morvidj:

– I as a foreign observer had the opportunity to personally observe all stages of the electoral process. In this connection I would like to emphasize that the elections and their results have become an important achievement not only for Uzbekistan, but also for Central Asia.

Its commendable that your country, maintaining the integrity and without succumbing to outside influence, it remains true independent republic.

In general, the elections in Uzbekistan have shown a high level of activity of all segments of the population. It has been seen how the political culture of citizens has increased over the years of independence, and how deeply people are interested in continuing the process of reform and modernization of the country.

Professor at New York University Astrid Cerny:

– During the visit to Uzbekistan, I visited Tashkent, Surkhandarya and Navoi regions. Acquainted with the work of polling stations in urban and rural areas.

I would also like to emphasize that the whole electoral system of the republic is built so as to provide easy process for ordinary voters. The final stage is of particular interest – anouncement of counting of votes of the results in the national media.

In my opinion, the election results reaffirmed their commitment to the further development of the republic on the way of building a democratic state with a strong civil society.

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Italian expert about Uzbekistan

Italian_expertThe convincing victory of Islam Karimov in the presidential election in Uzbekistan indicate recognition of his merits as head of state, as well as progress in solving urgent problems of socio-economic development of the country.

The representative of the Italian tourism company GS Air Luke Nardone expressed his opinion in an interview to information agency “Jahon”.

– Uzbekistan with its ancient history, rich culture and unique architecture of great interest to Italian tourists, – he said. – The potential of the republic in the tourism sector has always been and remains very high.

There is no doubt that peace and tranquility, prevailing today in your country, are of paramount importance, because without stability in society there is no way for the development of any industry.

In my opinion, in order to continue the positive trend of growth of the tourist flow in Uzbekistan promotional activities are very important. Europeans, particularly Italians, should know more about the rich cultural heritage of your people.

I am sure that in the future tourism will become one of the drivers of economic development of your republic.

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View from Kuwait: “Peace, inter-ethnic harmony and atmosphere of creativity – the determinants of progress in Uzbekistan”

View_Kuwait_PeaceInauguration of Islam Karimov to the post of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the joint meeting of the Oliy Majlis Chambers and the keynote speech of the President aroused great interest in the expert and scientific circles of Kuwait.

So, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Kuwait University, Professor Abdul-Reda Assiriy stressed that under the wise leadership of President Islam Karimov, who enjoys great popularity and respect among the people, and has a reputation as a recognized international policy, Uzbekistan in the future will also achieve great success in the way of building a democratic state and open civil society.

– I fully agree with the leader of Uzbekistan in that the basis of all great successes of the Republic, primarily lies a fundamental change in consciousness and thinking, the growth of political and legal culture of the people, – he said. – Indeed, in the further development of the country’s most reliable support is possessing modern knowledge and professions, independently and newly-thinking youth.

– In my opinion peace, inter-ethnic harmony and atmosphere of creativity, prevailing in the country, are the determining factor of progress and prosperity, – summed up the Kuwaiti scholar.

In turn, Professor of Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research Rafat Fahmy Misk noted the following.

– In his informative speech, President Islam Karimov has clearly outlined the most priorities for domestic and foreign policy of the country in the coming years. It is important that Uzbekistan will continue to implement the national economy wide-ranging reforms in order to achieve the most important task – to enter into a number of advanced democracies.

Commendable determination of the Head of Uzbekistan to raise to a new, higher level of reform in the field of freedom of expression and information, human rights and freedoms, to further improve the legal system, the development of civil society institutions.

Islam Karimov designated primary objective to further strengthen the friendly relations and mutually beneficial cooperation with the countries of near and far abroad is essential for the preservation of peace, stability and well-being and prosperity of the entire Central Asian region.

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Congratulations on the occasion of election of Islam Karimov as the President of Uzbekistan

Congratulations on the occasion of election of Islam Karimov as the President of UzbekistanForeign heads of state and government, heads of international organizations and leading companies, prominent public figures of foreign countries continue sending letters with sincere congratulations and warm wishes on the occasion of the election of President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan on the elections held on March 29, 2015.

 

Congratulatory letters were sent by:

Jordan’s King – Abdullah II bin al-Hussein

The Prime Minister and Defense Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan – Abdullah Ensur

King of Bahrain – Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

President of Hungary – Janos Ader

President of the Republic of Bulgaria – Rosen Plevneliev

Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands – Mark Rutte

The head of the company “Airbus Helikopters” for Europe – Olivier Mishalon

Former Congressman, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia, Asia Pacific and Global Environment Protection of the Committee on Foreign Relations of US House of Representatives – Eni Faleomavaega

President of the Joint Chamber of Commerce “Italy-Uzbekistan” – Luigi Iperti

President of the Graduate Institute of Geopolitical Studies and related sciences – Tiberio Graziani

CEO of “Van de Wiele” Co. – Charles Buadin

Congratulatory letters keep coming.

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Israeli experts: “Uzbekistan’s election system meets the highest democratic standards”

5_Israeli experts_Uzbekistans election system meets the highest democratic standardsIn Israel held a seminar on “The practice of holding transparent and democratic elections: experience of Uzbekistan”.

The event, organized by the Embassy of our country in Tel Aviv, attended by representatives of social and political circles, political scientists and leading experts of think tanks, as well as a number of observers of the Israeli media.

During the workshop the audience was informed on the final results of the presidential elections in Uzbekistan adopted in the republic measures to ensure transparency and publicity campaign.

The participants were briefed on the results of socio-economic development of our country in 2014 and the most important priorities of economic program for the current year. They are also informed of the main provisions of the State program “Year of attention and care for the senior generation”.

Within the seminar Israeli expert-academic centers’ politicians and representatives made presentations.

So, the president of the International Center for Electoral Systems A.Tsinker noted in his speech as follows:

– Since gaining independence, the country began a radical reform of the political system. Formation of democratic suffrage was proclaimed one of the most important areas of adopted course. With the development of state the foundation of the electoral system was laid, which currently includes a whole range of legislative acts.

 

Improvement of electoral legislation is an important part of the course on implementing democratic reforms carried out in Uzbekistan. This process has its own characteristics and is conducted consistently, taking into account the real historical conditions, traditions and mentality and political participation.

Serious package of legislative changes and additions made by the President of Uzbekistan in 2003 and 2008, allowed to formulate practically new national electoral system of the country. “The concept of deepening democratic reforms and formation of civil society”, proposed by Islam Karimov in 2010, in fact, become a road map, identifying priority areas for the construction of a strong rule of law.

As practice of holding elections in Uzbekistan shows, a country seriously advanced in terms of establishment of democracy in the electoral process.

I am sure that all introduced legislative initiatives, constitutional amendments and additions will provide further liberalization of the electoral process, freedom of will of the people and the most transparent electoral system.

In turn, the president of the Holon Institute of Technology E.Yakubov stressed:

– Elections are an essential attribute of a democratic constitutional state. In this regard, the experience of Uzbekistan on the part of the organization and conduct of elections is commendable. The country has done a great work to create the necessary legal framework to ensure the most important principle of democracy – the right choice, free will of citizens. To date, the country’s electoral system meets the highest democratic standards.

I would like to draw attention to the high turnout of voters. The turnout indicated 91,08% of voters. In my understanding the political activity of the population is a clear indicator of the success of the “Uzbek model” of development.

Monitoring of the elections conducted by representatives of authoritative international organizations and observers from 43 countries, representing America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

The general opinion of experts, national model of electoral system established in Uzbekistan conforms to generally accepted democratic standards and guarantees the fundamental principles of the organization and holding of open and free elections.

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Uzbekistan’s political life in the spotlight of Kazakh media

4_Uzbekistans political life in the spotlight of Kazakh mediaSpeech by President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the joint session of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan after the ceremony of his inauguration of the President of Kazakhstan widely covered in the media.

So, the news agency “Kazinform” and Today.kz in their news reports have identified designated by the President of our country’s social and economic priorities and the socio-political development of the country for the next five years.

Special attention, according to Kazakh media deserves commitment rate Uzbekistan strengthen relations of friendship and mutual cooperation with its neighbors in the Central Asian region, as well as the firm position of Islam Karimov to protect and promote the principles of national sovereignty of their country.

“Uzbekistan will never join to any military-political blocs, will not allow the deployment on its territory of foreign military bases, visit our troops abroad”, – leads edition of the word Kazakh Islam Karimov.

Nominated by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan theses about the priorities of socio-economic and socio-political development also been the subject of discussion among the expert and analytical circles of Kazakhstan.

Director of the Institute of National Studies B.Nurmuhamedov notes that Kazakhstan highly appreciates Uzbekistan’s commitment to the establishment of a truly good-neighborly, constructive and mutually beneficial relations with the countries of Central Asia.

“I would like to draw attention to the fact that one of the first the President of Kazakhstan congratulated President of Uzbekistan on his election to the highest post, which is very symbolic and significant. This shows the level of our relations, which have enormous potential for further development”.

According to the director of the Institute of Regional Development V.Tuleshov, development program for the coming five-year period  announced by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, demonstrates the presence of a deep and thoroughly verified deliberate strategy on strengthening the role and place of the Uzbek state in the international system.

“Thanks to the implementation of structural reforms to diversify the economy and the development of Small Business and Private Entrepreneurship (SBPE), today it accounts for 56% of the gross domestic product of Uzbekistan. As noted in the speech of President Islam Karimov, this activity employs 75-77% of the total employed population.

I would like to emphasize that the share of SBPE in GDP, uzbek economy already caught up with the leading economies of the developed countries in the world.

As you know, SBPE is extremely flexible, shows adaptability and survivability in the harsh conditions of a market economy. Their dominance in the structure of uzbek GDP explains Uzbekistan’s economy growth of 8% or more on the background of the tested different countries of the CIS crisis.

I am sure that measures proposed by President Islam Karimov to further reduce the share and reduce the level of state presence in the economy to strategically and economically reasonable size, will open up new opportunities for attracting foreign direct investment, including from Kazakhstan”.

Chief editor of political magazine “Thought” S.Kuttykadam stressed that the rapid pace of industrialization in Uzbekistan attracts the attention of the foreign observer, which testified by expanding the range of Uzbek goods in the markets of the CIS countries, including Kazakhstan.

“I have no doubt that the implementation of your country designated by the President’s goals and objectives for the coming period will contribute to the further formation of Uzbekistan strong, socially-oriented state”.

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Presidential elections in Uzbekistan in the spotlight of Indonesian media

Presidential elections in Uzbekistan in the spotlight of Indonesian mediaIndonesian media widely reported the results of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on March 29, 2015.

In particular, the newspaper UGnews posted a detailed article “The results of the presidential elections in Uzbekistan”.

It is noted that this is an important socio-political event was open and transparent in compliance with the national electoral legislation and universally recognized democratic principles of international law.

“In the vote out of 20 million 798 thousand 52 voters took part in 18 million 942 thousand 349 people, representing 91,08% of the total number of voters, – the article says. – Candidature of Islam Karimov, nominated by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, was supported by 17 million 122 thousand 597 voters or 90,39% of the total number of voters citizens. In accordance with the Constitution and the Law “On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” The Central Election Commission decided to consider Islam Karimov to be elected to the post of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.

UGnews writes that evidence of democracy and transparency of the election campaign was the participation of 299 observers from 43 countries in America, Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as five international organizations. The monitoring of the electoral process was also attended by more than 35,000 observers from political parties.

At the same time, on the popular Indonesian TV channels TvOne and MetroTV also demonstrated television broadcasts dedicated to the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Viewers were introduced to create the necessary conditions in the polling stations where functioned room mother and child, medical offices. TV channels emphasize audience coordinated work of election commissions, through which the voting was conducted at a high level, without any disturbance.

At the same time, separately allocated high turnout and active citizens, as well as their political and legal maturity. Its stressed that elections are of great historical significance for the future of Uzbekistan, consistently developing on the way of building a democratic state of law and a strong civil society. They have demonstrated a high level of legal culture and political activity of citizens who, through their participation in the voting, reiterated their support for the course consistent reforms in the country.

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Briefing in Germany

Briefing in GermanyIn the German city of Munich held a briefing on the outcome of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Participants  of event, organized by the Embassy of our country in Germany, were representatives of the socio-political, scientific and academic circles, as well as the German media.

They were briefed on the results of the presidential elections in our country, on March 29, 2015. It was noted that turnout 91,08% of voters. For Islam Karimov voted 17 million 122 thousand 597 voters or 90,39% of the total number of voters citizens.

Speaking at a press briefing its was noted that the elections were held under the Constitution, the laws “On guarantees of electoral rights of citizens” and “On the Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, as well as the generally accepted international standards to ensure citizens’ rights to freedom of expression and the principles of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot.

It was stressed that the presidential elections once again demonstrated strong support for citizens of Uzbekistan’s domestic and foreign policy of the state, carried out large-scale socio-economic reforms in the country created conditions for a peaceful and prosperous life for all people.

In an interview with news agency “Jahon” some of the participants shared their impressions about the current development of Uzbekistan.

Uwe Sontag, a spokesman for the charity AWO München:

– For the candidature of Islam Karimov voted 90,39% of the total number of voters citizens. Given the high voter turnout, it’s an impressive result which shows that President Islam Karimov’s great authority in society and high confidence of his people.

In the last election was attended by a large number of independent observers from influential international organizations and foreign countries. The statements of international observers noted the unanimous opinion that the elections were democratic and transparent.

As part of their professional work I study social policy around the world. In this regard, we note that in your country to implement effective strategies in the areas of health, education and social protection, achieved significant results in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals. In general, the chosen model of your leadership development today is completely justified.

Johannes Shradt, sociologist:

– I have closely followed the development of Uzbekistan. Results of presidential elections reflect the commitment of its people to the course of successive social and economic reforms and building a democratic state.

Commendable measures taken in the country on the protection of the environment, in particular to improve the environmental situation in the Aral Sea region by creating favorable living conditions for the population of this region.

Special attention in this context is worthy activities of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS), which now presides Uzbekistan and gives priority to strengthening regional and international cooperation to minimize the effects of the disaster of the Aral Sea.

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“Voted for stability”

Voted for stabilityOn the pages of socio-political newspaper “Azerbaijan News” published an article “Voted for stability”, dedicated to the passage in Uzbekistan presidential elections.

 

Material prepared by the Director of the International Press Center “News” – Head of Club of political scientists of Azerbaijan I.Velizade.

The author tells of his visit to our country at the end of March this year, shares his impressions of what he saw, and informs readers about the features of the political processes occurring in our country. In particular, I.Velizade notes that a significant place in the last presidential campaign was given to political parties, the role and significance of which has increased significantly in the life of the country.

Along with this, Azerbaijani journalist emphasizes that the voter turnout was high and by 11 o’clock at many polling stations voted more than half of the voters.

The article author also suggests that in the republic the main focus is paid to social and economic development. The growth of the economy of Uzbekistan, the discovery of new and expansion of traditional industries leads to higher living standards and creates a solid foundation for the stability and prosperity of the country.

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Elections in Uzbekistan continue to be in focus of Egyptian mass media

4_Elections in Uzbekistan continue to be in focus of Egyptian mass mediaEgyptian press continues to inform about the results of the presidential elections in Uzbekistan.

So, in this issue of “Akhbar al-Yavm” (“Daily News”) and “Savt al-Umma” (“Voice of the nation”) published a number of publications devoted to this important social and political events in the life of our country.

They noted that presidential elections, conducted on March 29 in Uzbekistan, demonstrated the high voter turnout, authority and maturity of political parties and civil institutions of the republic.

As Egyptian newspaper writes, 18 million 942 thousand 349 people participated in the voting, accounting for 91,08% of the total electorate.

It is reported that observers from Egypt, who monitored the elections of the President of Uzbekistan, visited more than 20 polling stations in Tashkent, Bukhara, Urgench, Khiva and Termez. According to their estimates, the country has carried out a thorough preparation for the important political events and all the conditions for alternative elections.

Particular attention in publications is paid to the fact that during the election campaign all presidential candidates were provided with equal opportunities for election campaigning. Their programs and meetings with the electorate were widely covered in the media.

In conclusion, it’s emphasized that the elections were held in the spirit of the principles of equality, openness and transparency. People voted for peace, stability and further progress.

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“Round table” in Bishkek dedicated to the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

3_Round table in Bishkek dedicated to the election of the President of the Republic of UzbekistanIn the Kyrgyz-Turkish University “Manas” (KTUM) held a “round table” on the outcome of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Participants of the event, organized by the Embassy of our country in Bishkek, became representatives of the teaching staff and students from different faculties of KTUM, as well as other higher educational institutions in Kyrgyzstan.

As part of the “round table” noted that the election of the President of Uzbekistan are of great historical significance for the future of the country, consistently developing on the way of building a democratic state of law and a strong civil society. The elections have demonstrated a high level of legal culture, which with its participation in the voting again expressed its support rate of consistently implemented reforms in the country.

Its stated that within the voting of March 29, 2015 out of 20 million 798 thousand 52 voters 18 million 942 thousand 349 citizens voted, representing 91,08% of the total electorate.

It was emphasized that the election results have shown – for Islam Karimov nominated by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan voted 17 million 122 thousand 597 voters or 90,39% of the total number of voters, for Akmal Saidov nominated by the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan “Milly Tiklanish” – 582 thousand 688 voters, or 3,08%, for Hotamjon Ketmonov nominated by the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan – 552 thousand 309 voters, or 2,92%, for Narimon Umarov from the Social Democratic Party “Adolat” – 389 thousand 24 voters, or 2,05%.

The guests were informed that in accordance with Articles 90, 117 of the Constitution, Articles 14, 35, 36 of the Law “On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, Articles 5 and 9 of the Law “On the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan” Uzbekistan CEC decided to consider Islam Karimov the elected President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

During the meeting it was noted that the elections were held in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, laws “On guarantees of electoral rights of citizens” and “On the Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” while ensuring the rights of citizens to freedom of expression and respect for the principles of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret voting.

In response, the participants of the “round table” gratefully praised provided information, and expressed a strong belief that under the leadership of President Karimov, Uzbekistan will continue to walk with firm steps on the path of creation and progress.

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Latvian experts on the presidential elections in Uzbekistan

2_Latvian experts on the presidential elections in UzbekistanHeld on March 29 this year in our country elections of President of Uzbekistan are the focus of foreign public. International observers from Latvia, which took part in them, on their return gave their ratings and comments in an interview with news agency “Jahon”.

Arnis Tsimdars, Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Latvia:

– During my stay in Uzbekistan as an observer of the presidential elections, I had the opportunity to see the preparatory work in both urban and regional polls. On election day, I was also able to get acquainted with the course of the entire electoral process, starting with the opening of polling stations and ending with the counting of votes.

I paid special attention to the work of the Central System, district and precinct election commissions, aimed at preparing materials, training seminars, problem solving.

Having studied the evaluation of other international experts and organizations, I have concluded that Uzbekistan is a young country, has done significant work for democratic reforms and transformations in the political sphere, including in the provision of all segments of the population to participate actively in the presidential elections Republic of Uzbekistan and the legislature.

During his stay in the country I was able to visit Samarkand and Bukhara and get acquainted with the historical sights and rich cultural heritage of your country. It is gratifying that I was lucky enough to participate in the celebration of Navruz. This unique celebration, symbolizing the beginning of a new year brings a deep wisdom, ancient traditions of your people, truly popular celebration – joy the coming of spring, warm weather and sun. Thank you very much for the warm welcome and hospitality. All blessings and prosperity to Uzbekistan.

Arvids Dravnieks, director of the Institute of Public Law in Latvia:

– First of all, I want to thank you for your hospitality during my stay in Uzbekistan as an international observer for the presidential election.

The vast majority made their choice for President Islam Karimov. This means – stability in Central Asia, the continuation of reforms in Uzbekistan. I want to wish you good health and to the President every success, and the people of Uzbekistan – peace and prosperity.

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Nippon-Eurasia: “Uzbekistan – for the bright future of the country”

In the April issue of the Japanese newspaper Nippon-Eurasia published an article entitled “Uzbekistan – for the bright future of the country” on the results of the presidential elections in our country.

Reference: The newspaper Nippon-Eurasia is published since 1951 in 6 thousand issues. Its content covers the socio-political, socio-economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres. The publication is distributed among MPs and members of the Japanese government, ministries and departments of large companies.

“The campaign for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan held on the basis of multi-party system and equality, – the publication notes. – All candidates ensured equal rights to use the media to bring voters to the main provisions of their election programs. Applicable legal regulations and requirements are mandatory and equal for all, were fully met during the election campaign.

The turnout of 18 million 942 thousand people, accounting for 91.08% of the total electorate. The elections were held at a high activity of citizens, a large political competition and based on democratic principles”.

The reader’s attention is focused on the fact that the election was convincingly won by Islam Karimov, nominated by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan. 17 million 122 thousand 597 citizens voted for him, or 90,39% of the total number of voters in republic.

Then Nippon-Eurasia introduces readers to the success achieved by our country’s independence. It is noted that Uzbekistan is making steady progress on the path of democratic renewal and liberalization, economic modernization and the development of civil society. In a country of peace and tranquility, the atmosphere of mutual respect, interethnic and civil consent, provided high rates of macroeconomic growth.

“Uzbek model” of development, based on the five principles of reform and renewal of the economy, determine the course of transformation of the country for many years to come, – the newspaper writes. – Among its main priorities – the formation of the social protection system, based on a solid legal basis. 2015 in Uzbekistan declared as the “Year of attention and care for the senior generation”, in which the relevant government programs implemented to ensure the social protection of older people”.

The publication stresses that in recent years in Uzbekistan conducted socio-political and democratic renewal based on the Concept of further deepening democratic reforms and formation of civil society in the country, adopted in 2010″. In presidential elections held on the people of Uzbekistan once again demonstrated its commitment to the chosen path of building a democratic state of law and a strong civil society, with the deepening of economic reforms aimed at improving the welfare and prosperity of Uzbekistan”, – sums up edition.

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Member of the European Parliament about the outcome of presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan

7_Member of the European Parliament about the outcome of presidential elections in the Republic of UzbekistanIn connection with the election of Islam Karimov as the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the elections held on 29 March 2015, an honorary member of the European Parliament Elisabeth Jeggle gave an interview to information agency “Jahon” in Brussels.

During the conversation, she said that the presidential elections held in Uzbekistan became an important stage in the deepening of reforms to further democratization, renewal and modernization of the country.

– The turnout indicated more than 90% of the total number of voters. This is an indication that the country has a high political culture, the population tends to take an active part in the political life of the state. Convincing victory in the election of Islam Karimov demonstrates the broad recognition of his services the people of Uzbekistan on this post, – said the deputy.

 

She praised measures undertaken in Uzbekistan to implement large-scale reforms in the socio-political and socio-economic life of the country.

– Due to the fact that I have dealt with the development of relations between the European Union and Uzbekistan, I had the opportunity several times to visit your beautiful country. As in Uzbekistan, I always watch the process of the country. It is encouraging to see that over the years of independence, the republic has achieved significant results in many areas.

At the same time, I want to emphasize ongoing Uzbekistan’s policy on the full support of the younger generation. Taking care of it, the state lays the foundation for further progressive development in the socio-political and socio-economic fields. Adopted laws on the construction of modern educational institutions equipped with advanced technologies, implemented government programs already produced notable results, – said E.Jeggle.

According to the MEP, its noteworthy that consistently work carried out on the construction of housing and social infrastructure in rural areas, complete reconstruction and changing the appearance of the villages, improving the living standards of the villagers.

– At the dawn of independence Uzbekistan has been defined independent economic policy with clearly defined priorities, providing a consistent and systematic phased strategy objectives. The results of the work done today appear in the dynamic progress of the republic, the sequential growth of welfare, increasing the volume of foreign investments in the national economy, – said the honorary deputy.

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Reviews of Russian observers on the presidential elections in Uzbekistan

6_Reviews of Russian observers on the presidential elections in UzbekistanOn the occasion of the presidential elections in our country, Russian experts shared their views and comments in an interview to information agency “Jahon” about important political processes in the country.

Evgeniya Makhmutova, assistant professor of “Applied Political Science” Financial University under the Government of Russia, the candidate of political sciences:

– During the vote, which was held on March 29, 2015, I visited the polling stations in Bukhara and Navoi. On the organization and conduct of elections, I want to note the high level of training the Chief Electoral Officer.

Clearly such a high organizational work can be seen at the opening and closing of areas where the firm will of President was particularly necessary for compliance with the regulations, all the necessary procedures in full compliance with national legislation. At the same time, each person found it possible to give an explanation to the observer and still maintain a high concentration in the electoral process.

The second thing that I noticed is the full information transparency of commissions both in relation to the voters, and in relation to the observers. There was provided comprehensive information regarding the preparations for the elections, the devices of polling station.

In addition, my attention was drawn to the high activity of the population since the first minutes of the opening of the polling station in Bukhara. Further, when moving to Navoi I witnessed the same responsibility as to 10 hours in many areas already voted in half or more of the citizens. As a result of observation of the turnout – it was very high.

Tigran Mkrtychev, Deputy General Director of the State Museum of Oriental Art on scientific work:

– In March 2015 I was able to visit your country as an independent international observers on the presidential elections in Uzbekistan.

I am long and firmly linked to your wonderful country by close ties of scientific and cultural cooperation, as an archaeologist, as a historian of art, as a clerk of the State Museum of Oriental Art (Moscow).

I was an observer in Surkhandarya in the polling station №9, visited more than 10 polling stations, was present at the beginning of the voting and had the opportunity to observe the counting of votes at a polling station. I can state with confidence that all the procedural rules prescribed in the legislation of Uzbekistan concerning the election of the President, in all areas that I visited – were fully complied with.

In addition, during the day I had the opportunity to observe how people visited the polls and vote for the candidate, which is associated with its stable future. I believe the elections were free, orderly, without any legal violations.

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Congratulations on the occasion of the election of Islam Karimov as a President of Uzbekistan

5_Congratulations on the occasion of the election of Islam Karimov as a President of UzbekistanForeign heads of states and governments, heads of international organizations and leading companies, prominent public figures of foreign countries continue to send letters with sincere congratulations and warm wishes on the occasion of the election of President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan on the elections held on March 29, 2015.

 

Congratulatory letters were sent by:

President of the Republic of Poland – Bronislaw Komorowski

Prime Minister of the State of Israel – Benjamin Netanyahu

President of the Kyrgyz Republic – Almazbek Atambayev

Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait – Jabir Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah

Former Prime Minister of Japan, Honorary Advisor of the Japanese Parliamentary League of Friendship with Uzbekistan, President of the Organizing Committee of Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo – Yoshiro Mori

Chairman of the Parliamentary League of Friendship “Democratic Party of Japan-Uzbekistan”, deputies of the House of Representatives – Koichiro Gemba

Chairman of the “Hanjin Group”, the company’s chairman, “Korean Air” – Cho Yang-Ho

President of the Japan National Corporation of oil, gas and metals – Hirobumi Kawano

Chairman of the Board “Mitsubishi Corporation” – Yorihiko Kojima

President and Chief Executive Officer of “Mitsubishi Heavy Industries” – Shunichi Miyanaga

President and Chief Executive Officer of “Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems” – Takato Nishidzava

President and Chief Executive Officer of “ITOCHU Corporation” – Masahiro Okafudzi

Congratulatory letters keep coming.

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N.Jukova: “In every part of the country all necessary conditions were created for voters”

4_N.Jukova_In every part of the country all necessary conditions were created for votersDeputy Head of International Relations Division of the Governor’s office of the Novosibirsk Region, Natalia Jukova who took part in monitoring the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, shared her impressions of their follow-up in an interview with information agency “Jahon”:

– Active participation in the elections depends largely on training and advocacy work carried out by members of election commissions. High turnout, which demonstrated the citizens of the Republic, indicating a high level of organization of all the electoral process.

In particular, on the eve of this important political event, visiting several sites, I am pleased to note that for an open electoral process, they are fully prepared. For voters in all areas have been created all conditions – stands contain information about the presidential candidates, polls, equipped rooms for staff and children.

Everyone, both international and observers from the parties were given free access to monitor the vote.

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Afghan media: “Islam Karimov assumed office of President”

3_Afghan media_Islam Karimov assumed office of PresidentIn the regular issue of the Afghan English language newspaper Daily Outlook Afghanistan published information materials on the inauguration ceremony of the President of Uzbekistan.

It is reported that on a joint session of Chambers of the Oliy Majlis Islam Karimov took the oath. The head of state sworn to faithfully serve to the people of Uzbekistan, to strictly follow the Constitution and laws of the republic, to guarantee the rights and freedoms of citizens, in good faith to fulfill the duties.

As the newspaper writes, the chairman of the Central Election Commission Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov awarded Islam Karimov the certificate of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, after which the head of state delivered a keynote speech.

The following are excerpts from the speech of the Head of State:

“We live in troubled, increasingly tense time when various threats and challenges amplified. It may lead to unpredictable consequences.

Given all this, in order to preserve the prevailing today in our country of peace and tranquility and prosperity of our people, the integrity of our borders, we must consider its primary objective the further strengthening of friendly relations and mutually beneficial cooperation with the countries of near and far abroad.

I consider it my duty to reiterate – Uzbekistan will never join any military-political blocs, will not allow the deployment of foreign military bases on it’s territory , staying of our soldiers abroad.

In the current difficult situation today around us, we believe it is a position, a policy of the rightest for ourselves, the only true one. As I said earlier, our people, first of all, need peace and tranquility, and we have to fight for it”, – cites the words of President Islam Karimov Afghan newspaper.

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In Madrid got acquainted with the results of presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan

2_In Madrid got acquainted with the results of presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan

Our country’s embassy in Madrid organized a briefing for the media, political circles and experts of Spain, on the outcome of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan conducted on March 29, 2015.

At the event, it was noted that the elections were held in conditions of transparency, openness and in full compliance with the national electoral legislation and universally recognized international standards for democratic elections.

During the briefing,  representatives of Spain’s social and political circles delivered speeches. Among them were those who took part in the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan as international observers.

Diego Martinez Peran, vice president of media group Grupo Intereconomía:

– Presidential elections in Uzbekistan, of course, have become an important political event in the history of the country.

As an international observer, who had the opportunity to directly monitor the progress at polling stations, I can emphasize that the election process took place in accordance with democratic standards and principles. I think that the outcome of this important political event will allow Uzbekistan to achieve new successes in all areas of the state and society.

Jesus Gil Fuensenta, professor of the Autonomous University of Madrid:

– The elections were held at the highest organizational level. I was greatly impressed by the political activity of citizens who came to vote at polling stations in the morning.

During my stay in Uzbekistan, I had the opportunity to familiarize with the electoral process. In this regard, I wish to emphasize that the electoral campaign took place in a democratic environment, all candidates have equal opportunities to inform citizens on their programs and ideas.

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Chinese observers: “The election results provide compelling evidence of a special trust to the President Islam Karimov”

1_Chinese observers_The election results provide compelling evidence of a special trust to the President Islam KarimovInauguration of Islam Karimov to the post of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the joint meeting of the Chamber of the Oliy Majlis has caused a wide resonance among expert circles in foreign countries.

Thus, observers from China, who monitored the presidential elections in our country, shared their views in an interview with information agency “Jahon”.

The Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of World Economy, director of the Center for Russian and Central Asia at the Shanghai Academy of International Studies, Li Xin:

– Islam Karimov became the Head of State on the basis of open, democratic, multi-party and fair elections. I sincerely congratulate your people that choose a worthy leader. I wish that when the wise leadership of Uzbekistan has made further progress and prosperity in all sectors.

It should be noted that during the years of independence, the country implemented wide-ranging reforms, the results of which have been recognized throughout the world. The economy grew by almost 5 times, per capita growth by 3.7 times, incomes per capita in 8.7 times.

Executive Director of the Center for Research in Russia and Central Asia at Shanghai International Studies University Zhang Tszyli:

– Development of Uzbekistan is beneficial for the entire region of Central Asia. China welcomes the willingness of the authorities of your country to greater economic openness. This presents opportunities to strengthen bilateral and multilateral partnerships in trade, economic, energy, transport and communications and other fields.

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Media representatives of Switzerland on the presidential elections in Uzbekistan

Media_representativesSwiss journalists who participated in the coverage of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, shared their impressions with the correspondent of Information Agency “Jahon” in Geneva.

Pierre-Michel Viro, journalist, member of the Executive Committee of the Foreign Press Association in Switzerland and Liechtenstein:

– On election day, I visited about a dozen polling stations. I was impressed by the clear and well-coordinated work of election commissions. At each place of voting had lists of all registered voters, based on the passport data.

Another aspect that has pleasantly surprised me, because we do not like in Switzerland is practiced – is the presence in each polling station health center and rooms for young children. They allowed voters relaxed and comfortable to vote for the selected candidate. Watching the election, I was also impressed by the activity of citizens and high turnout. At polling stations reigned lively atmosphere, representatives of the media attended who interviewed people. In general, it was felt that the people of Uzbekistan participated enthusiastically in these elections.

During my stay in Uzbekistan, I was lucky enough to go to Urgench and Samarkand. This allowed me to get acquainted with the rich history, beautiful traditions and culture of the Uzbek people. Indeed, Uzbekistan represents the history of the Great Silk Road.

Marit Foss, editor of Diva International:

– Observing the electoral process in the city of Navoi, I was pleased to see the enthusiasm, joy, will and desire of people taking part in the elections, as all are aware of the importance of this political event. It is gratifying that the citizens of Uzbekistan feel a sense of ownership to the fate of the motherland.

During my stay in your country, I also visited various regions of the country. I want to note that I was impressed by the cultural diversity of your territory, art, music and dances of the Uzbek people. Special impression left to visit the famous museum named after I.Savitsky in Nukus, there is a unique collection of paintings, artifacts, remarkable works of art.

Visiting Uzbekistan, I again made sure that your country has a huge historical and cultural heritage, which need to demonstrate to the world. I was also fortunate enough to visit the amazing historic sites, particularly sites with prehistoric rock carvings and inscriptions, which aged for thousands of years. This cultural and historical richness struck me.

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Congratulations on the occasion of election of Islam Karimov as a President of Uzbekistan

CongratulationsForeign heads of state and government, heads of international organizations and leading companies, prominent public figures of foreign countries continue to send letters with sincere congratulations and warm wishes on the occasion of the election of President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan in the elections held March 29, 2015.

Congratulatory letters were sent by:

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran – Hassan Rouhani

Sultan of Brunei Darussalam - Haji Hassanal Balkiyah Muizzadin Vaddaullah

President of the Republic of Moldova – Nikolay Timofti

President of the Japanese Buddhist organization “Soka Gakkai International” -Daisaku Ikeda

President and Chief Executive Officer of “Korea Gas Corporation” - Jeong Ho Lee

Chairman of “Lotte Group” – Dong Bin Shin

 

President of “Samsung Electronics” - San Jin Pak

Chairman of the Board of Directors of “China National Petroleum Corporation” -Chjou Jiping

President of the company “Poly Technology Inc.” - Wang Lin

President of the company “Huawei Technology Ko.Ltd” – Ren Chjenfey

President and Chief Executive Officer “Sasol Limited” – David Constable

Congratulatory letters keep coming.

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“Round table” participants speaking

Round_table_participantsAs previously reported, the International Institute of Administrative Sciences diplomatic mission of our country in Belgium organized a “round table” on the outcome of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, on 29 March 2015.

Correspondent of IA “Jahon” in Brussels has talked with some of the participants, who visited Uzbekistan to monitor the electoral process.

Honorary Senator of Belgium, Dominique Tilemans:

– During my stay in your country I visited a lot of polling stations and saw the success of the electoral process. I was very impressed by the level of its organization.

Polling stations that we visited were equipped with all the necessary attributes for democratic elections, there was information about the four candidates who ran for the presidency.

Special attention should be paid to high civic voter turnout, which can serve as an example for many countries. This indicates the desire of the citizens do not remain indifferent to the process of determining the future of their country. I spoke with many voters and felt like everyone wanted to take part in such an important political event.

The path traversed by Uzbekistan in 23 years is not quite big, but much has been done during this period. From the first days of independence, the country has chosen its course of development, and as a result we see the results of this choice that paid off.

The election of President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan in the election is a testament to the fact that people trust their president.

Professor of the Leuven Catholic University in Belgium Jul Janssens:

– March 29 elections of President of Uzbekistan are a very important political event in the life of the country. I watched the preparation and conduct of elections in your country. They were well organized and held at a decent level, were all the conditions for a free and democratic will of the people. People exercising their constitutional right, made a conscious choice by voting for the most worthy candidate in their opinion, for peace, stability and further progress.

I want to note that it is extremely impressed with the high activity of the electorate. The turnout exceeded 90 percent, while in Belgium, although we have committed to participate by law, often, failure to attend to the polls reaches 20 to 40 percent.

Of particular note is the excellent organization of the entire electoral process. This view was supported by many international observers from different countries, who noted that the elections were held without any violations, they are fair and open.

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High appreciation by a South Korean expert

High_appreciation1Correspondent of IA “Jahon” in Seoul, South Korea had a talk with Professor of Kookmin University, Lee Sang Joon, who visited Uzbekistan to observe the presidential elections. During the interview, the source noted the following:

– On election day, I watched the voting process at the polling stations in Tashkent and Khiva. I witnessed a thorough preparation for the elections, to create a broad conditions and opportunities for voters. The elections were held in a professional manner in accordance with international standards in accordance with the principles of transparency, independence and openness.

All the conditions were created for international observers, including organized meetings with the heads of polling districts and polling stations, as well as representatives of political parties participating in the elections. The election results will undoubtedly contribute to the further development of Uzbekistan in all spheres.

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“Round table” at the International Institute of Administrative Sciences

round_table_instituteAt the International Institute of Administrative Sciences a “round table” on the outcome of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, on 29 March 2015 was organized by diplomatic mission of our country in Belgium.

The event was attended by members of the European Parliament, representatives of the European Commission, the Belgian official institutions, business, expert-analytical and social circles, as well as the media.

Round table participants were informed in detail about the process of preparation and holding of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, national efforts to further liberalize the political system, expanding the role of political parties and civil society institutions, increase production capacity and development of private business.

It was noted that the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan took place openly and publicly, in full accordance with the national electoral legislation and universally recognized democratic principles of international law. Elections were also an evidence of unity of the people of Uzbekistan on the path of building a democratic state of law and a strong civil society, deepening of economic reforms aimed at improving people’s welfare and prosperity of the country. It was emphasized that the high activity of the electorate displays growing political maturity of the citizens of Uzbekistan, who are acutely aware that their decision depends on the further development of the country.

Participants of the event on the European side in their speeches praised the results of the elections.

David Geerts, MP of Belgium:

– During my stay in Uzbekistan, I became convinced in high level of its socio-economic development. Phased development policy carried out in the Republic fully justified itself, as particularly evidenced by the fact that even in the face of the ongoing global financial and economic crisis Uzbekistan shows consistently high rates of socio-economic development.

Presidential elections in Uzbekistan held on March 29, 2015 were the most important event in the life of the state, which has become a worthy reflection of the processes of democratization in the country.

Participation in the election of more than 90% of the total number of voters is a testament to the fact that the country has a high level of political culture, the population seeks to actively participate in the government and is interested in the election of a worthy candidate at the head of the state.

It is encouraging that during the election campaigns of presidential candidates were given equal opportunities, which they have the most implemented in strict accordance with current legislation. Candidates’ posters were hung not only in large cities, but also in rural areas. For campaigning candidates were granted for 900 minutes of airtime on television and radio in Uzbekistan, which is extremely important for propaganda work.

Rolet Loretan, Director General of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences:

– In your country established necessary legal framework for the election that meets international standards, clearly defined functions and system of work of the CEC, in the elections themselves ensure equity, by secret ballot, non-interference in the election process.

Nomination of presidential candidates from political parties is an indicator of development of multi-party system, the growth of the role of parties and, in general, the legislative branch. It is also important that the observers were given the opportunity to visit various polling stations, where they were provided answers to all the questions.

During the visit, I was struck by the unique beauty of ancient architectural monuments that testify to the past greatness of the country. I would like to acknowledge the tremendous contribution of such prominent figures of Uzbekistan as Abu Ali Ibn Sina, Al-Khorazmiy, Ulugbek and many others in the development of world science and thought. Great ancestors can be proud of present-day Uzbekistan, which firmly goes on the path of strengthening democratic state with a developed market economy.

Stefan Goris, President of the European Academy of Election Observation:

– During my stay in Uzbekistan, I witnessed a unique model of democracy, which includes in itself the best of developed democratic countries experience.

The process of preparation and holding of presidential elections was organized at a high level in accordance with local laws and international standards. As in Samarkand and Bukhara I was deeply impressed by the enthusiasm of ordinary citizens, as well as representatives of self-government bodies – Mahalla, who assisted in every way, and have contributed greatly to the success of this important social and political events.

Activity of women in the process of preparation and holding of presidential elections is particularly noteworthy, which is very important in a young democracy like Uzbekistan. This factor once again proves that democracy in your country is successfully developing in the right direction.

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Latvian media about the development of Uzbekistan

Latvian media about the development of UzbekistanLatvia’s leading media continue to publish materials about Uzbekistan. For example, in Internet portals Baltic News Service (BNS) and the magazine “Open City” published articles – “In the Latvian Institute for Public Law held a discussion on the development of Uzbekistan” and “Uzbek path of development: without shock, but steadily and consistently”.

Its noted that the Latvian Institute for Public Law held a “round table” with the participation of international observers and journalists from Latvia, who visited Uzbekistan during the preparation and holding of presidential elections on 29 March this year.

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Results of the election of the President of Uzbekistan on the pages of The Sekai Nippo

Results of the election of the President of Uzbekistan on the pages of The Sekai NippoIn the Japanese newspaper The Sekai Nippo published an article entitled “Presidential elections in Uzbekistan: the priority of further economic updates and stability”. It’s author – a correspondent of this publication Susumu Fudjihisho, visit our country for the coverage of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Our reference: The Sekai Nippo newspaper published since 1975. Circulation – 360 thousand copies. The publication is distributed throughout Japan.

The article reported that all major political parties nominated their candidates for the presidential elections, which took place along with the active participation of citizens.

“In the overwhelming electoral victory was gained by Islam Karimov, nominated by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, – the journalist writes. – 17 million 122 thousand 597 voters or 90,39% of the total number of voters of citizens voted for him”.

  1. Fudjihisho emphasizes that during the years of independence, Uzbekistan implemented major reforms in all spheres of state and society. Their results appear in the creation of an effective system of governance, the formation of multi-party competitive environment, the dynamic development of the economy and the continued improvement of people’s welfare.

It is noted that the victory of Islam Karimov in the election demonstrates the full support of the population conducted by state policy. Expressed confidence in further deepening and expansion of Uzbek-Japanese relations of strategic partnership.

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M.K.DHAR, Diplomatic editor Political Events 

RE-ELECTED UZBEK PRESIDENT KARIMOV PROMISES GROWTH & PROSPERITY

6_Political EventsCentral Asia’s most populous Republic of Uzbekistan looks forward to another five years of rapid economic and social development under Islam Karimov, who was re-elected President for another five years last week in an internationally observed and indisputably free and fair election. He thus disappointed some of his detractors in the West, as well as, hardcore Islamists, whom he has prevented from spreading their poisonous tentacles in his country, which refuses to give up its secular and modern way of life. Habitual critics of the Third World and foreign-funded democracy and human rights watch organisations have, as usual, tried to fault the huge electoral exercise in which over 91 per cent of the voters participated enthusiastically. They always see the situation in Central Asia through coloured glasses and often use difference yardsticks to judge events in Central and South Asia and those in their allies in the Gulf, whom they profusely praise for their own reasons.. Countries, such as, China, Russia and India have, however, stood solidly behind these states, who have striven hard to rebuild their economies and improve the lives of their people during the past two decades since disintegration of the former Soviet Union.

Karimov’s popularity 

Mr. Karimov’s unquestioned popularity ensured a lead for him over his three rivals, all respectable and well-known figures in public life throughout the country. All four parties recognized by the Central Election Commission who put up candidates have development-oriented agendas, with stress on free enterprise and a commitment not to play negative, divisive andsectarian politics arouse the sentiments of the people along religious and sectarian lines to garner votes. The Government is committed to battling poverty, illiteracy, fundamentalism and terrorism and no deviations from these goals are permissible.

Mr. Karimov was nominated by the Liberal Democratic Party (Movement of Entrepreneurs and Business people). Mr. Akmal Saidov, a distinguished academic, legal expert and diplomat, belongs to the National Revival Democratic Party “Milli Tiklanish”; Mr.Khatamjan Ketmanov is from the Peoples Democratic Party and is Deputy Speaker of the lower house of parliament; and Mr. Nariman Umarov belongs to the Justice Social Development Party (Adolat). All their programmes relate mainly to ensuring justice under the laws to the people, accountability and transparency in governance and protection of environment. None questions Karimov’s basic policies related to economy, democracy and governance or his record of achievement in the economic sphere and sustained growth and increase in the people’s incomes.

Impressive turn out 

With an adoring population, Mr. Karimov clearly had a lead over his rivals and bagged 90.39 per cent of the votes cast, while his closet rival, Mr. Saidov got 3.08 per cent, and the voter turnout was an impressive 91 per cent. The Uzbekistan Constitution does not permit independents to stand for election either to parliament or presidency as only nominees of recognized political parties, with a minimum certified membership, are allowed to contest. This removes frivolous independent candidates and typical one-or- ten member parties from contesting and muddying the electoral scene. Monitoring missions from the CIS and SCO which include former Soviet republics and China certified the election as “open” and “democratic”, though the OSCE observers reported some minor “shortcomings”. The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and Association of World Election Bodies and ODIHR-OSCE also testified to the fairness of the poll, dismissing unfounded allegations of unfair practices, without producing any evidence. Mr. Karimov, who stood tall among the rest is regarded as “Father of the Nation”, who has nurtured the country from a level of poverty to prosperity through industrialization, entrepreneurship and all round economic growth. He has pursued an independent foreign policy and avoided any decision that can tag his country pro- Russia, including refraining from taking sides on the Ukraine crisis and leaving some initiatives like Russia- backed Customs Union. On Afghanistan, he has called upon nations to contribute liberally to the country’s reconstruction after withdrawal of foreign forces and provide some guarantee of support in case Taliban and other fundamentalist groups try to over-run the country. He has also asked Afghanistan’s neighbours not to meddle in the country’s internal affairs with the object of making strategic gains.

At 77, Mr. Karimov is conscious of his humble origin, having been raised in an orphanage in Samarkand. He grew up to study economics and engineering. As President he sternly dealt with inter- ethnic clashes and instability created by foreign-backed Islamists in Fergana region in 1990s and declared Uzbekistan an independent nation on August 31, 1991. The fundamental principles of the “Uzbek model” of development are : priority to economics over politics; the state being the main reformist; ensuring rule of law in all spheres of society; providing social protection to the population and gradual transition to a market economy. He takes people into confidence from time to time on his policy initiatives and explains to them the application of legislative measures and administrative sanctions to welfare measures for them and increasing overall production and export capability of the nation. There has been a ten-fold increase in the size of the economy since independence, with an average growth rate of 8 per cent per annum. The external debt does not exceed 15 per cent of the GDP and there is absolutely no internal debt, while exports and foreign exchange reserves have been growing steadily. 

Increasing economic competitiveness

Mr. Karimov explains that the rapidly changing global environment, in the near and far abroad, and the continuing conflicts and bloodshed, with the mounting threat of terrorism, extremism and drug trafficking, the recent economic and financial crisis which overtook the US and other western countries need serious attention. This demands continuation of efforts at enhancement of reforms, renewal and modernization of the economy.

The most critical priority for this and subsequent years is to increase competitiveness of the economy primarily through implementation of structural transformation, industrial diversification, technical and technological modernization of production capacities, and widespread use of information and communications systems. For this, it is necessary to sove the basic problems, such as reducing high costs of production, replacement of obsolete equipment and eliminating technological backwardness and half- heartedness in the implementation of reforms, especially in matters of property, and improving economic management.

Greater accountability 

Currently private entrepreneurship and housing constitute 56 per cent of GDP and cover 75 per cent of the total employed population. Priority will be given to simplification of procedures and greater access to raw materials to private entrepreneurs. It is necessary to enhance the role of judiciary in protecting the legitimate rights and interests of private owners, greater accountability of public officials, law enforcement and regulatory authorities. The State’s share in the economy must be reduced to economically and strategically sound dimensions, though it should be present in electric power generation, transportation and infrastructure, but should reduce in inefficient enterprises, which should be fully transferred to the private sector. There is need to increase the share of domestic and foreign capital in local joint stock companies, which is more consistent with state interests.

Improving farm management

In conditions of aggravating environmental problems resulting in security of water and land resources, there is a growing need for extension of irrigation and drainage works, improving soil fertility and introducing modern agricultural practices. Latest farm a management methods include agricultural production, construction of irrigation and other facilities and their repair and’ provision of the much needed services. Farming entities will be organized as they currently produce 90-92 per cent of total agricultural products, thus ensuing welfare of rural communities and providing them employment. Mr. Karimov has launched something like Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Made in India” campaign to make Uzbekistan a manufacturing hub. Today the country produces 27 different models of cars, trucks and buses, as well as, 15 types of modern agricultural machinery. This has allowed import substitution to the tune of $ 4 billion by local products. For further promotion of this strategy, a new localization programme for 2015-2019 has been introduced, involving implementation of projects to the tune of $ 5 billion. 

Big leap in foreign investment

Foreign investment has taken a big leap and, since independence, has exceeded $ 65 billion mainly in large scale, modern and high-tech projects. These include Bukhara refinery, Shurtan Gas Chemical Complex, Kungrad Soda plant, Dekhanabad Potash Fertiliser Plant, along with dozens of modern textile complexes, fruit and vegetable enterprises, meat and dairy products manufacturing plants and gas turbine technologies. In partnership with South Korean companies enterprises, such as, Gas chemical complex at the Surgil deposit have been built at a cost of $ 4.2 billion. The rapid growth of small business has enabled creation of one million jobs annually, 60 per cent of them in rural areas.

The country is making substantial investment in the social sector and currently 60 per cent of the budget is allocated to this. Wages and pensions increased by 23.2 per cent last year and real earnings grew by 10.2 per cent. The growth was mainly simulated by increase in the proportion of small businesses and entrepreneurship entities, which grew by 52 per cent. The ratio of incomes of the poorest and the wealthiest is currently 7.8, which has prevented social stratification and led to stability. Projects for housing for the poor and middle class are being implemented rapidly and there are no homeless left and the per capital space availability has increased to 15.4 square meters.

Priorities in foreign policy

The Government has accorded top priority in its foreign policy to further strengthen relations and mutually beneficial cooperation with all countries, neighbouring states in particular. Uzbekistan is opposed to military blocs, allowing foreign military bases on its soil or sending its troops abroad for any reason. The key priority remains fostering peace, stability, civil harmony, tolerance and mutual respect. Uzbekistan is a member of the SCO which, sometime back took a unanimous decision not to allow foreign military bases in the territory of CIS states. That was with reference to the United States seeking such bases in these countries as extension of NATO in Europe, but it did not succeed in getting a foothold, except landing rights in countries for its transport aircraft carrying supplies to international forces operating in Afghanistan.

In extremely dangerous conditions it is not possible to ignore bloody clashes conflicts and contradictions. Such situations must be resolved only by political and peaceful means in compliance with the principles of the UN Charter, by observing the inviolability of state sovereignty and borders, prevention of violence and use of force. Such extremely tense situations requires countries to be “alert, vigilant and shrewed”. Priority needs to be accorded to finding a common language with near and “far neighbours, enhancing cooperation on the basis of common objectives and establishing mutually beneficial relations.

Indo-Uzbek strategic partnership

India and Uzbekistan elevated their relationship to strategic friendship during the visit of President Karimov to New Delhi in May 2011, reflecting close understanding between leaders of the two countries backed by great warmth at the people-to-people level also. A concurrence and similarity of approach to addressing key regional and international issues has been a strong point in their interaction in international institutions. They agree, among other things, that resolution of the situation in Afghanistan will serve the interests of people in the region and open up new opportunities for cooperation between countries of Central and South Asia.

Indian investments in Uzbekistan 

India is a large investor in Uzbek economy with 62 joint ventures in mainly textiles, food processing, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, trade services and tourism, with over 20,000 Indian tourists visiting Uzbekistan last year. Bilateral trade last year was about $ 260 million, though more than the previous year, but much below the potential. Absence of short transport corridors is a major hurdle in increasing trade with landlocked Central Asia in general which highlights the need for innovative solutions to the problem. A stable Afghanistan could provide a reliable route for trade, provided Pakistan allows transit for goods bound for India and vice versa. The creation of three special economic zones is of great interest to foreign investors, including from India, though absence of direct banking channels remains a drawback.

Indo-Uzbek trade potential 

Experts have estimated a trade potential of over one billion dollars with India as supplier and Uzbekistan as market. Uzbekistan as a supplier has a potential over $ 6 billion. A strong potential for Indian businessmen to invest exists in Karakal Pakistan in agro-business and processing; Khiva, Samarkand and Bukhara in tourism and handicrafts; Sirdarya in cotton textiles and agricultural research; Tashkent in financial services, pharmaceuticals and science education and Andijan and Fergana in cotton textiles and science and technology. Indian joint ventures in Uzbekistan will, due to its geographical location and connectivity, create a larger market in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. There is need for vision to guide strengthening bilateral economic and trade relations between the two countries, though at the political level they remain strong. President Karimov’s continued stewardship should help strengthen Uzbekistan’s strategic clout in the region and also diversify and improve economic and trade relations with India and civilizational ties.

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Tajik media about the election of the President of Uzbekistan

5_Tajik media about the election of the President of UzbekistanMass media of Tajikistan continue to inform its readers about the results of the election of the Head of State.

Thus, the National Information Agency of Tajikistan “Khovar” reports that the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon sent a congratulatory telegram to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, in which he expressed his sincere congratulations on occasion of his election to the high post of the President.

Information service “Avesta”, in turn, said that the voting process was observed by nearly 300 international observers from 43 countries, including international organizations – CIS, OSCE, SCO, OIC and AWEB.

Edition of “Asia-Plus” emphasizes that the presidential elections in our country are of great historical significance for the future of Uzbekistan, consistently developing on the way of building a democratic state of law and a strong civil society.

“The elections have demonstrated a high level of legal culture and political activity of citizens who, through their participation in the voting, reiterated their support for the course consistent reforms in the country”, – says the source.

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Pakistani audience got acquainted with the outcome of the election of the President of Uzbekistan

Pakistani audience got acquainted with the outcome of the election of the President of UzbekistanIn Islamabad held a briefing dedicated to the election of the President of Uzbekistan.

The event, organized by the Embassy of our country in Pakistan, was attended by representatives of political and expert-analytical circles, as well as the media. They got acquainted with the peculiarities of the electoral process in Uzbekistan and the official results of the elections.

The provided information aroused great interest among audience. In their speeches, they appreciated reforms, carried out in our country, aimed at improving living standards and the creation of necessary conditions for the active participation of citizens in the political life of the state.

In particular, the chief editor of the weekly newspaper Election Times Safir Hussain Shah noted the high activity of the electorate, openness and transparency of the elections, which were held in full compliance with the national electoral legislation and universally recognized democratic principles and norms of international law.

According to him, the results of the popular vote clearly showed that the overwhelming majority of voters support their own way of Uzbekistan for the construction of a modern democratic state and strong civil society

As part of the briefing, the participants were distributed informational materials about the. social and economic achievements of our country, as well as to create favorable conditions for foreign investors

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Egyptian observers: “The people of Uzbekistan unanimously voted in favor of peace, stability and prosperity”

3_Egyptian observers_The people of Uzbekistan unanimously voted in favor of peace, stability and prosperityThe Embassy of our country in Cairo held a briefing with the participation of representatives of social and political circles, think tanks and media of Egypt, dedicated to the outcome of presidential elections in Uzbekistan.

The audience was presented the detailed information about the electoral process in the country, as well as statistics of the elections.

As noted at the event, evidence of democracy and transparency of the election campaign was the participation of a large number of observers from different countries of the world and international organizations.

Speaking at the briefing, Director of the National Library of Luxor city  Ahmad Nubi Musa noted that the elections were held in accordance with international standards and generally accepted principles of democracy. He praised by the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan for the convenience of foreign observers, who are fully able to carry out monitoring of the elections.

According to the Egyptian expert, convincing victory of President Islam Karimov in the elections is a clear indication of his high prestige among the population.

In turn, chairman of the Egyptian-Uzbek Friendship Society in Alexandria Ru’fat Sakar emphasized the high voter turnout in the vote, which clearly shows the level of legal culture of citizens, their sense of belonging to a political choice and faith in the great future of their country. In his opinion, the elections were another significant step in strengthening democracy and the consolidation of society.

According to the deputy chief editor of “Al-Masaiya” Muhammad Salam, the people of Uzbekistan unanimously voted in favor of peace, stability and prosperity, and confident victory of Islam Karimov in elections is the highest rating of the large-scale reforms being implemented in the country since independence.

Deputy Director of the Center for Asian Studies of Cairo University Ahmad Tarabik said that under the observation of the electoral process, visited Surkhandarya region and personally made sure that citizens in all regions of the country support the course of Islam Karimov, seeing him as a guarantor of stability and progress.

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Korean experts on the results of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Korean experts on the results of the election of the President of the Republic of UzbekistanThe National Electoral Commission of the Republic of Korea (NEC) held a briefing on the outcome of presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan.

During the event, the South Korean side got thoroughly acquainted with the results of the voting, as well as the activities of the Central Election Commission of the country at all stages of preparation and holding of elections.

Speakers at the meeting, representatives of the NEC stressed that presidential elections were held in Uzbekistan have been openly and democratically, in full compliance with the national electoral legislation and international norms and principles.

It was noted that during the election campaign to all candidates for the presidency were created equal conditions and opportunities, including the use of print and electronic media, and television both national and local importance. Separately, underlined the high level of organization and activities of election commissions, whose members worked smoothly and without serious errors. At the same time, South Korean experts commented favorably on the conditions are created for voters, including the availability of medical offices and children’s rooms.

In general, according to representatives of the Republic of Korea, the electoral system of Uzbekistan deserves special attention, as it combines universally recognized democratic principles, international law, best practices of democratic states, as well as the traditions and values ​​of the Uzbek people. In this case, the reform in the political, socio-economic and judicial sphere are performed sequentially and thoughtfully.

Concluding the event, Director General of the Office of Legal Affairs NICK Pak Se Gak said that the presidential elections in Uzbekistan were held on the basis of equality, openness and transparency. “Citizens are well aware of the electoral law, presidential candidates. This facilitated the election of the President in accordance with democratic principles”, – he said.

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Spanish scientist: “Presidential elections in Uzbekistan were held in a democratic and competitive atmosphere”

Spanish scientist_Presidential elections in Uzbekistan were held in a democratic and competitive atmosphereThe Secretary General of the Association of Orientalists of Spain, Professor of Autonomous University of Madrid, Jesus Gil Fuensanta, who took part in monitoring the presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan, shared his impressions on their outcome in an interview to information agency “Jahon”.

– Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on March 29, 2015 held at the highest organizational level. Personally, as an international observer, I was greatly impressed by the political activity of citizens who came to vote in the morning.

– I had the opportunity to observe the electoral process. In this regard, I wish to emphasize that the electoral campaign took place in a democratic environment, all candidates have an equal opportunity to familiarize voters with their programs and ideas. In short, elections were held in a competitive environment, with active candidates using all the opportunities provided by the legislation and the CEC Uzbekistan – said Jesus Gil Fuensanta.

According to the Spanish scientist, election results show that the people of Uzbekistan fully support the political course conducted by the Head of State.

– President Islam Karimov has broad support among the population. Citizens see him as a strong leader, a guarantor of stability, peace and prosperity of the country.

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Russian expert about presidential elections in Uzbekistan

Russian-expertAccording to the results of the presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan international observer, director of the Siberian Institute of Management (Russia), Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences S.Sverchkov shared his opinion:

– Election of the President of Uzbekistan have been open, transparent and democratic manner, based on internationally recognized standards.

The victory of actual President Islam Karimov – a guarantee of the stability of the political system of Uzbekistan and the implementation of further democratic processes in the country.

An important feature that I would like to mention is the provision of equal opportunity for active and independent campaign for all candidates.

With regard to openness and transparency in the process of truly democratic and fair elections, I think, an important role in this was played by giving the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan status of a constitutional body that provides training and conduct of elections without any interference by other authorities. This, in my opinion, is due to the trust of voters for the elections, voter turnout and high turnout of 91% of the total number of citizens included in the lists.

I would also like to note that the conduct of elections – is the choice of a multinational state. They were attended by representatives of more than 20 nationalities. All polling stations that I visited, information materials were not only in Uzbek, but also in Russian and English languages.

In addition, I want to emphasize a lot of preparatory work undertaken by the CEC, and high technical equipment of polling stations, even in the most remote regions of the country. This means of communication, computers and office equipment, legal literature, the possibilities for the international community to observe the electoral process online.

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Kuwaiti observers commented on the results of the elections in Uzbekistan

Kuwaiti-observersKuwaiti experts who monitored the elections of the President of Uzbekistan, shared their views and assessments in an interview to Information agency “Jahon”.

Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Kuwait University, Professor Abdul-Reda Assiri:

– I want to emphasize a lot of enthusiasm, responsible citizens of Uzbekistan to the important political events in the life of the republic. Despite the adverse weather conditions on the day of the elections, voters took an active part in the voting.

Of special note is paid in your country great attention to the development of science and education. The republic has more than 60 institutions of higher education, as well as open branches of a number of universities and institutions of foreign countries, including Russia, Singapore, Italy and the UK.

Most importantly, the annual costs of the development and reform of education in Uzbekistan make up 10-12% of GDP, while in many countries of the world, this figure does not exceed 2-5%. Moreover, in the country there is free and compulsory secondary education.

Thanks to President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan has gained international recognition, national identity and became a political, cultural and educational center in the region.

I am sure that your country in the coming years to reach even greater progress, stability and democracy.

Head of Communication department of Kuwaiti daily “Al-Nahar” Samira Frimesh:

– The elections were held in an open, transparent and democratic. According to the results of counting of votes the actual President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov won the elections.

In my opinion, people are sincerely committed to the prosperity and are treated with respect and love for their President, who is the guarantor of stable development.

I want to emphasize the role of women in society and ensure their full participation in the socio-political, socio-economic and cultural life of the country.

I take this opportunity to wish the friendly people of Uzbekistan further progress and prosperity.

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Diplomatic Magazine about the outcome of the election of the President of Uzbekistan

diplomatic_magzineIn the regular issue of the popular publication Diplomatic Magazine published an article on the results of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

It notes that took place March 29, 2015 presidential election demonstrated high socio-political activity of the people of Uzbekistan, authority and maturity of political parties and civil institutions of the country.

“The election and nomination for the presidency candidates from all political parties are the direct results of large-scale transformations, based on the Constitution and the Concept of further deepening democratic reforms and formation of civil society, – reported in the article. – The turnout of 18 million 942 thousand people, which accounted for 91,08% of the total electorate. About two million boys and girls voted for the first time. Unusual for Europe high level of participation of the electorate says about the growth of political activity of citizens of Uzbekistan, who are acutely aware that their decision impacts on further independent and progressive development of the country.

As the results of the elections for Islam Karimov, nominated by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan voted 17 million 122 thousand 597 voters or 90,39% of the total number of voters.

Diplomatic Magazine informs that from foreign heads of state and governments, international organizations and prominent public figures of foreign countries received letters with sincere congratulations and warm wishes on the occasion of the election of President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan in the elections held on March 29, 2015.

It is noted that the congratulatory letters continue to arrive.

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R.Shageyev: “I admit past presidential elections in Uzbekistan free and open”

R_shageyevOn the results of the presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan international observer from the Russian Federation Rafael Shageyev shared his opinion:

– I would like to emphasize that Uzbekistan has created all the necessary legal, organizational and technical conditions for the implementation of the international observation of the presidential elections, which indicates the openness and transparency of the electoral process.

It should also be stated very active and committed participation of voters in elections.

I think that voting was conducted in accordance with the electoral laws of the Republic.

Precinct election commissions in a timely and qualitatively manner prepared the polling stations, conducted a diverse work with voters to ensure their right to vote.

I note the high level of readiness, equipment and maintenance of premises for voting, professionalism and consistency in the work of the precinct election commissions.

I think that the election of the President of Uzbekistan, held on 29 March 2015, carried out in accordance with the rules of actual electoral legislation of the country and at a high voter turnout. Past presidential elections were absolutely free and open.

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Congratulatory Letters to Islam Karimov on His Election as President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Letters with sincere congratulations and warm wishes to Islam Karimov on his election as President of the Republic of Uzbekistan during the vote that took place on 29 March 2015 have been continuing to come from heads of state and government, chiefs of international organizations and notable public figures of foreign nations.

 

Following leaders have sent greeting notes as of late:

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations Organization

Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan

Joachim Gauck, Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany

Francois Hollande, President of the French Republic

Truong Tan Sang, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO

Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of the World Customs Organization

Carolyn Lam, Chairperson of the American-Uzbek Chamber of Commerce

Steven Nadherny, President of the American-Uzbek Chamber of Commerce

Peter Spary, Vice President of the Germany-Uzbekistan Society

Stef Goris, President of the European Academy for Elections Observation

Greeting letters continue to arrive.

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High appreciation of a South Korean expert

High_appreciationCorrespondent of IA “Jahon” in Seoul, South Korea had a talk with Professor of University Duksun Kim Song Jin, who visited Uzbekistan to monitor the presidential elections. During the interview interlocutor noted the following:

– During my visit to Uzbekistan, I witnessed a thorough preparation for the elections, to create a broad conditions and opportunities for free and active voting of citizens. In general, the presidential elections were held at a high level, in a spirit of openness and transparency.

I agree with the voting process in the cities of Tashkent and Khiva. In addition to the high-level organization of the elections and compliance with national and international law, I want to mention the creation of broad conditions for citizens. At each polling station were organized medical office, mother and child rooms.

The successful holding of elections testifies the tremendous progress made by Uzbekistan in the field of democratization and liberalization of state power, creating an electoral system that meets the highest international standards.

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Election of the President of Uzbekistan on the pages of the Egyptian press

election-of-the-presidentIn Egyptian press published a number of materials on the results of the presidential elections in Uzbekistan.

For example, the newspaper “Shabab An-Nil” (“Youth of Egypt”), “Savt al-Umma”, “al-Bidaya” and the weekly popular science magazine “Al-Qutub va al-Aklam” (“Pens and books”) report that the past the elections were well organized and held at a decent level, were all the conditions for a free and democratic will of the people.

How to write publications, high voter turnout, a large percentage of votes cast for President Islam Karimov, indicate that the citizens of Uzbekistan believe in him and support his program of dynamic and consistent development, capacity-building of the country and the welfare of the population.

Notes that the turnout of 18 million 942 thousand 349 people of 20 million 798 thousand 52 citizens included in the voter list. The election results showed that for Islam Karimov, nominated by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, voted 17 million 122 thousand 597 people or 90,39% of voters.

Special attention is given in publications participate in monitoring the electoral process a large number of international observers from foreign states and international organizations, which is an indication of democracy and transparency of the election campaign.

The article stresses that an important role in ensuring the openness and transparency of the elections also played the media. Election of the President covered about 600 domestic and more 180 foreign media, about 180 foreign and domestic online publications.

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Islam Karimov’s speech at the inauguration ceremony of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the joint meeting of Chambers of the Oliy Majlis

Islam-KarimovDear compatriots, dear deputies of Oliy Majlis!

Dear guests!

It gives me great pleasure in addressing you, the deputies of the Legislative Chamber and members of the Senate, and through you to all our people, to express my sincere gratitude to all compatriots who have high confidence in me by electing the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Take this opportunity I express you, my dear, my high respect and esteem, I wish you health, happiness and prosperity.

Confidence in me I consider primarily as a great responsibility and a great honor, and once again I want to assure – I will put all my strength, dedicate my life to justify such a high, incomparable people’s trust.

Dear friends!

We completely abandon the old, the obsolete totalitarian regime and becoming masters of our own destiny, have set before ourselves important objectives such as the construction of a new, democratic state and civil society, free to anyone and in no way inferior, prosperous life. Today, as a result of large-scale changes and reforms being implemented consistently by us in this way, we have achieved such great success and high goals, which no one can deny.

The most important factor of all our achievements, of course, became our evolutionary and incremental development path of Uzbekistan selected by us, based on five principles known and recognized throughout the world as the “Uzbek model” of reforms, and today life itself proves how correct is this way.

On the advantages and effectiveness of our model of development evidenced by the fact that it fully takes into account the natural, historical, national, demographic and environmental features characteristic of Uzbekistan, and it is fully justified itself in practice.

For example, if we talk about agriculture, we have given priority to the development of farmers’ movement, based on the lease land, have actively supported this process, and thanks to all of this farmers’ movement, it is safe to say, leave a bright trace in our recent history. Today, our farmers not only produce 90-92 % of the country’s agricultural production, but also become more and more social and political movement, taking the responsibility for the development and future of our village.

Or if you take a small business and private entrepreneurship, it is now in this area produced 56 percent of gross domestic product and employs 75-77 percent of the total employed population.

Of course, our achievements, as reflected in such vivid terms and figures, will provide a powerful impetus towards deepening the reforms implemented by us, a solid foundation of tomorrow and the future development of the country.

Today, we have every reason to say – exactly due to the implementation of these reforms, we provide sustainable growth in the economy of Uzbekistan. In the last 10 years, the rate of growth of gross domestic product annually exceed 8 percent. Given the fact that, according to our calculations, in the current, 2015, these rates will remain at the same level, I think everything is even more evident.

In this regard, we can not say that at the heart of all our great successes primarily lies a fundamental change in consciousness and thinking, the growth of political and legal culture of our people, our selfless and courageous people, has seen a lot in his lifetime. The main thing is the most reliable support for us is our youth, surely part of life as a decisive force, possessing modern knowledge and professions independently and re-thinking, the ability to take responsibility for the future of the country.

However, I would like all of us do not forget one important truth.

If we are satisfied with the progress and frontiers, addict to the self-complacency and euphoria, we can make the biggest, I must say, unforgivable mistake.

We all know that the world is developing, does not stand still, especially when you consider that we live in the XXI century – century of intellectual labor, the Internet and globalization, and rapidly changing time constantly reminds us of this.

Continuing on a global scale financial-economic crisis, competition and confrontation becoming more severe, such threats and challenges, as radicalism, terrorism and extremism are intensifying, require from all of us, above all, a greater cohesion, further mobilization of our forces and capabilities.

Of course, in the framework of the ongoing great work before us today the most urgent task is to speed up and improve the efficiency of democratic reforms, which radically changing our lives.

When we talk about this, of particular importance to us is the removal of the remaining totalitarian regime stereotypes, solving of a variety of current problems, the consistent implementation of the adopted laws and further deepening of the reforms.

First of all, we have to raise to a new, higher level of reform in the field of freedom of expression and information, human rights and freedoms, to further improve the legal system, the development of civil society, and it should be noted that in these areas there is still a lot to do.

It’s no secret that if we do not ensure the competitiveness of our economy, i.e. modernizing and diversifying the industrial areas and spheres, their technical and technological renewal, the global market, and tomorrow – the domestic market will also not accept our products.

We all should be well aware of this truth.

Therefore, if we care about tomorrow, our future, we must openly admit that without further deepening wide-ranging reforms, being implemented in our economy, especially structural reforms, without deciding the question of its rise to a new, modern level, it is impossible to talk about achieving our most important goal – to enter the number of advanced democracies.

A key task for us is to remove all barriers and constraints to the development of private property and private enterprise, which are as enshrined in our Constitution, a priority area of diversified economy.

It must be emphasized that in the past years we have carried out a lot of work and continue to provide a solid legal framework and reliable safeguards to protect private property and private property owners, including the provision of benefits and preferences to small businesses and private entrepreneurship.

However, despite all the well-known benefits of private ownership as compared to the state, the work carried out in this area, unfortunately, was not able to completely solve the problem of providing the necessary freedom to private owners, and not giving the expected results.

That is why we must reduce to strategically and economically reasonable size and the level of the share of state presence in the economy.

Another challenge before us – we must abandon all forms of still existing administrative-command system, clear division of tasks and powers between public authorities, business and the private sector, go to the exchange system of trading operations, with the exception of retail trade.

Along with this, there should also be made appropriate adjustments in our corporate activities or joint stock association taking into account the experience of leading foreign firms and companies.

Our experience has shown that in Uzbekistan the most efficient, optimal and justifying itself is such an option, when the owners of the shares are also foreign investors in addition to domestic ones. It’s advantage lies in the fact that foreign shareholders – founders, in addition to equipping joint venture with high-tech equipment, also implement modern methods of organization and management.

In this regard, I want to reiterate that we are open for further development of cooperation with foreign countries and companies, we are ready to create new, broader conditions and opportunities for this.

Consistent deepening of ongoing fundamental reforms, planned for 2015 and beyond, maintaining stable economic growth will undoubtedly serve to a qualitative improvement in the structure of government and a significant increase in the competitiveness of our economy, gaining by Uzbekistan its rightful place on the world stage.

 

Dear friends, compatriots!

I consider it necessary to dwell on one very important issue, which is certainly of concern to all of us.

We live in troubled, increasingly tense time when amplified various threats and challenges that may lead to unpredictable consequences.

Given all this, in order to preserve peace and tranquility and prosperity of our people prevailing today in our country, the integrity of our borders, we must consider as our primary objective – the further strengthening of friendly relations and mutually beneficial cooperation with the countries of near and far abroad.

I consider it my duty to reiterate – Uzbekistan never join to any military-political blocs, will not allow the deployment of foreign military bases on its territory, staying of our soldiers abroad.

In the current difficult situation today around us, we believe exactly such a position, such a policy most correct for ourselves, the only true. As I said earlier, our people, first of all, need peace and tranquility, and we have to fight for it.

Taking this opportunity, allow me, on my behalf and on behalf of all our people to express my deep gratitude to our supporters who provide assistance, foreign states and international organizations, which strengthen friendly relations and mutually beneficial cooperation with us, their representatives, all foreign guests present here today.

I express my sincere gratitude to the heads of state, political and public figures, to send their congratulations on the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan me.

Again and again I bow to my people, which provided me such a high confidence.

Faithfully and selflessly, with filial love to serve our noble and generous people – is truly a great honor and a great happiness for me.

I wish all of you, my dear, peace and prosperity, success and good luck!

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The inauguration of the President of Uzbekistan took place in Tashkent

inauguration_by_President10.04.2015 Today the capital hosted a session of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, dedicated to the inauguration ceremony of Islam Karimov to the post of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The event was attended by members of the Cabinet of Ministers, heads of national organizations, members of the Central Election Commission and judges of Constitutional court, representatives of the diplomatic corps.

The Chairman of the Central Election Commission Mirzo-Ulugbek Abdusalomov opening the session, stressed that the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan held in an open and transparent manner, in full compliance with the national electoral legislation and internationally accepted principles of international law.

Briefing at the Republican Press CenterIt is worth to note a huge role of the media in ensuring the openness and transparency of the elections. The presidential election was covered by about 600 local and over 180 foreign media, about 180 foreign and national internet publications.

Mirzo-Ulugbek Abdusalomov reminded that the final results of the presidential election were summed up by the Central Election Commission on April 6. According to the CEC, from 20,798 million voters having the right to vote, 18,942 million people participated in elections, the turnout made 91.08%. Elections were held at 9058 polling stations, including 44 – at representative offices of Uzbekistan in 36 countries. By the results of the elections, Islam Karimov scored 90.39% of the vote, which was another proof that the citizens voted for peace and prosperity in our country.

After his speech, the Chairman of the Central Election Commission Mirzo-Ulugbek Abdusalomov awarded Islam Karimov the certificate of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In turn, Islam Karimov took the oath of following content: “I solemnly swear to serve the people of Uzbekistan faithfully, to strictly follow the Constitution and laws of the Republic, to guarantee the rights and freedoms of citizens, to fulfil conferred on the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan duties in good faith”.

Thus, according to the Constitution of our country, from the moment of taking the oath, Islam Karimov took the office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

After that, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan made a keynote speech.

Following the meeting, the Chairman of the Central Election Commission Mirzo-Ulugbek Abdusalomov on behalf of all the citizens of the Republic congratulated Islam Karimov on assumption to the office of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and wished good health, happiness and great success in his work for the prosperity of our Motherland.

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Islam Karimov continues to receive congratulatory notes from abroad

Islam-KarimovHeads of state and government, chiefs of international organizations and renowned public figures of foreign nations are continuing to send letters with sincere congratulations and warm wishes to Islam Karimov on his election as President of the Republic of Uzbekistan during the vote that took place on 29 March 2015.

 

Congratulatory messages have come from:

Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the UAE, Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior of the UAE

Mohammed VI, King of Morocco

Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Crown Prince of the State of Kuwait

Simonetta Sommaruga, President of the Swiss Confederation

Andrej Kiska, President of the Slovak Republic

Kim Yong-Nam, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Dmitry Mezentsev, Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Abdullah Khoja, Chairman of the Turkestan-American Association

Kim Young-Mok, President of the Korean Agency for International Cooperation (KOICA)

Alisher Usmanov, President of the International Fencing Federation

Fumiya Kokubu, President and Director General, Member of Board of Marubeni Corporation

Mamoru Sekiyama, Corporate Adviser of Marubeni Corporation

Jan-Hendrik Mohr, Chairman of the German-Uzbek Business Council, Member of Board of CLAAS

Luc Tack, Managing Director of Picanol Group

Greeting letters continue to arrive.

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S.Kuzin: “I want to emphasize careful preparation and a high degree of organization of the voting procedure”

emphasize-carefulDeputy of the State Duma of Russia, international observer at the presidential elections in Uzbekistan in the mission of the SCO S.Kuzin on the results of their work shared his thoughts on this important political event in the life of our country:

– On election day, I visited more than 10 polling stations in Tashkent and Tashkent region. The most important thing that immediately drew my attention – a very high activity of the citizens of the republic, as well as public holiday atmosphere.

I am pleased to note the careful preparation and a high degree of organization of the voting procedure. It was very pleasant to see and care of election to the voters, which was reflected in particular in the presence of all the places I visited areas of health centers and children’s playrooms.

During the election I did not reveal any violations, there were no complaints and comments.

Fully subscribe to the main conclusion that was made in the Statement of the observer mission of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization that the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan were conducted in accordance with the law, openly and democratically.

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Elections 2015: Italian expert opinion

Elections-2015Representatives from Italy, participated as international observers in the presidential election in Uzbekistan after returning home gave an interview to the information agency “Jahon”.

Political analyst Mary Louis Bottarelli Tranquille-Leale Secretary General of the Italian branch of the organization “European Women Lobby”:

– I want to emphasize that the electoral process-2015 held at the highest organizational level. In the elections were created all necessary conditions for the electorate. I liked the mood in which citizens went to vote, and that came to the polls with a clear idea of the candidate for whom they wish to vote. On the day of the vote the country was in a festive atmosphere, and elections were held in democratic, transparent manner.

I watched the voting process in the Khorezm region, visited 11 polling stations where I was able to communicate with voters and get their opinion. The Central Election Commission provided me with all the necessary information. In my opinion, the presidential elections in Uzbekistan were highly successful.

During my trip also visited the beautiful ancient city of Khiva, which very much and think it is a stronghold of the world of beauty and culture. During his visit was glad to once again meet with their Uzbek colleagues – representatives of the Committee on Women in Uzbekistan, with whom we have previously collaborated on our projects. It is gratifying that I also had the opportunity to visit the University of World Economy and Diplomacy of Uzbekistan and read the overview lecture to young students of this university.

In conclusion, it should be noted that the country is developing every year, there is noticeable growth of the economy and the strengthening of democracy. In this regard, wholeheartedly wish all the people of Uzbekistan, further prosperity and well-being.

Dario Chitati, program director of “Eurasia”, Graduate Institute of Geopolitical Studies and related sciences of Italy (ISAG):

– In my opinion, the elections for the presidency in Uzbekistan were held at the highest organizational level. The entire electoral process complies with generally accepted international standards have been complied with all democratic norms.

Despite the fact that Uzbekistan’s independence is not more than 24 years the country has achieved significant results in all areas of social and political development. I watched the election campaign between candidates from four parties represented. Large information campaign on election coverage suggests that they have been publicly and openly. As part of the election process, I had also the opportunity to talk with observers from other countries, and they were all unanimous that important socio-political event took place everywhere on the basis of the rule of law and transparency. At the same time stressed that the country is developing dynamically in all spheres.

I think that Uzbekistan has chosen the right path of development, economic performance of recent years are a case in point. A unique institution of self-government – Mahalla, which has no analogues in Europe, is an additional element in the development and democratization of society. This demonstrates the high level of cultural identity of the country.

I wish all the people of Uzbekistan further development and happiness.

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Uzbekistan in focus of The Jerusalem Post

uzbekistan_focusOn the pages of popular English-language newspaper The Jerusalem Post published an information material on the participation of Israel representatives in the monitoring of elections of the President of Uzbekistan.

As the newspaper writes, the president of the Holon Institute of Technology Eduard Yakubov headed the Israeli delegation consisting of 9 observers. According to him, the monitoring team visited several rural areas of Uzbekistan and personally made sure that the country had all the conditions for a free vote.

Special attention is given to the publication of the Uzbek-Israeli bilateral relations. It is noted that they are based on mutual respect and trust cooperation.

In conclusion, the newspaper quoted the former Finance Minister Yair Lapid that Israel will never forget kindness and generosity of the people of Uzbekistan, which has sheltered and mentally warmed many Jews during the World War II.

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French observers of the presidential elections in Uzbekistan

French_observersEmmanuel Dupuy, President of the Institute of Prospects and Security in Europe (IPSE):

– In the last election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan took part in the vote, more than 90% of the total number of voters on the lists. This is an indication that the country has a high political culture, the desire to actively participate in the government and is interested in the election of a worthy candidate at the head of the state.

As an international observer I had the opportunity to visit more than a dozen polling stations Khorezm region, to talk with voters of all ages, including youth, for the first time to vote.

Based on their observations, and share opinions with other French observers, as well as a number of other foreign states and international organizations to observe the course of the elections, I want to emphasize that this is an important political event in the development of the state of Uzbekistan was held in full compliance with generally recognized democratic norms.

Jean-Antoine Duprat, Professor, Deputy Director of the Institute of Urban Planning and Development of the University of the Sorbonne Paris IV:

– As an international observer of the presidential elections in Uzbekistan, I had the opportunity to visit several polling stations in Bukhara region. I note that the elections were held in strict accordance with the requirements of the electoral legislation of Uzbekistan and international democratic principles.

It should be noted the high readiness and competence of members of polling stations, equipped with all necessary equipment and documentation, multiple voting booths for the convenience of voters. There were rooms of mother and child, as well as medical facilities.

At each polling station was a festive atmosphere. The people with whom I had the opportunity to talk, were very satisfied with the organization of political activities is an important step in the progressive democratic development of Uzbekistan.

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China Daily: “Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan conducted in open and transparent way”

china_daily_electionChinese media continue to closely monitor developments in the political life of Uzbekistan.

In particular, the national newspaper China Daily published an article “Observation of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan”. Its author – a correspondent of international news publications Zheng Qi, who visited our country for the coverage of the electoral process.

The publication notes that the presidential election held on 29 March this year, has become an important political event in the life of the state and society in Uzbekistan. It is reported that the country has done a great job of organizing the event at a high level.

“In particular, the 14 districts were established, more than 9,000 polling stations, including 44 polling stations at representations of Uzbekistan in foreign countries, formed the district and precinct election commissions – the author writes. – In the voter lists include the names of 20,798,000 52 citizens. They were informed in advance about the time and place of voting. Citizens are given every opportunity to become familiar with the election programs, biographies of the candidates for the presidency”.

Separately, emphasizes that in order to ensure transparency and openness of the electoral process, the Uzbek side has invited some 300 observers from 43 countries and five international organizations – OSCE ODIHR, CIS, SCO, AWEB and OIC, who carried out the monitoring of the voting process. Also for this event should be about a thousand representatives of local and foreign media.

Next Zheng Qi introduces readers to the preliminary results of the vote. It is noted that Islam Karimov, nominated by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party won a landslide victory in the election with 90,39% of the vote. This, according to a Chinese journalist, indicates full support of the population conducted by state policy.

“Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan held openly and publicly, in full accordance with the national electoral legislation and universally recognized democratic principles of international law, – says the publication. – The turnout of 18,942,000 people, accounting for 91,08% of the total number of voters included in the lists. According to Article 35 of the Law “On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” this indicates that the presidential elections were held. Information from the field about any violations of electoral legislation has not been received”.

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“Round table” in Turkey

round_table2At the Uzbek Embassy in Ankara a “round table” with representatives of the Parliamentary Friendship Group Turkey-Uzbekistan dedicated to reforms in the legal-political and economic spheres in our country.

During the event, participants learn more about the reforms implemented in Uzbekistan for years of independence in the field of politics, economics, medicine, education, culture and tourism, as well as the socio-economic development in 2014 and the main priorities for 2015.

At the same time, the Turkish parliamentarians were informed about the ongoing in the country legal and judicial reform, the role of political parties, the formation and development of civil society. During the event, Turkish MPs stressed that Uzbekistan stands out among the Central Asian republics systematic and balanced policy, which allows the country to move forward with confidence. Ongoing incremental reforms in the political and legal sphere, improvement of legislation, parliamentary system, expanding the rights and protection of citizens, testify to the great attention paid in the country to further improve the legal, social and economic conditions for the people’s welfare.

Particular attention was paid to the announcement of this year in Uzbekistan “Year of caring for the senior generation”.

Issues of trade, economic and investment potential of Uzbekistan, including the provision of foreign investors tax exemptions and preferences in FIEZ “Navoi”, SIZ “Angren” and “Djizah”.

At meeting the chairman of the Turkish Friendship Group Selcuk Ozdag, congratulating the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on his reelection to the post of Head of State stressed that the achievements of the republic are caused by the will and determination to the country’s leadership in carrying out the profound political and economic transformation. In his opinion, the process of creating and improving the legal system “from scratch” in a country that has completely abandoned the old system and chose the way of development, including the formation of a new system of judicial-legal relations, attracts the attention of the Turkish experts. Moreover, the presence in parliament of Uzbekistan mandates for representatives of the Environmental Movement, provides an opportunity for discussion of this practice with the Turkish parliamentarians.

In this regard, he stressed the importance of such events with the direct participation of MPs and legal experts from both sides.

Vice Chairman of the Group of friendship Ismail Gunes said that, given the centuries-old friendship between our peoples, Turkish parliamentarians eagerly willing to expand and deepen the inter-parliamentary cooperation and raise it to a qualitatively new level.

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Pakistani media about the preliminary results of presidential elections in Uzbekistan

pakistani_mediaIn regular issue of the Pakistani urdu language newspaper Daily Express published an article dedicated to presidential elections in our country.

The article provides information about the electoral process in Uzbekistan, as well as statistics of the elections.

As the newspaper writes, in a turnout of 18 million 942 thousand citizens of republic, and according to preliminary results, the candidate of the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party, Islam Karimov, gaining 90.36% of the votes of the total number of voters, confidently won elections.

Special attention is given to the publication of the fact that the monitoring of the electoral process was carried out about 300 observers from 43 countries, including 9 members of Pakistan.

The paper also introduces a wide readership with favorable conditions and facilities at polling stations for the free expression of people’s will.

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“Round table” in Shanghai

4_Round table in ShanghaiAt Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), held a “round table” dedicated to the preliminary results of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It was attended by representatives of the SASS, which followed the voting as international observers from China.

At the meeting it was noted that the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan took place openly and publicly, in full accordance with the national electoral legislation and universally recognized democratic principles of international law.

The turnout of 18 million 942 thousand people, accounting for 91,08% of the total number of voters included in the lists. According to Article 35 of the Law “On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” this indicates that the presidential elections were held. No information from the field about any violations of election laws has been reported.

It was emphasized that the high activity of the electorate says about the growth of political activity of the citizens of Uzbekistan, who are acutely aware that their decision depends on the further development of the country.

According to preliminary data, 17 million 122 thousand 597 citizens or 90,39% of the total number of voters who cast their ballots for Islam Karimov. 582 thousand 688 people voted for Akmal Saidov, or 3,08% of the voters, for Hotamjon Ketmonov – 552 thousand 309 people, or 2,92% of voters, 389 thousand 24 people voted for Narimon Umarov, or 2,05% of the voters.

By the end of the briefing, some participants gave an interview to the information agency “Jahon”.

Director of the International Department of the Administration of Shanghai city Li Ihay:

– We welcome the preliminary results of the election in which President Islam Karimov won a landslide victory, gaining 90,39% of votes. In our opinion this is evidence of the full support of the population held a course on building a democratic state, a strong civil society and a socially oriented market economy.

We highly appreciate the activity of the citizens of Uzbekistan during the elections. This is an obvious desire of the nation do not remain indifferent to the process of determining the future development, to give voice deserving candidates who over the next 5 years will lead the country towards the successful development, will be the guarantor of security and stability.

Secretary of the Party Committee of SASS Yu Sinhue:

– During the visit to Uzbekistan, we not only observe the voting, but also carefully studied the distinctive features of the electoral system in your country.

Our delegation visited several polling stations in the cities of Tashkent, Samarkand and Khiva. Everywhere we have witnessed a responsible and serious approach to the organization of the electoral process, the creation of broad facilities for citizens. In general, the country has accumulated considerable experience in democratic elections.

Director, Center for Russian and Central Asian countries at SASS Pan Dawei:

– Complete system and mechanism of elections are an essential composition of the political structure of the state and an important element for building and strengthening democracy society. Well-organized preparatory work and voting procedure were made possible through years of efforts in improving the political structure of the state. Past elections have shown convincingly that Uzbekistan has taken an important step in this direction. We are confident that after these presidential elections the country will enter a new phase of development.

During the execution of the duties of observers, we were convinced that Uzbekistan is appropriate to combine global experience with national characteristics, formulated a unique development model, which corresponds to the general trend of world development, and adapted to the specific conditions of the country.

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Decision of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan

 

Decision of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of UzbekistanABOUT RESULTS OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS HELD ON 29 MARCH 2015

In accordance with Articles 90, 117 of the Constitution, Articles 14, 35, 36 of the Law “On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, Articles 5 and 9 of the Law “On the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan” on the basis of protocols of district election commissions election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and protocols on the results of counting of votes of precinct election commissions for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, formed at representations of the Republic of Uzbekistan in foreign countries, the Central Election Commission

DECIDES:

1. To recognize the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in order and valid in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.

2. To consider Islam Abduganiyevich Karimov as the elected President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

3. To publish this decision in the media.

Central Election Commission Chairman           

M. Abdusalomov 

Tashkent,

April 6, 2015

 

 

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Elections 2015: Briefing in Warsaw

Elections 2015_Briefing in WarsawThe Embassy of Uzbekistan in Poland held a briefing on the outcome of the presidential elections in our country, which held on March 29 this year.

It was attended by representatives of the Polish political, expert-analytical, scientific and business communities, as well as international observers from Poland, were present during the electoral process in the country.

The briefing participants were informed in detail about the preliminary results of the elections. It was noted that they have been openly and publicly, in full compliance with the national electoral legislation and universally recognized democratic principles of international law. The turnout of 18 million 942 thousand citizens of the country, accounting for 91,08% of the total number of voters included in the lists. This indicates that the election of the President of Uzbekistan. The information in the CEC of the Republic of any violations of the electoral legislation have been reported.

It was emphasized that, in accordance with the national electoral legislation about the results of the presidential elections will be published by the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan in the press no later than 10 days.

At the briefing it was also pointed out that elections were attended by about 300 international observers from 43 countries and 5 international organizations. They recognized the elections as valid and appreciated the preparation and conduct of them in republic.

At the same time, international observers from Poland shared their impressions about the election process took place in our country, noting that they were able to attend at their own discretion about two dozen polling stations in Tashkent, Samarkand, Fergana, Kokand and other regions of the country.

Head of the Faculty of Oriental Studies of the Institute of Political Science at Warsaw University T.Bodio noted in his speech that during the years of independence Uzbekistan has significantly improved socio-economic situation, which is the result of painstaking work by the government. According to the Polish scientist, during his stay in our country, he had the opportunity to visit many polling stations and to visualize the success of the electoral process.

– All the actions of members of election commissions were carried out in accordance with the law, they were highly professional, competently answered all the questions asked as part of international observers and ordinary citizens of Uzbekistan who participated in the voting. It should be noted that the electorate had all the necessary conditions for the exercise of their voting rights. This view is supported by many other foreign experts with whom the election process we have an exchange of views, – he said.

T.Bodio stressed that presidential elections were the most important political event in Uzbekistan.

In turn, chairman of the publishing house “Marszalek holding” A.Marshalek said that the presidential elections in Uzbekistan were successful.

– At each polling station had detailed information about four candidates who ran for the presidency. It must be emphasized that in the election campaign for presidential candidates were created equal democratic conditions. The high voter turnout civil, which can serve as an example for many countries in the world”, – he said.

At the end of the briefing, all participants congratulated our people on the successful holding of presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan and wished success to the further development of the state.

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MFA hosts meeting with Iranian observation mission

A mission of international observation from Iran at the presidential elections led by Ambassador Nematullah Izadi held a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan on 2 April 2015.

Iranian side shared with their impression from the visit in Uzbekistan. During the visit, the mission visited several polling stations in Tashkent city, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan said.

Iranian observation mission underlined organized and calm character of the election campaign, which allowed the Uzbek citizens to express their will and vote for one of the candidates.

It was noted that the presidential elections were held based on international principles and national legislation.

The sides exchanged opinion on other issues, representing mutual interest.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Iran to Uzbekistan Ali Mardani Fard participated at the meeting.

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Ukrainian expert on presidential elections in Uzbekistan

Ukrainian expert on presidential elections in UzbekistanAccording to preliminary results of the presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan honorary member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, corresponding member of the Engineering Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Anatoliy Rahansky has shared his opinion:

– I would like to congratulate the people of Uzbekistan with the presidential election, and to note that the past an important political event in the life of the country identified the ongoing development of the state in the long term.

Citizens of Uzbekistan have reaffirmed that Islam Karimov has earned the confidence and authority among the people. To vote for the President of the Republic, Uzbek people thus endorsed the existing policy aimed at the creation of solidary society, improving the quality of life and well-being of everyone.

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The observer of SCO about election of the President of Uzbekistan The observer of SCO about election of the President of Uzbekistan

According to the results of the presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan international observer of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization – a member of the Central Election Commission of the Kyrgyz Republic Kanatbek Azizov shared his opinion:

– First of all, I would like to quote the words of the SCO Secretary General Dmitry Mezentsev, who said: “These elections can be estimated as the most important stage in the development of the political system, demonstrating the existing level of socio-economic activities, as well as the extent to which the voting rights of citizens”.

I believe that everything was at a high level. When checking the precinct election commissions of Tashkent city, I witnessed the full implementation of international election standards. For example, voter lists, information about the participating candidates were posted in a timely manner. In addition, at each polling station were provided ‘mother and child’ rooms, as well as a medical center. My personal experience in this area makes it possible to note that your country is currently the only state in the post-Soviet space, which is provided for the convenience of the above for the election period.

I would especially like to highlight the level of responsibility of the people of Uzbekistan, who demonstrated a high turnout. For example, in a polling station in the capital, to 9.00 am (and elections under the laws begin at 6.00 pm) from existing 2100 citizens of this district who voted considered more than 1500 voters. In this regard, believes that the citizens of the republic besides demonstrating high political activity, and showed the extent of their responsibility to the choice of their President.

I want to emphasize that when checking the polling stations, I have not heard any complaints.

In general, I can conclude that Uzbekistan has managed to hold free and fair elections at a high level.

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Kuwaiti media continue to report on the elections in Uzbekistan

Kuwaiti media continue to report on the elections in UzbekistanOn the information portal of the newspaper The Times Kuwait published an article “Islam Karimov’s confident victory on presidential election in Uzbekistan”.

The article reported that the elections were held in an atmosphere of openness and transparency, in accordance with national electoral legislation and the principles of international law.

As the newspaper writes, according to preliminary results, the candidate of the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party of Islam Karimov, gaining 90,36% of the votes of total number of voters, confidently won the election.

It’s noted that the turnout of 18 million 942 thousand people, representing 91,08% of the total number of registered voters. In accordance with Article 35 of the Law “On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, the election for president became valid.

In conclusion publication emphasizes that in monitoring of elections attended over 300 observers from 43 countries and five international organizations – the OSCE / ODIHR, CIS, SCO, VAIO and OIC. About 1,000 representatives of foreign and local media were invited to cover the electoral process.

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Information evening in New York

Information evening in New YorkAt the Permanent Mission of Uzbekistan to the United Nations in New York held a meeting with representatives of the faculty and students of the University of Miami (Ohio, USA), dedicated to democratic change in our country’s independence, as well as the foreign policy priorities of the Republic to the United Nations.

The event participants become acquainted with the preliminary results of presidential elections in Uzbekistan and estimates missions of international organizations and foreign observers. In addition, special attention is focused on a formed since independence electoral system of the Republic, in compliance with international norms and standards.

They also exchanged views on the steps in Uzbekistan large-scale measures for the further democratization of society, strengthening the rule of law and on the main indicators of socio-economic development of the country. Of particular interest the American side called the experience of Uzbekistan on the full support and protection of vulnerable groups – women, children and older people. In this context, stressed the high efficiency of targeted social programs implemented in the country in recent years.

The participants were also informed about the main priorities of Uzbekistan to the United Nations and its specialized agencies. Explained in detail the nature and content of our country’s position on such topics as the drying of the Aral Sea and its impact on the ecological situation in the region, cooperation in Central Asia on water and energy issues, and the role of Uzbekistan to strengthen regional security.

The delegation of the University of Miami appreciated gradual and consistent measures undertaken in the country’s political, economic and social spheres.

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Russian experts about election of the President of Uzbekistan

Russian experts about election of the President of Uzbekistan

According to the results of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Russian experts who participated in them as international observers shared their views and assessed the work on preparation and conduct of the political events. They particularly marked coherent, coordinated and high competence of all participants of the electoral process, strict and thorough compliance with relevant provisions of the legislation.

Rector of Moscow State University V.Sadovnichiy expressed deep satisfaction with the outcome of the visit to Uzbekistan, sincerely thanked the Uzbek side for the excellent organization of the visit saturated. He also expressed particular appreciation for the attention and care exhibited by the Guidelines of the Republic of the branch of the Moscow State University named after Lomonosov in Tashkent. He said he was particularly pleased that the polling station was organized in the main body of the branch of the Moscow State University in Tashkent, which was attended by many foreign observers, has become one of the standard.

He expressed confidence that the Russian-Uzbek cooperation has all the prerequisites for further strengthening and capacity.

Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of Russia I.Umahanov said that “observers did not observed, but learned how to conduct elections”. They studied the whole election process, clear work of election commissions and overall experience gained in Uzbekistan success of such activities used in the Republic of effective mechanisms to ensure compliance with legal requirements.

I.Umahanov also expressed admiration for the grandeur and beauty of architectural monuments and sacred places of pilgrimage in Bukhara and Samarkand. According to him, what he saw during the trip once again confirmed the enormous attention paid to the government of Uzbekistan on conservation and enhancement of the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Uzbek people.

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Meeting of the Central Election Commission

Meeting of the Central Election CommissionOn April 6, 2015, a meeting of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan, which reviewed the results of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, on 29 March 2015. 

CEC chairman Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov noted that the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan are of great historical significance for the future of Uzbekistan consistently develop along the path of building a democratic state of law and a strong civil society. The elections have demonstrated a high level of legal culture and political activity of citizens who, through their participation in the vote again expressed support for the course consistent reforms in the country.

Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the basis of reports received by the district election commissions determined that the voting on March 29, 2015 of total 20 million 798 thousand 52 people on the list of voters 18 million 942 thousand 349 people took part in elections, representing 91,08% of the total number of voters.

As the results of the elections for Islam Abduganiyevich Karimov, nominated by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, voted 17 million 122 thousand 597 voters or 90,39% of the total number of voters, for Akmal Holmatovich Saidov, nominated by the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan “Milly Tiklanish” – 582 thousand 688 voters, or 3,08 percent, for Hotamjon Abdurakhmanovich Ketmonov, nominated by the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan – 552 thousand 309 voters, or 2,92%, for Narimon Madjitovich Umarov, nominated by the Social Democratic Party “Adolat” – 389 thousand 24 voters, or 2,05%.

In accordance with Articles 90, 117 of the Constitution, Articles 14, 35, 36 of the Law “On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, Articles 5 and 9 of the Law “On the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan decided to consider Islam Abduganievich Karimov as elected President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

During the meeting it was noted that the elections were held in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, laws “On guarantees of electoral rights of citizens” and “On the Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” while ensuring the rights of citizens to freedom of expression and respect for the principles of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret voting.

Evidence of democracy and transparency of the election campaign was the participation of 299 observers from 43 countries in America, Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as five international organizations – the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Association of world electoral bodies and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The monitoring of the electoral process was also attended by more than 35,000 observers from political parties.

A huge role in ensuring the openness and transparency of elections played media. The presidential elections were covered by about 600 domestic and 180 foreign mass media, about 180 foreign and domestic online publications. Republican press center and regional press centers on the coverage of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the participation of over 980 domestic and foreign journalists held more than 70 press conferences, briefings and online briefings on important phases of the campaign. Posted in foreign and national media over 12750 articles and information materials, television and radio programs relating to the preparation and conduct of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Press Service of Central Election

Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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Azerbaijani media about election of the President of Uzbekistan

Azerbaijani media about election of the President of UzbekistanOn Web sites of such news agencies as Azerbaijan Trend, Novosti.az and Day.az posted comments of international observers Aydin Abbasov – deputy of Milli Mejlis, head of parliamentary friendship group “Azerbaijan-Uzbekistan” and Director of the International Press Center “Novosti” (“News”) – head of the Club of Political Scientists of Azerbaijan Ilgar Velizade.

According to Day.Az, A.Abbasov said that presidential elections in our country were organized at a high level and in accordance with international law. According to him, the delegation, which observed the voting process in Uzbekistan, has not recorded any violations of the law.

In turn, the Trend news agency quoted A.Abbasov that in accordance with the findings at 11:30 local time, voter turnout was about 50%. “As the younger and the older generation is coming to the polls and vote freely. We have not faced a violation of the law”, – noted edition.

Commenting on the elections in Uzbekistan I.Velizade in an interview to Novosti.az said that the characteristics of the political system in Uzbekistan lies in the fact that the parliamentary elections precede the presidential. According to the Constitution, presidential elections must be held no later than three months after parliamentary elections. Therefore, election marathon as a whole is designed for three to four months.

According to him, voter turnout was high. Already by 11 hours and in many polling stations, more than half of voters voted.

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Elections 2015: Turkish media about Uzbekistan

elections_2015_turkishThe results of presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan aroused wide interest in the Turkish media and among expert circles in Turkey.

Thus, the state TV channel TRT Turk was prepared by continuous transfer of presidential elections took place in Uzbekistan.

In it Ayça ŞENER, columnist of Turkish television paid viewers attention to the recent presidential elections in Uzbekistan, which took place in a spirit of openness and transparency and comply with all international legal norms. She congratulated the citizens of the country with their success and the election of the head of Uzbekistan.

It was emphasized that the election process took place on an alternative basis of candidates from four political parties. The high voter turnout and support for Islam Karimov indicate the authority of the President among the population.

According to A.Şener, the political activity of citizens of the republic achieved thanks to broad reforms in the social and economic life of our country, as well as reforms in the legal-political and electoral systems to ensure freedom of speech and expression of the citizens, guaranteeing the protection of human rights and development of civil society. Commentator noted that the country attaches great importance to environmental protection. To this end, the country’s parliament for the Environmental Movement allocated 15 seats.

Also during telecast was provided information about Uzbekistan, achievements of the country over the years of independence, the socio-economic development of the country in 2014 and key priorities for 2015.

TRT television news programs Haber and TRT Turk, as well as TRT Avaz in Turkish, Uzbek, Kazakh, Kyrgyz languages informed viewers about the progress and results of the elections, aired footage from Uzbekistan.

Informational messages about the elections under the headings “Uzbekistan holds presidential elections”, “The turnout in the presidential elections in Uzbekistan amounted to 91,01%”, “Uzbekistan announced the results of the presidential election”, “After the presidential elections in Uzbekistan”, “Islam Karimov has once again become President of Uzbekistan” emerged in the media in Turkey, particularly in the news feeds of such news agencies and online publications as Anadolu Ajansi and Cihan, Yurtgundemi, Sondakika, Haberler, Beyazgazete, Zaman, Tr.euronews, Timeturk, Yenisafak, Yeniasya and others.

Thus, turkish Anadolu Ajansi notes that elections in Uzbekistan have passed in open and transparent manner, in accordance with international democratic norms and principles. In an information report online publication Veyazgazete underlined positive feedback on the election of heads of missions of international organizations – OSCE ODIHR, CIS.

In news reports also paid special attention to the achievements made since independence, ongoing reforms in the political and economic fields, democratization and development of civil society, creation of legal state, improving the electoral system in our country.

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Afghan newspaper about preliminary results of the presidential elections in Uzbekistan

afghan_newspaperOn pages of English-language newspaper Daily Outlook Afghanistan published an article “Islam Karimov won the elections of the President of Uzbekistan”.

It is reported that according to preliminary results, the candidate of the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party – Islam Karimov received more than 90,39% of the vote.

As the newspaper writes, in a turnout of 18 million 942 thousand people, accounting for 91,08% of the total number of voters included in the lists. In accordance with Article 35 of the Law “On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” this indicates that the presidential elections are valid.

It is noted that the Democratic candidate “Milly Tiklanish” Akmal Saidov gathered 3,08% of votes, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party Hotamjon Ketmonov – 2,92% and the candidate of the Social Democratic Party “Adolat” Narimon Umarov – 2,05%.

Particular attention is paid in material to the fact that the CEC has received no reports from the fields about any irregularities in the voting process.

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Israeli media about preliminary results of presidential elections in Uzbekistan

israeli_mediaIn some Israeli media published a series of materials on the preliminary results of the presidential elections in Uzbekistan.

So, the news agency “Cursor” referring to the Central Election Commission (CEC) of the Republic reports that the elections are declared valid, and the election campaign was observed OSCE ODIHR, CIS, SCO, VAIO and OIC. In addition, the CEC registered 300 observers from nearly 45 countries, including Israel.

According to news portal NewsRu, according to results announced on March 30 at 16:00 Tashkent time, voter turnout in the elections of the President of Uzbekistan exceeded 90%.

In turn, the newspaper “Vesti” notes that the elections were conducted in full accordance with the national electoral legislation and fixed it by democratic principles of transparency, openness and fairness.

Special attention is given in the publications that the CEC has received no reports from the field about any irregularities in the voting process.

 

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Meeting with the Mission of Observers from Iran

meeting_missionOn April 2, 2015 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a meeting with members of the international observer mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran on 29 March election of the President of Uzbekistan. Mission is headed by Ambassador Nematullo Izadi.

The Iranian side has shared his impressions of the visit to Uzbekistan, during which members of the delegation visited a number of polling stations in Tashkent. International observers from the Islamic Republic of Iran noted the organized and peaceful nature of the election campaign took place, which allowed Uzbek citizens consciously express their will and vote for one candidate.

It was emphasized that the elections were held on the basis of international principles and national legislation.

Both sides also exchanged views on other issues of common interest.

The meeting was attended by the Ambassador of Iran Ali Mardan Fard.

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“Round table” at Leiden University

round_table1At the University of Leiden (Netherlands) held a “round table” dedicated to scale transformations conducted in Uzbekistan, the results of the parliamentary elections, and elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The event was organized by the diplomatic mission of our country in the Netherlands, together with the University of Leiden.

Reference: This institution, founded in 1575, is the oldest in the Netherlands. This is one of the top four institutions of higher education in the Netherlands, in turn, included in the list of top 100 universities according to the Times. Royal House and Leiden University still have a close relationship. Queens Wilhelmina, Juliana, Beatrix and King Willem-Alexander were students of this university. In 2005 Queen Beatrix received an honorary degree from the institution. Here studied and such prominent figures as Jan Steen, Rembrandt, Hugo Grotius, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and others.

The event was attended by representatives of key agencies, leading universities, the business community, diplomatic missions accredited in the Netherlands, as well as the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In his welcoming speech on behalf of the University of Leiden, head of the Research Center for East Asian Studies Professor Frank Pieke expressed interest in raising awareness of the Dutch public about the processes occurring in the countries of Central Asia, particularly in Uzbekistan. In this regard, in this university launched a program aimed at studying the region, which was the first of its kind in the history of Dutch schools.

– The program primarily provides for the gradual introduction in educational process of university course on study of Central Asia and further increase understanding among Dutch academic and expert circles of this important region. This area serves as a link between Europe and Asia, a crossroads of trade and cultural ways of having a long and rich history, – he said. – Noteworthy achievements of Uzbekistan’s independence in the socio-economic sphere, allowing for the last decade to provide an annual GDP growth of 8% and above, as well as the modernization of the higher education system of the republic, its adaptation to the country’s economy and the new requirements of the labor market.

In turn, the Uzbek side was informed that Central Asia has a rich and unique cultural heritage within the treasury of world civilization, the enormous contributions of thinkers of Central Asia in the development of science and interchange achievements of the peoples of the East and Europe.

Over the years of independence in accordance with democratic principles and national traditions were formed the foundations of national statehood and political system, which divided the functions and powers of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government. Liberalization of the political and socio-economic life of the country is carried out in stages, purposefully. An important factor was to ensure the stability and civil peace and interethnic harmony.

It was noted that the modern history of Uzbekistan is an integral part of the modern history of mankind – it is closely intertwined with the global and regional processes.

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Israeli radio about the elections in Uzbekistan

israeli_radioIsraeli news radio “First Radio” broadcast a 10-minute program dedicated to the presidential elections in our country.

As radio reported, the current President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov won the general elections. More than 90% of voters voted for him.

Presenter informed the audience about the high turnout in the elections, stressing that they were attended by about 19 mln. citizens of republic.

In the course of the program has been installed a direct dial phone connection with the president of the Holon Institute of Technology E.Yakubov, who located in Uzbekistan as an international observer of the State of Israel.

Responding to questions of journalist, the Israeli scientist noted that the elections were held in a peaceful atmosphere in compliance with all international norms and standards on the background of high activity of the electorate.

According to him, members of the Israeli monitoring group acquainted with the work of polling stations not only in Tashkent, but also in the regions. He stressed that international observers found no violations of electoral law.

At the end of E.Yakubov noted that the voting results show the enormous prestige of Islam Karimov as leader of the nation. “In my understanding, the citizens of Uzbekistan carried a vote of confidence for his political course, voted for the future prosperity of the country, for peace and stability in the society”, – concluded the scientist.

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OIC highly rates presidential elections

oic_highly_ratesHead of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) observer mission, Ali Abolhassani, gave a high rating to the organizational level of the March 29 presidential election at the mission’s final press conference in Tashkent, reports news agency Uzbekistan Today.

“We witnessed a high turnout for the elections. People started coming to polling stations early in the morning,” Abolhassani said. “This is testimony to the fact that Uzbek people have a strong sense responsibility for the future of their country. Yesterday, our delegation split into four groups and visited around 40 polling stations in Tashkent city and Tashkent Region,” he added.

This is a fourth election that the OIC mission has monitored in Uzbekistan, Abolhassani noted and added that the mission members are not aware of any violation of the election legislation.

The head of OIC observer mission expressed hope that cooperation between the organization and Uzbekistan will further strengthen.

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SCO: Presidential elections were transparent and democratic

sco_presidential_electionMembers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) observer mission said today at a press conference in Tashkent that the March 29 presidential elections in Uzbekistan were transparent and democratic and in compliance with the national legislation and international standards. No violation of the electoral legislation has been reported, reports news agency Uzbekistan Today.

It was noted that the SCO observer mission had been invited by Uzbekistan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) to monitor the March 29, 2015 presidential elections in Uzbekistan. The mission was led by SCO General Secretary Dmitry Mezentsev and representatives of the organization’s member countries.

Members of the observer mission have met with heads of the CEC, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Samarkand Region Mayor’s Office.

Upon arrival in Uzbekistan, the observer mission learned about the course of the election campaign and realization of the Program of Preparations for and Staging of the Presidential Elections. They were provided with full information about the presidential hopefuls and visited polling stations in the cities of Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand and Tashkent Region on March 28-29.

The mission noted the high voter turnout and the performance of precinct election commissions that was in strict compliance with national election laws.

Observers representing the four political parties that had nominated candidates were present at polling stations visited by SCO observer mission members. No complaints from voters or representatives of political parties regarding the observers were filed during the mission’s visits to polling stations.

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Subject matter of Uzbekistan on pages of Chinese media

subject_matter_uzbekChinese media continue to closely monitor developments in political life of Uzbekistan.

In particular, the national newspaper “People’s Daily” published an article entitled “Islam Karimov has scored more than 90% of the vote in the presidential election”.

It is reported that according to preliminary data, Islam Karimov, nominated by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, received 90,39% of votes on presidential election.

“The final results will be published within 10 days after voting – the newspaper writes. – In elections held on 29 March was attended by 18,942,000 people, accounting for 91,08% of the total number of voters included in the lists. According to Article 35 of the Law “On Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” this indicates that the presidential elections were held. No information about any violations of electoral legislation has been received”.

“People’s Daily” emphasizes that the voting process was followed by about 300 observers from 43 countries and five international organizations. Among them – the leaders and members of national parliaments and electoral authorities, representatives of public organizations and the media, scholars and politicians.

In turn, the news agency “Xinhua” published an article “Xi Jinping congratulated Islam Karimov on his reelection as President of Uzbekistan”.

The article notes that the President Xi Jinping on March 30 sent a telegram to Islam Karimov, congratulating him on his reelection as President.

“Over the years of independence, the country is constantly enhanced political stability, economic development, improved people’s welfare, increasing the international prestige of the country – agency reports. – The Chinese leader expressed confidence that Uzbekistan will continue to achieve success in all areas of public life and society”.

News agency separately underlines stable dynamics of development of the Uzbek-Chinese relations. It is noted that at the present stage of cooperation between two countries, covering the whole range of relations, is the friendly and mutually beneficial. It is based on confidential personal contacts of Heads of State. Regularly undergo exchange of visits and meetings at the highest level, including within summits of international and regional organizations.

“Currently, both countries render each other political support in the international arena, including the UN, SCO and other authoritative international structures – article says. – In its foreign policy, China attaches great importance to Uzbekistan and is determined to develop a strategic partnership with this country”.

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Publication in newspaper “Kazahstanskaya pravda” about Uzbekistan

publication_newspaperOn the pages of national newspapers of the Republic of Kazakhstan – “Kazahstanskaya pravda” published an article devoted to the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In article noted that taking into account the role and place of Uzbekistan in identifying trends in the development of geopolitical processes in Central Asia, ensuring peace, stability and sustainable development in the region, this political event attracted the attention of the world community.

Publication provides detailed information on the candidates for the post of President of Uzbekistan, and their political platforms and offered programs, as well as the election campaign in our country.

The paper emphasizes the openness and transparency of the electoral process in Uzbekistan. It is noted that the progress of the campaign and voting on March 29 2015 observed in Uzbekistan OSCE, CIS, SCO, OIC, AWEB.

Along with this, the article reported that during the years of independent development of the country’s economy grew by more than 5 times, per capita income – an average of 8.7 times, while the population of the country during this period increased by 1.5 times in March 2015 amounted to 31 million people. The volume of investments in Uzbekistan exceeded the equivalent of 190 billion dollars, of which more than $ 65 billion accounted for foreign investment.

Despite the ongoing global crisis, Uzbekistan continues to maintain an annual growth rate of GDP at over 8%. In Uzbekistan, the steadily rising exports and foreign exchange reserves.

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Kuwaiti “Al Aan”: “Election of the President of Uzbekistan declared valid”

kuwait_alalnan_electionOn the pages of the Kuwaiti daily “Al-Aan” published information material on the presidential elections in our country.

It is reported that on 29 March 2015 was held to vote on the election of the President of Uzbekistan.

According to the publication, in accordance with the law was established more than 9,000 polling stations, including the diplomatic missions of the Republic of Uzbekistan in foreign countries. In the voter lists include the names of about 21 million citizens.

The article stresses that the monitoring of the electoral process was carried out about 300 observers from 43 countries, including representatives of the State of Kuwait. In the coverage of elections attended by a large number of local and foreign media.

Kuwaiti newspaper notes that the election of the President of Uzbekistan declared valid.

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Akmal Saidov: People of Uzbekistan voted for strict adherence along the chosen path

meet_voter_sukhandaryaOn March 31, the National press centre of the capital hosted a briefing of the Democratic party of Uzbekistan (DPU) “Milliy Tiklanish”, reports IA UzReport.

The Chairman of SDPU “Adolat” Akmal Saidov made a speech at the event regarding the party’s participation in elections and its preliminary results.

It was stressed that the most important political event in the current year in the life of our country – the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan was held in the new socio-economic and political-legal environment, in the spirit of political competition. The election process showed a drastic increase in the activity of participating political parties.

“Political parties through active participation in elections are becoming a serious political force in the realization of their ideas, strategic tasks of socio-economic development. This requires further improvement of programmes of the political parties, providing their relevance and vitality.

All parties in the processes related to the preparation and conduct of elections were provided equal legal and practical conditions.

Under broad conditions established by national legislation and the Central Election Commission, by our party were prepared campaign materials in large volume and distributed within the law.

In particular, we have published over 220 thousand posters and 80 thousand copies of the booklets with biography and pre-election program of the candidate.

One observer from each political party that nominated their candidates, as well as representatives of the press, television and radio, observers from other states, international organizations and movements had the right to participate in all activities related to the preparation and conduct of elections. It is also an important feature of our national election system.

In this sense, 8 738 thousand observers from our party were involved to participate in the processes of the election campaign.

In addition, my trustees conducted in tote 190 meetings throughout all districts and cities of our country, which in turn were attended by more than 30 thousand voters.

This has created an opportunity for the candidate to meet with voters face-to-face, conduct live dialogues.

The increasing role of the media in the election campaign was observed as well. Hereby party publications and internet sites were widely used. The processes related to the participation of the party in the elections were covered in the media 715 times.

Taking this opportunity, I express my deep appreciation to our distinguished activists and representatives, members and supporters of the party, to all the voters who supported and provided direct assistance to me during the entire campaign.

In conclusion, let me sincerely congratulate the respected Islam Karimov on his re-election to the post of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” – said Akmal Saidov.

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Nariman Umarov: Elections were conducted with full respect for legal norms

meet_voter_karapalpakOn March 31, the National press centre of the capital hosted a briefing of the Political Council of the Social democratic party of Uzbekistan “Adolat”, which was attended by deputies of the Legislative chamber of the Oliy Majlis, the responsible officers of the Central Political Council of the party, activists and media representatives, reports IA UzReport.

The Chairman of the Political Council of SDPU “Adolat” Nariman Umarov made a speech a the briefing on the party’s participation in presidential elections and its preliminary results.

As it was emphasized, On March 29 citizens of our country had become direct participants and witnesses of one historical event. Our compatriots have exercised their constitutional rights, having taken an active part in such an important political event as the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Presidential elections in our country were conducted with full respect for national and international legislation and requirements.

All campaign headquarters of SDPU “Adolat” on election day operated in full force. Information and data received from regional and local election headquarters had summarized and analyzed in the Central headquarters of the party.

In addition, the voting process was observed by more than nine thousand observers from the party. Complaints and claims of violations of legislation in the electoral process in the Central and regional headquarters have not been reported.

In short, the elections were in full compliance with the democratic principles of fairness, openness, publicity and transparency.

According to preliminary results announced by the Central Election Commission, the candidate from the SDPU “Adolat” N.Umarov has gained 2.05 percent of the vote. This result is not satisfactory for the party, but, in general, these elections were important, because they gave the opportunity to strengthen the party position in the political arena of the country, gaining experience, the expression of the interests of the electorate.

The party leader stressed that will continue to fulfill promises to the voters, to implement the goals and objectives defined in the election program.

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Political Party of Uzbekistan held a briefing on the results of elections

political_paryThe Republican press center for coverage of the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a briefing of the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan “Milly Tiklanish” People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan and the Social Democratic Party “Adolat”.

At the events noted that the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan took place in the new socio-economic, political and legal environment, in the spirit of political competition. The election process showed cardinal growth of activity of political parties participated in it.

Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Akmal Saidov nominated by the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan “Milly Tiklanish”, stressed that the processes associated with the preparation and conduct of elections for all candidates were provided with equal conditions. Provided election campaigning on the basis of equality and fairness, openness and transparency.

He drew the attention of participants to the fact that in the course of this election was markedly enhanced role of the media in the coverage of the election campaign on the basis of democratic principles such as openness and transparency. Throughout the election campaign, the country’s media were active in ensuring the constitutional rights of citizens to obtain information, public awareness of the all stages of the election campaign.

“We wanted electoral program introduced to the voters to be in harmony with the interests of our country and the people. I express my deep gratitude to our distinguished activists and trustees, members and supporters of the party, all the voters who supported us and provided direct assistance during the election campaign”, – said A. Saidov.

At the briefing, the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan made a speech candidate for the post of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan nominated by the party – Hotamjon Ketmonov. He drew attention to the briefing that at all stages of the election campaign was strictly respect the principle of equal opportunities for political parties and candidates nominated by.

H.Ketmonov noted that the electoral process in our country was held in accordance with democratic principles such as publicity, openness and transparency. In the process of the elections violations of the law on elections were not observed.

“In the presidential elections took place, we have won 2,92 percent of the vote. Meetings with voters have demonstrated that the planned tasks in the election program did not cover sufficiently the interests of the general population, and it should be further improved. In the future, outline the relevant tasks to improve the program and use all available powers to implement it, “- he concluded.

Candidate for the post President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Narimon Umarov, nominated by the Social Democratic Party “Adolat” emphasized that the presidential elections in our country have been conducted on a high organizational level, as well as in full compliance with national and international legislation and requirements. Complaints or appeals for violations of the law in the electoral process in the central and the regional headquarters of the party did not receive.

“Election of the President provided an opportunity to strengthen the place of the party in the political arena of the country, expressing the interests of the electorate,” – said N.Umarov.

He also made a promise to put into practice the goals and objectives identified in the pre-election program, to mobilize all forces and capabilities of the deputy corps in the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis and local representative bodies, as well as activists on a solid defense of the interests of the electorate.

During briefings candidates the President of Uzbekistan, nominated by political parties, fully recognized the election results announced by the Central Election Commission, congratulated Islam Karimov on his election as a President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and wished him success in his work for the further development of our country, prosperity of the people.

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The representatives of Germany: We are glad to cooperate with Uzbekistan

representative_germanyA few days ago in the German cities of Bonn and Bremen were held themed events dedicated to the presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan, organized by the diplomatic missions of our country in Germany.

They were attended by representatives of political, business and the media in Germany, as well as Uzbek students and researchers studying at German universities.

The participants were acquainted with the information on the current development of Uzbekistan and originating in the Republic of important social and political events. Particular attention was paid to the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In turn, the participants of the briefing stated that monitoring of the election process by foreign observers from reputable international and regional organizations, as well as foreign countries, demonstrates the commitment of Uzbekistan to ensure democratic and transparent presidential elections. In their unanimous opinion, established in our country, a single computer network will allow on-line monitor the voting process and install video with the regions, to ensure increased transparency and openness of the electoral process.

Particular interest of the audience was also caused by the fact that within the framework of the campaign each candidate was entitled to an equal amount of air time on radio and television, as well as volumes of printed strips in newspapers and magazines.

In the information activities was presented a cultural program with the participation of Uzbek masters of art. Within the sound of music and traditional dances guests were able to enjoy delicious dishes of traditional Uzbek cuisine.

In an interview to news agency “Jahon” Mayor of Bonn Angelica-Maria Kappel noted that due to theme nights she learned more about Uzbekistan, its history and culture, as well as modern development. She was impressed by republic’s success achieved in all areas, including in the field of sustainable development.

– We have successfully carried out cooperation in the fields of culture and education through partnerships between the cities of Bonn and Bukhara. In the near future we will organize a trip to Uzbekistan to work out a new project in the field of sustainable tourism development, as your country has great tourism potential. Overall, we are satisfied with our interaction and are always happy to further cooperation with Uzbekistan, – she said.

CEO of ADT Projekt Ekkehard Schröder noted that the presidential elections in Uzbekistan, of course, was an important step for the further development of the state. He said that his company for a few years with the Uzbek partners.

– By implementing joint projects we aim to contribute to the development of Uzbekistan, – he said. – German investors are very interested in cooperation with the republic, since it has great economic potential.

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Taking into account international standards

Taking_account_internationaOn March 30 in capital Observer Mission of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a press conference for accredited journalists on elections.

During the event mission issued a statement of preliminary findings and conclusions. It was noted that the OSCE ODIHR observers arrived in Uzbekistan at the invitation of the authorities and in accordance with its mandate, launched a limited observation mission for the presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Members of the mission assessed for election’s compliance with OSCE commitments, other international commitments and standards for democratic elections and national legislation.

In accordance with the standard methodology of ODIHR in the mission were long-term observers, but there was no short-term ones. Limited mission has not conducted a comprehensive and systematic observation on election day, but visited several polling stations.

At the press conference was presented analysis of the implementation of the recommendations for Uzbekistan by Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, made at the end of the previous presidential election. The questions of improving the electoral legislation of Uzbekistan, its compliance during the electoral process.

Head of OSCE ODIHR Caetana de Zulueta gave detailed answers to numerous questions from journalists. Caetana de Zulueta also expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the warm and friendly reception, created conditions for execution of election observation

The final assessment of the elections will depend including how will the remaining stages of the electoral process, including the tabulation and announcement of results, as well as consideration of possible complaints and applications received after the election.

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Akmal Saidov: Equal conditions were created to all candidates

Akmal_SaidovAll presidential candidates received equal legal and practical conditions in processes related to preparing and holding presidential elections in Uzbekistan, candidate to the post of the President of Uzbekistan from Milliy Tiklanish party Akmal Saidov said.

He said that pre-election agitation was fully carried out based on such criteria as equality, fairness, openness and transparency.

Akmal Saidov underlined that over 8,738 observers from Milliy Tiklanish party observed election process across Uzbekistan.

Candidate from Milliy Tiklanish expressed gratitude to activists and trustees, members of the party, and voters, who supported and assisted him during elections.

Mr. Saidov congratulated Islam Karimov with election to the post of the President of Uzbekistan.

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President of Azerbaijan congratulates Islam Karimov with election victory

 

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev congratulated Islam Karimov with victory in presidential elections, which were held on 29 March 2015.

“Dear Islam Abduganievich, I cordially congratulate you on the occasion of your reelection as President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Your victory in the elections vividly testifies to the fact that the fraternal people of Uzbekistan support the coherent, consistent policy carried out by you for a long time,” the message reads.

 

“Today Uzbekistan is confidently mowing forward along the path of strengthening independence and democracy, dynamic social and economic progress. Uzbekistan occupies a worthy place in the global community, its prestige in the international arena is growing,” Ilham Aliev said.

 

“Your contribution to the development and enhancement of the centuries-old traditions of good friendship, cooperation and mutual support between our peoples is highly appreciated in Azerbaijan,” Azeri leader said.

 

“I believe that multifaceted cooperation and strategic partnership between Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan will continue to comprehensively and consistently develop for the prosperity of our fraternal peoples and countries,” he noted.

 

“Dear Islam Abduganievich, I wish you good health, happiness and success in your further activities for the prosperity of the fraternal Uzbekistan,” the message reads.

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Almazbek Atambaev congratulates Islam Karimov

On 31 March 2015, the President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambaev congratulated Islam Karimov with his re-election to the post of the President of Uzbekistan.

Almazbek Atambaev said that he is sure that bilateral relations between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, based on principle of good neighborhood, friendship and partnership, will further strengthen for welfare of two states and nations.

Kyrgyz President wished strong health, well-being and success in the state activities to Islam Karimov in his message.

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Narimon Umarov congratulates Islam Karimov with victory in presidential elections

narimon_umarovCandidate to the post of the President of Uzbekistan from the Social-democratic party “Adolat” Narimon Umarov congratulated Islam Karimov with the victory in the presidential elections, which took place on 29 March 2015.

At the briefing in Tashkent, Narimon Umarov said that the presidential elections were organized in high level in line with the legislation of Uzbekistan and national norms. The election process was transparent and open, he said.

Mr Umarov said that over 9,000 observers of the party observed elections and they did not record any violations. He express gratitude to the Central Election Commission for good organization of the elections.

Candidate from Adolat said that he collected 2.05% of votes in elections. He said that this result does not satisfy party, but the elections allowed to strengthen party’s place in political arena of Uzbekistan and gained experience.

He said that Adolat will continue to implement its pre-elections promises and protect interests of the voters.

Narimon Umarov congratulated Islam Karimov with the victory in presidential elections on behalf of the party of Adolat.

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PDPU recognizes results of presidential elections

papdu_recognizesPeople’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (PDPU) fully recognizes results of the presidential elections, announced by the Central Election Commission, the candidate to the post of the President of Uzbekistan from PDPU and chairperson of the Central Council of the PDPU Hotamjon Ketmonov said during the briefing in Tashkent.

He said that the PDPU did not recorded violations of the legislation on election of the President of Uzbekistan. He noted that over 9,003 observers from the party observed voting process and vote count.

Ketmonov said that all presidential candidates received equal conditions. He said that the party tried to use all opportunities, provided by the legislation of Uzbekistan.

He stated that the election process was held in line with democratic principles such as openness and transparency. Ketmonov said that people of Uzbekistan actively participated in the elections, which will be important stage for future activities of the party.

He said that the party candidate collected 2.92% votes. He expressed gratitude to those, who voted for Hotamjon Ketmonov.

The PDPU leader said that the party should improve its programme and try to meet interest of wider layers of population. He said the party outlined its plans in this direction.

He congratulated Islam Karimov with victory in the presidential elections and wished success in his activities directed at developing the country and increasing prosperity of people.

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Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Islam Karimov

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Islam Karimov with victory in the elections of the President of Uzbekistan.

“Your convincing victory at the election is a vivid testimony to the support and trust of the Uzbek people to your policy aimed at promoting stable development of the country and enhancing its international authority,” the Belarusian President said.

Lukashenko expressed his confidence that friendship and mutual understanding between two states will contribute to the dynamic development of Belarus- Uzbekistan cooperation in the best interests of the two countries and nations.

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Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov congratulates Islam Karimov

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov congratulated Islam Karimov on election to the post of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The letter of the head of Turkmen state particularly reads as follows:

“I wish You to be always in sound health, full of vital energy as well as personal happiness and successes at the high state post for welfare of progress and prosperity of brotherly people of Uzbekistan,” the message reads.

“Accept, respected Islam Abduganiyevich, my assurances in quite high respect and invariable readiness to develop and strengthen brotherly relations between our countries and people in future as well,” Turkmen President noted.

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Voting took place in a calm atmosphere

Voting_took_placeThe elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan was observed by Mission of the Association of World Electoral Bodies (AWEB).

altAWEB, headquartered in the South Korean Incheon, was founded by relevant agencies about a hundred nations of the world in order to enhance international cooperation in the exchange of information and experience of organizing and conducting open, fair, transparent and democratic elections. Uzbekistan is also a member of the association. Earlier AWEB sent an observer mission to take part in the elections to the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis, regional, district and city councils of people’s deputies in December 2014.

The members of the observation mission of the elections of the President of our country arrived in Uzbekistan at the invitation of the Central Election Commission of the Republic. The visit included a meeting with the leadership of the CEC, visiting Tashkent and Samarkand. They also visited the memorial places and got acquainted with the rich history and culture of the region.

– Our aim was to study the electoral process, in particular, voting and vote counting. On election day, the mission visited a number of polling stations and directly see how the work was delivered – said at the final briefing for domestic and foreign media head of the mission, Director of Planning Department of the Association of World Electoral Bodies Lee Chung-hee.

– In areas necessary conditions for the voters were created. I should say about the mother and child room, equipped at each site – it was very convenient for the parents who came to vote. We were also pleasantly surprised by the presence of medical items in case if someone feels unwell. I can say that everything was organized in an atmosphere of openness and honesty, voting was conducted in a calm atmosphere. People came well prepared, they with all their heart rejoiced that take part in this important event. We also observed the vote count and made sure he was conducted openly and promptly.

I want to thank you for the work done to the Central Election Commission and all the people of Uzbekistan, which is so benevolent towards guests. On behalf of the mission wish your country every success and I am sure that in the future the Association of World Electoral Bodies certainly will continue to cooperate with the Republic in several areas.

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Our future will be more prosperousVoter turnout – a manifestation of patriotism

Masaru Nakamura, president of the Association of Friendship “Fukuoka – Uzbekistan”, a member of the Election Committee of Fukuoka city (Japan):

– On the day of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, I visited several polling stations in Tashkent. The voting process was open, transparent, fair and objective, with the active participation of voters.

masaru_nakamuraThe holding of elections on the basis of the alternative is one of the most important conditions for democracy. Participation of four candidates in the presidential elections indicates that in Uzbekistan clearly follow this principle. Elections demonstrated the international community high political and legal culture of the people of Uzbekistan.

The electoral system in Uzbekistan, I saw a lot of features that should borrow and other countries. At the polling stations set up wide convenience for voters and observers, open medical offices, rooms of mother and child, equipped with all the necessary equipment.

During the election observation caught my attention one more feature. For the elderly and sick persons who are unable to come to the polling station, organized voting at home, in hospitals using the mobile ballot box, which is a striking embodiment given to the country’s huge attention and interest of the citizens’ voting rights.

Zenonas Vaigauskas, Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Lithuania:

– Election of the President of Uzbekistan held at a high level. The members of the precinct election commissions in detail explained the voting process to all voters. Citizens express their will freely and actively.

The active participation of citizens in elections deserves special attention, as evidenced by the fact that in the first half of the day voted more than 70 percent of voters. This suggests a strong sense of patriotism of the people of Uzbekistan.

We have seen that during the election campaign, the candidates were given equal opportunities. Uzbekistan’s experience in organizing elections may serve as an example for others. We are also interested in exchanging experience with experts of Uzbekistan and strengthening bilateral cooperation.

vijay_jollyVijay Jolly, coordinator of the department of external relations of the party “Bharatiya Janata” (India):

– In the years of independence, Uzbekistan has turned into an industrial dynamic nation. The country’s economy is developing steadily. I want to emphasize that cooperation between Uzbekistan and India consistently strengthened across the board.

Election of the President of Uzbekistan held in accordance with democratic principles, on the basis of alternative, open and transparent. Particularly impressed politically active citizens, their interest and responsible approach to voting. This indicates a high spiritual, political and legal culture of the people of Uzbekistan.

Aliheydar Rzayev, international observer (United Arab Emirates):

aliheydar_rzayev- I’ve heard and read about Uzbekistan. I was impressed by the activity of the country’s youth, her desire to be useful to society, people’s confidence in the future. These features are reflected in the course of the presidential elections.

Respect for the people of Uzbekistan to history, attention to the restoration and preservation of national values ​​and cultural monuments are to be commended. In this I learned during a visit to the city of Samarkand. Fascinated by this ancient and beautiful city.

Continuing development of the automotive industry, the transport sector and transport communications contributes to the economic potential of the country. Uzbekistan plays an important role in international trade relations, becoming one of the centers of business and logistics.

I am confident that the country will achieve a great future and prosperity.

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Haldun Yavash: “Presidential elections and the “Uzbek model” of development”

haldun_yavashOn the website of the Caspian Strategic Institute (Turkey) published an article of Secretary General of this analytical center Haldun Yavash titled “Presidential elections in Uzbekistan and the “Uzbek model” of development”.

haldun_yavash1It notes that in 2015 the republic’s independence 24 years old. During this period, the country implemented the “Uzbek model” of development, providing for the implementation of reforms and transformations. “To date, the country has successfully implemented political, social and economic reforms and as a priority for the coming period is defined gradual and consistent implementation of the principle “From a strong state – to a strong civil society”, – noted in article.

The article emphasizes that the election of the President of Uzbekistan, which took place March 29 this year, held in full compliance with the principles of openness and transparency. Four political parties nominated their candidates for the presidency.

The author notes that reforms implemented in the political and legal spheres, the accelerated development of the economy strengthens the confidence of the Uzbek people in the future. “A careful study of the reforms in Uzbekistan shows that the media has created a legal basis for freedom of information, media independence, increasing their role in democratization. In addition, country has also increased the role of civil society in the social sphere. Significantly increased their contribution to the provision of legal assistance, raising the political consciousness of citizens who work with young people and women, employment assistance and support vulnerable people”, – underlines publication.

However, Turkish expert says that development of social infrastructure and equipment of educational and health institutions are the priorities of the government of Uzbekistan. “As a result of the reforms the country’s economy has developed considerably. During the years of the country’s sovereignty, it has grown by almost 5 times. After independence, in order to produce products with high added value, in Uzbekistan, a number of new high-tech industries were created. As a result, modernization of production in the country put into operation in the automotive industry. Currently, Uzbekistan is one of the 35 countries of car manufacturers in the world. Along with the structural changes observed in the republic increased entrepreneurial activity. Income from small and medium-sized businesses for years of independence has increased from 10.6 to 52 percent. This is one of the highest rates in the CIS”, – says H.Yavash.

The author also notes that today Uzbekistan has reached a new stage of development. “Within the Republic of democratic reforms in all fields marked a turning point for the development of the country. In order to meet the needs of the Uzbek people, increasing employment, improving the political culture strengthened civil society in Uzbekistan with the direct support of the state. In addition, changes made in the Constitution and electoral laws of the country were important steps in building a democratic society. Given the fact that along with political and legal reforms in the country’s economy develops and improves the well-being of the people, we can assume that at the last presidential election the people once again supported to gain their trust and respect for the country’s leadership”, – concluded the author.

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President of Tajikistan congratulates Islam Karimov

President of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon sent a congratulation telegram to the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov with victory on presidential elections in Uzbekistan.

“Please accept my sincere congratulations on your re-election to the high office of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan,” – said in the congratulation.

“We received this news with satisfaction. Your re-election is an evidence of the high trust of the course, conducted under your wise guidance and direction to the comprehensive development of Uzbekistan, strengthening its potential and improving the well-being of its people,” Rahmon said.

Rahmon expressed hope that the Tajik-Uzbek friendship and neighborhood relations, which is important factor in ensuring security and stability in the region and the fundamental interests of our countries and peoples, will be enriched with new examples of fruitful cooperation. The Tajik side is determined to work with you to make all necessary efforts for this noble cause, the message reads.

President of Tajikistan expressed strong health and long life, as well as success to Islam Karimov at the post of the President of Uzbekistan.

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Chinese President congratulates Islam Karimov on reelection as president

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday sent a congratulatory message to incumbent Uzbek President Islam Karimov on his reelection as the head of state of the Central Asian nation.

Xi said that since Karimov took office, Uzbekistan has enjoyed political stability, economic development, and improvement of people’s livelihood, with continued promotion of the international status and influence of the country.

He voiced his belief that under the leadership of Karimov, Uzbekistan will make new and greater achievements in the cause of national development.

China and Uzbekistan are sincere good friends and partners of mutual-trust, he said, adding that bilateral relations have always maintained a sound momentum of development since the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries 23 years ago, with all-round promotion of mutual political trust, mutually-beneficial cooperation and strategic coordination.

Xi said he attaches great importance to the development of China-Uzbekistan relations, and expressed his willingness to join hands with Karimov to push forward the China-Uzbekistan strategic partnership toward operation at high levels, in the greater interest of the two countries and two peoples.

Earlier in the day, the Uzbek central election commission announced that preliminary results showed Karimov has won over 90 percent of the votes in the country’s presidential election.

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Putin congratulates Islam Karimov on his victory in Uzbekistan’s presidential election

President of Russia Vladimir Putin congratulated Islam Karimov on his victory in Uzbekistan’s presidential election.

The President noted in his message that election results confirm voters’ high level of support for Mr Karimov and recognition of his services in office as President and the results achieved in resolving Uzbekistan’s socioeconomic development tasks.

Mr Putin noted the big personal contribution Mr Karimov has made to strengthening the alliance and strategic partnership between the two countries and said he hopes to continue the dialogue and cooperation on developing all areas of bilateral relations and the constructive joint work on regional and international matters.

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UzLiDeP hosts meeting with observer from Azerbaijan

Executive Committee of Political Council of the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (UzLiDeP) hosted a meeting with international observer from Azerbaijan Ilgar Velizade.

During the meeting, Azeri observer received information on campaign on election of the President of Uzbekistan, in which the UzLiDeP participated in the campaign.

It was noted that all necessary conditions were created for voters to familiarize with the programme of the presidential candidates.

Ilgar Velizade highly rated electoral campaign on election of the President of Uzbekistan, the press service of the UzLiDeP said.

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CIS: Presidential elections in Uzbekistan were free and open

Presidential elections in Uzbekistan, which took place on 29 March, were free and open and meet commonly accepted democratic norms, the head of the CIS mission and the chairman of the CIS Executive Committee Sergey Lebedev said.

Lebedev said that the election fully comply with the Constitution and other legislation of Uzbekistan. They ensured right of citizens for freedom of expression.

The CIS mission chief said that the observers recorded some violations, but they were technical and did not impact to results of the elections. He said all conditions were created to ensure objective elections.

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Nazarbayev congratulates Islam Karimov with victory in elections

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulated Islam Karimov on his victory on the presidential elections, which were held on 29 March 2015.

Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the election results have demonstrated that Islam Karimov enjoys widespread public support for his well thought out policy aimed at Uzbekistan’s socio-economic development and strengthening of the country’s position in the international arena.

The Kazakh President expressed his confidence that under the leadership of Islam Karimov Uzbekistan will continue to follow the path of prosperity.

“I believe the fraternal relations between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan will further strengthen at the level of strategic partnership,” the telegram reads.

In conclusion, Nursultan Nazarbayev wished President of Uzbekistan good health and success in his responsible post, as well as peace and prosperity to the people of Uzbekistan.

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A WEB mission: elections in Uzbekistan were open

a_web_missionAn observation mission of the Association of World Election Bodies (A WEB) recorded no violations of the electoral legislation of Uzbekistan during the presidential elections.

Head of the mission and director of Department of planning of the A WEB Lee Jeong Hee said that the mission members visited seven polling stations in Tashkent and Samarkand and observed election process and vote counting.

He said that the elections were open and stable and the voters actively participated in the voting. The vote counting was open, transparent and operative.

The mission underlined there were no violations of the legislation during the election process. The mission noted that high political activeness of population.

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SCO: Presidential elections adhere to electoral legislation

SCO_PresidentialAn observation mission of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) stated that the presidential elections in Uzbekistan, which were held on 29 March, complied to the electoral legislation of Uzbekistan.

The mission said that its observers visited polling stations in Tashkent city, Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent regions. The mission received full information on candidates and their pre-election programme.

The SCO mission stated that it recorded no violation of regulation on use of mass media by candidates during agitation period.

The mission underlined high political activity of population. The mission said that the elections were held strictly with legislation of Uzbekistan. There were no complaints from people or political parties, it added.

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UzLiDeP holds meeting with chairperson of Latvian CEC

UzLiDeP_holds_meeting1Executive Committee of Political Council of the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (UzLiDeP) hosted a meeting with the chairperson of the Central Election Commission of Latvia Arnis Cimdars, who arrived in Uzbekistan to observe presidential elections.

Latvian guests received information on main directions of the activities of the UzLiDeP and its participation in the presidential election and main points of the pre-election of the programme of the candidate from the party.

It was noted that Uzbekistan created all necessary conditions for holding free, open and fair elections in the country.

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Election of the President of Uzbekistan took place in accordance with the laws and international standards

election_president1In our country election of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on March 29 was observed by around 300 representatives of foreign states and international organizations, reports Nationa Information Agency UzA.

Observers shared their views on the electoral system in Uzbekistan, preparations for the presidential elections, the voting process, the results implemented in our country large-scale reforms.

Dmitry Mezentsev, Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization:

– Our mission on election day from an early morning visited the polling stations in Tashkent. Seeing how active young voters and older people are expressing their will, we feel a special atmosphere of national unity and belonging to the fate of their homeland. The political activity of the population – a vivid indicator of success of the independent development of the country.

I wish the people of Uzbekistan further dynamic, consistent, confident and sustainable development. The will expressed by citizens of the country – is the foundation for new successes that will strengthen the position of Uzbekistan in the region, within the framework of international organizations, in particular, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Ali Abolhassani, head of the observer mission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Director of the OIC Political Department:

election_president- Observation of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan began polling station №471 in Tashkent. Seeing how active voters show up early, what their elation, I realized that they are deeply aware of their involvement in the fate of the country and its future. This indicates that in Uzbekistan firmly established democratic principles.

Witnessed a thorough preparation for the elections, to create a broad conditions and opportunities for free and active voting citizens. In short, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan took place at a high level, in a spirit of openness and transparency.

Constantly watching carried out large-scale reforms in Uzbekistan. I would like to emphasize consistently developing economy of Uzbekistan. Country achieves high economic performance, gaining the attention of the world community. Extensive reforms carried out in order to further democratization, development of civil society. We are encouraged by consistently developing cooperation between Uzbekistan and our organization. We – the supporters of further strengthening our relationships, the active implementation of projects in the field of economics.

Sergei Lebedev, Chairman of the Executive Committee – CIS Executive Secretary:

– As part of our mission – 72 representatives from the CIS countries. As a team leader to supervise the activities of polling stations in Tashkent and Jizakh regions, convinced that was conducted comprehensively over preparations for the elections. During interviews with the population without exception, voters expressed a unanimous opinion that they voted for peace and stability in the country, its further development. Indeed, Uzbekistan is moving towards sustainable development. Beautiful landscaped and all towns and villages. Particularly pleased with the changes and updates in Jizzakh. The city has changed beyond recognition. These changes are satisfied and representatives of the mission.

Held in Uzbekistan elections fully comply with accepted international standards. Extensive preparatory work carried out by election commissions, manifested in the fact that the vote took place at a high level.

Gao Yusheng, Ambassador of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

– I monitored the election process in many different countries, and compared them with the voting procedure in Uzbekistan has a definite advantage. In addition to the high-level organization of the elections and compliance with national and international law, I want to note the following. At each polling station was organized by the medical office. I have never seen in any other country. There are rooms of mother and child, where special people involved with the children while their parents vote.

It is noteworthy that for those who for health reasons could not come to the site, and the elderly ballot boxes were transported home. This made it possible for every citizen to realize their rights and in practice has proved how the state takes care of the older generation.

Carol Robertson Lopez, executive director of the Children’s Fund of New Mexico (USA):

– From early morning visit to the polling station №696 in Fergana. I was surprised voter turnout, especially elated youth. Election of the President were held in accordance with democratic requirements, and the voters to vote for those candidates who are most worthy.

I keep watching the ongoing reforms in Uzbekistan. In the country from year to year improved the electoral system. One of the most important factors in this is to create equal opportunities for candidates for election campaigning. This was confirmed by campaign materials in the media, a huge banner that were installed on the streets. It is noteworthy that paid special attention to young people, for the first time voting. Involving young people in political life is an important factor in strengthening stability in the country. Participate in the vote counting process observers from political parties nominated candidates, confirms that the elections were conducted openly and publicly.

Pierre-Emmanuel Thomann, Dr. European Institute for International Relations (Belgium):

– Every time I come to Uzbekistan, I discover something new. I’m happy that during this visit I saw the ancient Khorezm and fabulous Khiva. Khiva is the same as I had read about it in books – it is, indeed, the city-museum in the open air.

It should be noted excellent facilities polling stations. In any country I have not seen in areas equipped with mother and child room, a corner for the elderly. For me, it was a pleasant novelty.

Limb Jong-Myong, editor of the magazine “Diplomacy” (Republic of Korea):

– In Uzbekistan, the presidential elections held on the basis of equality, openness and transparency. Getting acquainted with the electoral laws of your country, make sure that it meets all democratic requirements. This is recognized by the world community. Reforms are implemented consistently and thoughtfully. That is why all areas of the country are developing dynamically and efficiently.

Kenichi Matsumoto, president of the Japan Organization for external technical assistance in the field of medical equipment (OMETA), chairman of the Foundation “Matsumoto”:

– To get acquainted with the process of voting at the polling station number 158 and other parts of Tashkent. All of them were equipped in accordance with democratic principles, voters were actively involved in this important political event.

It should be noted that there is no universal model of democracy, which should be implemented equally in all states. Each system will yield good results, if implemented, taking into account the interests, culture, traditions and customs of a particular nation, geographical and historical conditions of the country. Uzbekistan’s election system deserves special attention because it combines international standards, best practices of democratic states, traditions and values ​​of the Uzbek people. I think that the elections should be held in the same free, fair, open and transparent, orderly, peaceful and calm, as in Uzbekistan.

Everyone knows that Uzbekistan pays great attention to the education of physically strong and spiritually mature young generation. Along with the established in the country the necessary conditions to increase the intellectual potential of young people and their involvement in the study of foreign languages, full disclosure talent deserves special praise as extensive work to promote sports among boys and girls. I appreciate the efforts of Uzbekistan for the harmonious development of young people, which is the decisive force of tomorrow.

Kim Yong Gu, president of “Shindong Resources” (Republic of Korea):

– The electoral legislation of Uzbekistan fully meets international standards. Election of the President took place openly, publicly, in accordance with generally accepted democratic principles.

Having visited a number of polling stations, I was struck by the activity of citizens. Create a room mother and child, medical offices, indicating that the attention paid in Uzbekistan to public health, especially women and children, in other words, to the future of the country.

It is necessary to establish itself in the enviable Uzbekistan peace and tranquility, stability and harmony.

Michael Thomas, executive director of the company “Pathfinder Trade and Invest” (United Kingdom):

– Election of the President of Uzbekistan held in high spirits, on the basis of equality, openness, transparency and democracy.

As a result, a high-level organization of the elections, qualifications of members of precinct election commissions and their teamwork was not observed any cases that could result in complaints.

I would like to mention the country’s efforts to promote peace and stability in the region. Stable environment, peaceful and quiet life in Uzbekistan plays an important role in strengthening international cooperation and attracting foreign investment, which serve as the country’s economy. After all, business is booming, where there is peace and stability.

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Presidential Elections: Preliminary Results Announced

Briefing at the Republican Press CenterThe Republican press centre for the coverage of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a press conference for domestic and foreign mass media to announce preliminary results of the presidential elections.

According to the Chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) M.Abdusalomov, 29 March elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan was held openly in full compliance with the national electoral legislation and internationally accepted principles of international law.

The vote was attended by 18 million 942 thousand citizens, which is 91,08% of the total number of voters included in the lists. According to the article 35 of the Law on the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, it suggests that presidential elections are held.

The CEC did not receive any information from the places on violations of the electoral law.

“The high activity of the electorate speaks about the growing political activity of the citizens of Uzbekistan, who are clearly aware that the further development of the country depends on their decision,” said the Chairman of the CEC.

He also said that according to the preliminary results of the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan 17 million 122 thousand 577 citizens, or 90.39% of the total number of voters casted their votes for Islam Karimov. For Akmal Saidov voted 582 thousand 688 people, or 3.08% of voters, for Hotamjon Ketmonov – 552 thousand 309 people, or 2.92% of voters, for Narimon Umarov voted 389 thousand 24 people, or 2.05% of voters.

The briefing participants were informed that currently the CEC considering the protocols and other documents provided by district election commissions. In accordance with the Law on the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, all of them, if it will be necessary – also the papers of precinct election commissions will be again thoroughly checked up by the CEC. Only after that the CEC will decide on the outcome of the election.

In accordance with the national electoral legislation, the message about the results of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan will be published by the CEC in print no later than 10 days after the election day, that is, until 8 April 2015.

The journalists received answers to their questions.

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CEC Announced the Current Results of Voting

Posted on March 29, 2015

Our future will be more prosperousToday, at 8 pm Tashkent time, voting at the polling stations on the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan completed. The voting at the polling stations established at representative offices of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Europe and in the USA continues.

According to the preliminary data, more than 18 million 928 thousand voters took part in the elections, which is more than 91 percent of the total number of voters included in the lists.

These data were stated by the Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan M.Abdusalomov at the briefing for international observers, representatives of domestic and foreign media at the Republican press centre for the election coverage.

It was noted that the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan was held open and in a transparent manner in compliance with all international democratic norms and principles enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, laws on the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and on guarantees of electoral rights of citizens.

Currently, count of votes separately for each candidate being held at the polling stations. More than 35 thousand observers from political parties, international observers, representatives of mass media attending the counting of votes at the polling stations.

During the election, the Central Election Commission did not receive any information on violations of the electoral law.

Tomorrow, on 30 March, media briefing, which will announce the preliminary results of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, will take place. On the same day, international observer mission will also hold press conference.

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Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan: Voting Continues

Posted on March 29, 2015

Briefing at the Republican Press CenterElections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan: Voting Continues The voting on the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan continues at polling stations. More than 17 million 728 thousand citizens, 85.2 percent of the total number of voters included in the lists, have participated in the elections as of 5 pm (17.00) Tashkent time.

These data were announced during the regular briefing for international observers, representatives of domestic and foreign media at the national press centre for the elections coverage of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The Chairman of the Central Election Commission, in particular, reported that the voting process at the polling stations established at representative offices of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Indonesia and Thailand have already been completed.

The process of voting at polling stations established at representative offices of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan, India, as well as in Europe and neighbouring states continues.

The elections are being held in full compliance with the democratic principles enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Law on the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and other laws.

At the briefing, it was emphasized that by this time the Central Election Commission did not receive any information on violations of the electoral law.

The Central Election Commission will hold its next briefing at 10 pm Tashkent time.

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In IIMFCS held a meeting with international observers

In IIMFCS held a meeting with international observersIn the Independent institute for monitoring the formation of civil society (IIMFCS) held a meeting with international observers from the OSCE ODIHR Limited mission Inta Lase and Kristelle Meli, who came to observe the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

According to the nymphs, during the meeting the foreign experts expressed interest in the major activities of the Institute in the implementation of the system of monitoring of the formation of the foundations of civil society, enhancing political culture, justice, social and political activity of citizens.

They also discussed issues of cooperation between the Institute as part of its statutory tasks with public authorities, political parties, the media and other civil society institutions, as well as with foreign and international organizations.

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Voting continues: more than 85% already voted

Briefing at the Republican Press CenterAt the polling stations continues voting on elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. As of 17:00 Tashkent time it was attended by more than 17,728,000 people, accounting for 85,2% of the total number of voters included in the lists.

These figures were cited during the regular briefing for international observers, representatives of domestic and foreign media at the National Press Center on coverage of Presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Central Election Commission Chairman M. Abdusalomov in particular, said that the voting process at the polling stations established at representations of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Indonesia, Thailand and India have been completed.

The process of voting continues at polling stations established at the offices of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Egypt, Greece, Latvia, Turkey, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy , Poland, France, Switzerland, UK. Also opened polling stations at representations of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the United States.

Elections are held in full compliance with democratic principles enshrined in the Constitution, the Law “On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” and other laws.

At the moment, the Central Election Commission has received no reports of any violations of the electoral law.

The next briefing on the results of the voting will be held at 22:00 Tashkent time.

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Our future will be more prosperous

Our future will be more prosperousBukhara. Electoral district №326 located in the 3rd Karakul academic lyceum under the Bukhara State University. Here “Huzhalar” mahalla residents are voting. Chairman of the citizens’ assembly Kurbongul Halimova voted one of the first.

– This last three years in our territory was built 85 houses on standard projects – she says. – In these houses all the necessary conditions created. Transforming the face of the village houses – the result of ongoing in our country creative work in the interests of the person. We vote for that in the future creative work continued on a larger scale, the inhabitants of the village support ongoing social processes of renewal.

Students of lyceum, within the building of which located the polling station, take successful participation in national and international Olympiads. In January at the International Competition in Mathematics, held in Kazakhstan, two students of the Lyceum won silver and bronze medals. In February, three students were successfully held in Moscow at the All-Russian Open Programming Olympiad among schoolchildren.

– In Moscow, we took third place, – says one of our team members Abubakir Atoyev. – Our success – is the result of attention paid to education of young people, supporting talents and abilities of young people.

Members of the Lyceum team Abubakir Atoev, Ahror Jabborov, Shakhzoda Mustafoeva and another six students of Lyceum recently turned 18 years old. In the elections they voted for candidates they consider most worthy.

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In Egypt studying the electoral process in Uzbekistan

In Egypt studying the electoral process in UzbekistanIn the Diplomatic Club of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt held a “round table” on topic “Your Choice – great future of Uzbekistan”.

It was attended by representatives of think tanks, diplomatic corps accredited in Egypt, as well as activists of the Uzbek diaspora.

The participants were familiarized with the ongoing Central Election Company (CEC) of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the preparation and holding of presidential elections on an alternative basis, in accordance with national legislation and international standards.

The event provided detailed information on the country’s political parties nominated their candidates for the post of Head of State, the content of their election programs and carried out under the same conditions of the campaign.

It is noted that the monitoring of presidential elections in Uzbekistan will carry out more than 300 observers of international organizations (UN, OSCE, SCO and OIC), as well as representatives of foreign states, including five experts from Egypt.

Of particular interest to the participants information evening sparked a demonstration of documentaries dedicated to the celebration of Navruz in our country’s economic potential and investment opportunities in the country.

At the same time, in the hall of the Diplomatic Club was organized an information booth and a photo exhibition on the development of tourism in Uzbekistan, cultural, historical and spiritual heritage of our people.

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Kenichi Matsumoto: “Elections should be held freely, orderly, fair and peaceful as in Uzbekistan”

Kenichi MatsumotoKenichi Matsumoto, president of the Japanese Organization for medical external technical assistance in the field of medical equipment (OMETA), chairman of the Foundation “Matsumoto” (Japan):

– To get acquainted with the process of voting at a polling station №158 in Tashkent. Sites are equipped in accordance with democratic principles, the voters are actively involved in this important political event.

It should be noted that there is no universal model of democracy, which should be implemented equally in all states. Each system will yield good results, if implemented, taking into account the interests, culture, traditions and customs of a particular nation, geographical and historical conditions of the country. Uzbekistan’s election system deserves special attention because it combines international standards, best practices of democratic nations and traditions and values ​​of the Uzbek people. I think that the elections should be held in the same free, fair, open and transparent, orderly, peaceful and calm, as in Uzbekistan. After all, peace and harmony are the foundation of prosperity and well-being.

Everyone knows that Uzbekistan pays great attention to the education of physically strong and spiritually mature young generation. Along with the established in the country the necessary conditions to increase the intellectual potential of young people and their involvement in the study of foreign languages, full disclosure talent deserves special praise as extensive work to promote sports among young people. I appreciate the efforts of Uzbekistan for the harmonious development of young people, is the decisive force of tomorrow.

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CEC: More than 71% of voters already casted their votes

Preparation for the election of the President completingThe Republican press centre for the coverage of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a briefing for domestic and international observers, representatives of mass media.

 

The Chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) M.Abdusalomov noted that citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan demonstrate a high political activity. As of 1 pm (13.00), more than 14 million 900 thousand people from 20, 798, 52 persons included in the lists of voters attended the elections. It makes 71.6 percent of the total number of voters.

He pointed out that the elections are being carried out in full compliance with national electoral legislation that meets all international standards and it fixed by democratic principles of transparency, openness and fairness.

According to the norms of the electoral law, the precinct election commissions will organize polling for some voters, who can’t arrive at the polling place, in their place of residence.

About 300 observers from five international organizations taking part in the elections – the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (ODIHR OSCE), Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Shanghai Cooperation Organization, World Association of electoral bodies and Organization of the Islamic Cooperation, as well as 43 states.

In addition, more than 35 thousand observers from political parties that nominated candidates for the Presidency, representatives of the media are participating in the voting process.

By now, the chairman of the Central Election Commission did not receive any information on violations during the voting process.

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Photo-story: Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Photo-story_7Today at 06:00 in all 14 constituencies for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan 9015 polling stations opened. Also, 44 ​​polling stations opened their doors at offices of representations of our country abroad. According to the CEC, as of 13:00 from 20.798.052 persons included in the lists of voters in the voting was attended by over 14.9 million people, or 71.6 percent.

Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan will become an important stage further democratization of society, renovation and modernization of the country.

Uzbekistan’s independence has gained a lot of experience of preparation and holding of genuinely democratic elections. Create an effective legislative, regulatory and legal framework of elections. Electoral rights of citizens guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, laws “On guarantees of electoral rights of citizens”, “On the Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” and other legislative acts.

However, carried out continuous improvement of the electoral legislation aimed at further improving the national practice of organizing and conducting elections. Thus, in accordance with the amendments to Article 117 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan strengthened legal guarantees for the independence of the Central Election Commission as a constitutional body responsible for organizing and conducting elections, the basic principles of its activity – independence, legality, collegiality, openness, fairness.

In accordance with Article 117 of the Constitution and the Law “On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” elections held on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot. Preparing for this important social and political events conducted in accordance with the requirements of the national electoral legislation.

In the voter lists include the names of 20,798,052 citizens of our country, more than 10 million of them – young people aged up to 30 years.

In the framework of the Program substantive preparations for and conduct of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan election commissions at all levels carried out extensive work aimed at ensuring citizens’ voting rights. All polling stations are provided with the necessary means of communication, computer and office equipment, legal literature. voter lists posted for the public. In designated areas established for secret voting booths, ballot boxes. Also made for the vote on the seat of the voters who are unable to come to the polling station on election day.

In the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan involved four candidates – Hotamjon Ketmonov from the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, Akmal Saidov from the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan “Milly Tiklanish”, Islam Karimov from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan and Narimon Umarov from the Social Democratic Party “Adolat”.

Particular attention during the campaign paid to transparency and openness, an important role in ensuring that play an institution of observers and the media. Central Election Commission registered about 300 observers from 43 countries and five international organizations – the OSCE ODIHR, CIS, SCO, VAIO and the OIC, which monitor the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Among the observers – the leaders and members of national parliaments and electoral authorities, representatives of public organizations and the media, academics and politicians.

In covering the electoral process involved about a thousand representatives of local and foreign media.

Republican press center on election coverage provides them with operational information. There also will be a briefing on election day.

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Tomorrow will be even better

Tomorrow will be even betterFergana. At 947 polling stations in the region voting is continues.  All conditions to all registered on the area of about 2 million 343 thousand voters to exercise freely their constitutional duty.

In the village of Vodil Fergana region at a polling station №784 registered more than 2,900 voters. 19 of them voted for the first time. The first elders came to a vote.

– I’m 75 years old – says Fozil-ota Temirov. – Reigning in our country peace and quiet – our greatest wealth. For this we are immensely grateful. Election of the President will ensure that our future was even more prosperous.

In Sokh district, where more than 71 thousand inhabitants, created 27 polling stations.

At a polling station №436 in the village of Chashma continues vote. In this area in 2100 registered voters. The plot is fully equipped with the necessary machinery and equipment, legal literature.

Identify the members of the committee to visit the voters who can not come to the polls, they highlighted transport and portable ballot box, – the chairman of the precinct election commission Madaminzhon Abrorjonov. – Our voters are very active. He is well aware that they vote for our future.

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Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Hotamjon Ketmonov voted on elections

Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Hotamjon Ketmonov voted on electionsCandidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Hotamjon Ketmonov on March 29 voted at the polling station number 260 in Tashkent.

Кандидат в Президенты Республики Узбекистан Хотамжон Кетмонов проголосовал на выборах

In the years of independence in our country all the necessary conditions for citizens to exercise their right to vote. In Uzbekistan, the election turned into an important institute of democratic reforms and one of the main forms of direct participation of the people in the management of state and social affairs.

National Electoral system, established over the years of independence, has proved to be a reliable mechanism for open and transparent elections, striking result being implemented in our country democratic renewal. The combination of the advanced experience of developed countries in this area, and national traditions in our national electoral legislation provides free and open expression of the people.

Uzbekistan has achieved great success in the formation of a market economy, modernization in all spheres, the construction of a strong civil society. In our country pays special attention to the formation of an effective system to provide practical assistance to needy who need help citizens and persons with disabilities, pensions and social benefits. Large-scale reforms implemented in the way of building a democratic constitutional state in which a person, his interests are considered the highest value, are recognized throughout the world.

Elections and the President of Uzbekistan, carried out in accordance with international standards, based on the principles of multi-party system and opennes, are important for the future of our country. The active participation of voters in elections indicates their strong confidence in the future and a sense of belonging to a great future of our country.

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Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Narimon Umarov voted on elections

Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Narimon Umarov voted on electionsCandidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Social Democratic Party “Adolat” Narimon Umarov on March 29 voted at the polling station number 505 in Tashkent.

In the years of independence the country has created an electoral system, the relevant national legislation and international standards. This is important in the conduct of elections based on democratic principles such as openness, transparency and multi-party system. The future of the country and its further development depends on the conduct of elections in accordance with the highest democratic requirements and generally accepted international principles on the basis set out in our Basic Law provisions, voter turnout and choice.

Voters are actively involved in the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Citizen participation in elections is a form of not only the implementation of the constitutionally guaranteed rights of the Republic of Uzbekistan to elect and be elected, but also to perform their civic duty, the evidence of awareness of their responsibility for the future of the country and the destiny of the people.

Significant results in Uzbekistan give reforms implemented on the basis of democratic principles and to further improve the quality and standard of living of different social groups and segments of the population. Work on the rule of law and social justice, strengthen the economy, targeted training, the development of science further enhance the role of civil society is gaining wide acceptance throughout the world.

In order to ensure transparency and openness in the process of election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the country set up a single computer network that allows us to observe the voting process online and install the visual communication with all regions.

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Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Akmal Saidov voted on elections

Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Akmal Saidov voted on electionsCandidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan “Milly Tiklanish” Akmal Saidov on March 29 voted at the polling station number 93 in Tashkent.

In our country created a strong electoral legislation to ensure the rights and freedoms of citizens. The right of citizens to elect and be elected to representative bodies of state power constitutionally enshrined. Particular attention is paid to the improvement of the legal and political culture of the population, the consistent implementation of measures to conserve the rich national spiritual heritage, education of the younger generation of worthy successors of our great ancestors have filled our lives with new meaning and content. As a result of our comprehensive development compatriots who have independent thinking and solid citizenship, was brought up in the same spirit of young people are active in all areas.

Elections are an integral part of the democratic rule of law and a strong civil society, the basic form of the free will of the people, citizens’ participation in the management of the affairs of society and the state. The electoral system created in our country fosters the full realization of the most important political rights of citizens. This evidenced by active participation of voters in the presidential elections.

National legislation established that people are the only source of state power. The people of Uzbekistan are citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan regardless of their nationality.

The electoral process is conducted in accordance with international law, the principles of openness, a multiparty system, freedom, equality. Important in this become enshrined in the electoral legislation free participation of citizens in the electoral campaign and the secret ballot.

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Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov voted on elections

Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov voted on electionsCandidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on 29 March voted 644 th polling station in Tashkent.

In the years of independence our country has formed a national electoral system, guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Amendments made to the Basic law and the electoral laws to further improve the electoral system. The result is a perfect legal framework, which provides the holding of elections in full compliance with international democratic principles.

Worldwide recognized “Uzbek model” of development is a major factor in the comprehensive development of our country and improve the living standards of the population. The economy consistently modernized, the production of competitive products is expanding. Development of private property and entrepreneurship can increase the volume of modern goods and services, to provide employment. Improving soil fertility, turning farms into multi promotes the well-being of the people. Thanks prevails in our country to peace and stability, favorable investment environment is dynamically developing international cooperation.

Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan is an important political event in the life of our country. The people of Uzbekistan takes an active part in the voting. Each elector, freely expressing the his will vote for their well-being and of all people, peace and tranquility in the country, the great future of our country. Voting takes place in full compliance with national legislation and international standards on the basis of multi-party system, openness and fairness.

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Employees of the tax system to actively participate in elections

Photo-story_1According to the rating in 2014, our country in terms of doing business rose by 8 positions on taxation – 61 position up. According to the United Nations Development Programme, Uzbekistan in the last year among the ten leading countries in the implementation of reforms in the area of ​​facilitating business.

The tax rate on corporate income was reduced from 8 to 7.5 percent. In order to ensure the legalization of income paid to employees, reducing the tax burden on the wage fund rate of the single social payment for micro-, small businesses and farms decreased from 25 to 15 percent, the single tax rate for small businesses in the construction industry – from 6 to 5 percent. This contributes to the further development of entrepreneurship, increase the proportion of spheres in the formation of the gross domestic product. If in 2000 the figure was 31 percent, but today – more than 56 percent.

In the stable development of the economy of our country are important reforms of the tax system. This contributes to the efficient operation of the staff of the tax system, which, like all citizens of our country and take an active part in the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

– In the dynamic development of the country also contributes to every industry, every citizen – says a tax inspector of the Tashkent City State Tax Administration Shakhboz Gairatov. – This is evidenced by the huge successes of Uzbekistan in all spheres of society. Today’s active participation of our compatriots, representatives of all areas in the voting also contributes to this goal.

Currently expanding number of facilities created for taxpayers, which is about 60 interactive services covering all areas of taxation. These capabilities help to eliminate bureaucratic barriers, time and cost savings of the population and entrepreneurs, prevent red tape. All this forms the basis for the further development of our country.

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I am proud of being a citizen of Uzbekistan

 

I am proud of being a citizen of UzbekistanIt was not easy to achieve peace and tranquility prevailing in the country, as well as success in all areas, prosperous life of the people. The basis of this embodied sighted, fair policy reforms aimed at ensuring human rights and interests.

This year we will celebrate the 24th anniversary of independence of our country. Over the years, our country has been carried out on a huge scale work. In particular, special attention is paid to strengthening the legal and institutional framework for the health sector, the modernization of the medical system, the consistent application in all areas of health technology advanced world of medicine.

Implemented measures to expand the scope provided primary care and preventive care for people. In the field, built about three thousand rural medical centers and family clinics, which are equipped with new equipment and facilities. Its sequentially continuing work on the basis of the concept of “Healthy mother – healthy child”.

In the country from year to year growing amount of funds allocated from the state budget to improve the quality of medical care, strengthening the material-technical base of the health care system, the construction and equipping of medical facilities at international standards. In 2014, as part of the investment program for the construction and reconstruction of 137 facilities have been allocated 382.4 billion soums. The project “Health-3″ district medical associations is available modern medical equipment used in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

During medical and social reforms, carried out in recent years, were focused on promoting a healthy lifestyle among the population, raising it to the medical researches, early treatment of primary disease. At the initiative of the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan in these medical institutions with the participation of leading scientists and experts are organized in-depth medical examinations.

As a result of such events increases public confidence in health services. This is an important factor in the prevention of diseases, improve the health and longevity of our people.

Election of the President – an important political event of great importance for the consistent continuation of wide-ranging reforms aimed at ensuring the interests of the individual. Early this morning at the polling station number 541 Yunusobod district I voted for the candidate, who is considered worthy of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

At a polling station was lively. Looking at the happy faces of the people who deliver our youth respect and reverence for elders, my heart was filled with a sense of pride in the fact that I am a citizen of the country in which rules peace and tranquility, the atmosphere of mutual understanding and harmony.

Bakhtiyor Gafurov,

Head of neurology department at Tashkent institutef

or advanced training of physicians, professor  

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Andrei Hrienko: “All conditions created for voters and observers”

Andrei Hrienko_All conditions created for voters and observersRepresentatives of foreign countries and international organizations, who arrived in our country to observe the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, visited polling stations where they monitoring the voting process.

– Arriving early in the morning to the polling station №160 in Tashkent, I make sure that it is already full of voters – said General Director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies “Vector” Andrei Hrienko (Russia). – I was very impressed by active participation of citizens in elections. This indicates that they consider themselves to be implicated in the fate of the motherland. Voters are widely familiar with the election programs of the presidential candidates.

Preparations for the presidential election in Uzbekistan may serve as an example for others. All the necessary conditions created at the polling stations for the convenience of voters and observers is a clear confirmation of it. With this the right to a secret ballot is fully secured.

Uzbekistan – a dynamically developing country. Uzbekistan has chosen from the first years of independence own path of development – “Uzbek model” – which today gives significant results.

Reforms in social sectors, in particular education, implemented in Uzbekistan are noteworthy. As a result of the country’s continuing education system, created an effective mechanism for the training of specialists with deep knowledge and high skills. It should be the envy of graduates of professional colleges. Young people are not only gets two specialties, but also provides its pre-employment, which indicates more attention to young people in Uzbekistan. 

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Voted for the most worthy one

Voted for the most worthy oneTashkent region. From early morning, with the active participation of voters election of President of Uzbekistan started in Tashkent region.

At 872 formed in the polling stations registered more than 1 million 900 thousand voters. 12 thousand 187 young men and women will vote for the first time.

At the polling station №52 of Chirchik city all the necessary conditions created for this important political event at the highest organizational level. Information about the electoral law, the rights and responsibilities of voters posted in public places.

– In The city of Chirchik its expected participation of more than 113400 voters, at the same time 271 citizen will vote for the first time – says a member of the 10th Tashkent region election commission Batyr Kadyrov. – Residents of chemists city are actively involved in this event, which plays an important role in the life of the country relating to our future, our children of tomorrow.

To ensure voting of sick, disabled persons and persons with disabilities used portable ballot box.

– Living in one of the apartment buildings of Mahalla Feruz, Umar-ota Inamov this year will celebrate 69 years – says the chairman of the election precinct commission №135 of Chirchik city Said Ziyaev. – He’s limited in physical capabilities, so we created the conditions necessary for him to exercise hsi constitutional right at home. 

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Our voices will serve to development of the countryAli Abolhassani: “Elections are held at a high level, open and transparent” 

Representatives of foreign states and international organizations, who arrived in our country to observe the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, visited polling stations to monitor the process of voting.

– Observation of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan began polling station №471 in Tashkent, – said the head of the observer mission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the OIC Director of the Political Department Ali ABOLHASSANI. – Seeing how active voters show up early, what their elation, I realized that they are deeply aware of their involvement in the fate of the country and its future. This indicates that in Uzbekistan firmly established democratic principles.

I witnessed a thorough preparation for the elections, to create a broad conditions and opportunities for free and active voting citizens. In short, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a high-level, in a spirit of openness and transparency.

I constantly watching large-scale reforms carried out in Uzbekistan. I would like to emphasize consistently developing economy of Uzbekistan. Country achieves high economic performance, gaining the attention of the world community. Carried out extensive reforms in order to further democratization, development of civil society. We are encouraged by consistently developing cooperation between Uzbekistan and our organization. We – the supporters of further strengthening our relationships, the active implementation of projects in the field of economics. 

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Our voices will serve to development of the country

Our voices will serve to development of the countryIn our country, special attention is paid to the education of the younger generation with a thorough knowledge and broad outlook that can take responsibility for the fate and future of the country. In accordance with the Law “On Education”, National Program for training in our country is formed corresponding to the international standards of education.

 

Some of the modern educational institutions includes the Higher Military Customs Institute of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

As a result, the system attention paid to the training of qualified personnel, customs officers carry out effective activities to ensure economic security and protection of the interests of the state.

Professionals in the field and future customs officers also take an active part in an important event in the political life of our country.

– Election of the President determine the further development and future of the country – said the deputy chairman of the educated in the Higher Military Customs Institute PEC number 525 Bakhtiyor Abdurahimov. – It is understood by all citizens, especially young people. During the election campaign, along with a great preparation for the presidential election was held wide campaign.

– In our educational establishment has all the conditions for the exercise of voting rights guaranteed by law, – says the student of 4th course Victoria Shubina. – In response to this, we must make every effort for the sake of the welfare of the people and prosperity of the country. We are proud of the native Uzbekistan and glad that performed their civic duty by participating in elections organized in accordance with the highest democratic requirements. We are confident that our voice will serve to further the development and prosperity of the country.

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Presidential elections are valid

The Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan receives information online about the voting process, which began today at 6.00 a.m.

As of 10:00 am from 20,798,052 citizens of registered voters have already voted more than 36.55 percent of voters.

Thus, in accordance with Article 35 of the Law “On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” elections of President of Uzbekistan declared valid.

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An unforgettable day in my life

An unforgettable day in my lifeSamarkand. At a polling station №75 of the city in accordance with the procedure established by law and began the process of voting.

6.00 am. National anthem of the Republic of Uzbekistan has been played. Chairman of the Commission announced the start of voting.

Elders of mahalla named after Mirsaid Baraka have made first vote  who came to the polling station early in the morning and youth for the first time participating in elections.

– I Take part in the elections, the outcome of which depends on the bright future of our country and the future well-being of our people, – says 79-year-old Buri Salimov. – I watched the presidential candidates, got acquainted with their programs and voted for the candidate, who is considered the most worthy.

Student of academic lyceum №1 under Samarkand Agricultural Institute Zarnigor Yarkulova – one of the young voters. Today, having come to the polling station one of the first, she voted in favor of decent from her point of view of the candidate.

– I deeply realize that participation in the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan is a great honor and at the same time a huge responsibility – says Zarnigor. – Participating in the elections, I contributed to the definition of the development of our country for the next five years. March 29, 2015 will forever remain in my memory as an unforgettable day.

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Voting actively continues

Andijan. According to preliminary data provided by the 2nd Andijan district election commission, in all polling stations voting started at the same time.

The voting process was organized at a high level also at the polling station №314 of Marhamat district.

– On our site all the conditions for free voting voters – the chairman of the precinct election commission Avazbek Gafurov. – On our polling station registered 2,633 voters, they all take an active part in the presidential elections.

Elation of people who come to polls testifies to their increased legal culture, responsible attitude to the elections and involvement in the fate of the country.

– I’m more than 70 years old – said resident of the mahalla Bobohuroson veteran of labor Mirkomil Boymirzaev. – These elections are very different from the previous ones. Throughout a thorough preparation for this important political event. At the station received a ballot and went into the voting booth, cast his vote for the candidate whom I consider worthy.

Voting continues throughout the area.

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Chinese observer believe in success of presidential elections in Uzbekistan

Our correspondent in China talked with the executive director of the Center for Russian and Central Asian countries at Shanghai International Studies University Zhang Tszyli, who will monitor the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan as an international observer from China.

Congratulating the people of Uzbekistan on the spring holiday of Navruz, the source noted the critical importance of the upcoming political events – presidential elections – both for citizens of the republic, and foreign community.

– During the years of independence in order to the fullest implementation of the inalienable right of citizens to participate in managing the affairs of the state and society are created to meet basic democratic principles of the political system, a bicameral parliament acts on a professional basis, political parties are effectively functioning, which reflect the interests and political will of the electorate – he said. – In recent years, within the Constitution and laws of the republic have been made significant changes and additions, which serve as the legal basis for the further democratization of the legislative and executive branches of government, as well as the electoral system

All this, according to Zhang Tszyli is a clear reflection of the practical results of democratic changes and reforms in Uzbekistan to protect human rights and freedoms. The expert expressed his confidence in the success of the presidential elections, the results of which will contribute to further progress in all areas of the republic.

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Youth Vote for their Future

Voted for the most worthy oneIn our country brought up physically and spiritually healthy generation with deep thinking and strong beliefs. Young people live with a sense of belonging to the prosperity of the Motherland, the further improvement of the welfare of our people.

Boys and girls are actively involved in the large-scale reforms aimed at further deepening democratic reforms and formation of civil society in our country. Active participation of young people in the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan bears witness of growing their social activity and the strengthening of civilian positions, reports National Information Agency UzA.

Today, early in the morning, 17 polling stations located on the territory of students’ campus Yoshlik of the capital, opened their doors.

The polling station number 219 is located in the building of the Centre for spirituality and enlightenment at the Ministry of higher and secondary special education on the territory of students’ campus. The young people were one of the first came for voting to the festively decorated polling station. 3850 voters registered at this polling station, 2721 of them are young people.

“Presidential elections are an important socio-political event affecting the future of the country,” says the Chairman of the precinct election commission Botir Sodiqov. “Boys and girls, confident in the future with autonomous thinking and striving for a brighter future take an active part in the voting process”.

Participation of representatives of the young generation in the presidential elections is important in the formation of a democratic legal state, free civil society. Therefore, the Central Election Commission held round-table conferences with the participation of specialists in all regions of the country in order to familiarize young voters with the election legislation of our country, changes, processes related to the organization and conduct of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

“Among the activists of the Kamolot public youth movement, we have participated in the propaganda and explanatory activities organized at the educational institutions and mahallas,” says the student of the Tashkent State Technical University Temur Ikromov. “In the course of such projects like Youth ready for elections, Your vote matters, Today – student, tomorrow – voter, our knowledge about changes made to the national electoral legislation, preparation and conduct of elections further enriched. Today, like all my peers, I voted for a worthy candidate”.

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Voting Starts also in the Republic of Karakalpakstan

Voting Starts also in the Republic of KarakalpakstanNukus. From early morning, all 589 polling stations established in the Republic of Karakalpakstan are full of voters. In the voting lists included 1 million 159 thousand 795 voters, 6700 boys and girls voting for the first time and 30 voters who turned 100-year milestone, reports National Information Agency UzA.

29 March, 6 am. At the polling station number 14 of the city of Nukus, voting started. In this important political process involved representatives of political parties, observers and media personnel.

The national anthem of the Republic of Uzbekistan is played, voters are invited to vote.

“2702 voters registered at our polling station,” says the Chairman of the precinct election commission Sulton Muhammaddinov. “For 17 of voters who are not able to come to the polling station, voting will be held at home.”

The young people participating in the elections for the first time also expressed their opinions.

“I study at Nukus Professional College of information technologies,” says Guloyim Uterboyeva. “All the necessary conditions to get acquainted with the biographies, the electoral programs of the presidential candidates were created. I’m glad that voted for the candidate who I believe is worthy.”

About 20 nationalities live in peace and harmony in the mahalla where is situated this polling station.

“People of our mahalla friendly and always help each other, be it a wedding, holiday or other event,” the Chairman of citizens ‘ gathering mahalla number 5 “Khalqlar dustligi” Urkiya Tangirbergenova. “All residents actively participate in the presidential elections. And together with the observers we will deliver ballot boxes to the houses of the veterans Mariya Pak and Rimma Abdullayeva, who cannot come to the polling station.”

Voting continues at all polling stations in the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

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Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Starts

Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan StartsToday, 9016 polling stations at all 14 electoral districts for the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan opened at 6 am. In this election, 20 million 798 thousand 52 citizens of our country entered in the lists of voters, reports National Information Agency UzA.

Four candidates taking part in the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan – Hotamjon Ketmonov from the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, Akmal Saidov from the Milliy Tiklanish (National Revival) Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen of Uzbekistan – the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (UzLiDeP) and Narimon Umarov from the Social-democratic Party of Uzbekistan Adolat (Justice).

This year’s presidential elections are being held in qualitatively new socio-political and socio-economic conditions. The status of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan increased. Liability of physical and juridical persons involved in the electoral process, for the faithful observance of the law, the strict implementation of the decisions of the Central Electoral Commission strengthened.

A special attention during the campaigns was given to transparency and openness, an important role in which play an institution of observers and the media. The elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan will be observed by the representatives of Asia, Europe, Africa, America, and five international organizations – the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (ODIHR OSCE), Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Shanghai Cooperation Organization, World Association of electoral bodies and Organization of the Islamic Cooperation.

The electoral process is being widely reported by 430 representatives accredited by the CEC, as well as more than 550 representatives of domestic and foreign media accredited by the district election commissions.

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Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to be Held Today

Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to be Held TodayToday, 9016 polling stations at all 14 electoral districts for the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan will be open at 6 am, reports National Information Agency UzA.

The Presidential election will be another important stage in the further democratization of the society, as well as renewal and modernization of the country. The future development of our country, the pace of large-scale transformations in the socio-political, economic and other spheres depend on the choice that will make each voter.

During the years of independence, Uzbekistan has accumulated broad experience of ensuring the conduct of genuinely democratic elections that meet international electoral standards. Effective legislative, legal and regulatory framework for elections has been formed. Electoral rights of citizens guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, laws on Guarantees of electoral rights of citizens, on Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and other legislative acts.

However, continuous improvement of electoral legislation aimed at further improvement of national practices for the organization and conduct of elections being implemented. Thus, in accordance with the amendments to the article 117 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the legal guarantees of independence of the Central Election Commission strengthened as a constitutional body responsible for the organization and conduct of elections, the basic principles of its activities – independence, legitimacy, collective nature, openness and justice.

According to the article 117 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Law on elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, elections shall be held on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot. The preparation for this important socio-political event held pursuant to the requirements of the national electoral legislation.

In this election, 20 million 798 thousand 52 citizens of our country entered in the lists of voters, more than 10 million of them are young people under the age of 30 years.

In the framework of the Program of measures for the preparation and conduct of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the election commissions of all levels have conducted a lot of work aimed at ensuring the voting rights of citizens. All polling stations are provided with the necessary means of communication, computer and office equipment, legal literature. The lists of voters posted up for general information. Measures also were taken for the organization of voting at the place of residence for the citizens who are not able to come to the polling station.

In the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan registered four candidates – Hotamjon Ketmonov from the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, Akmal Saidov from the Milliy Tiklanish (National Revival) Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen of Uzbekistan – the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (UzLiDeP) and Narimon Umarov from the Social-democratic Party of Uzbekistan Adolat (Justice).

In accordance with the laws, presidential candidates and nominating political parties were given ample and equal rights in conducting the election campaign, meetings with voters, informing the public of their electoral programmes, including the use of media for this.

A special attention during the campaigns was given to transparency and openness, an important role in which play an institution of observers and the media. The Central Election Commission registered about 300 observers from Asia, Europe, Africa, America, and five international organizations – the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (ODIHR OSCE), Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Shanghai Cooperation Organization, World Association of electoral bodies and Organization of the Islamic Cooperation. Leaders and members of national parliaments and electoral authorities, representatives of public organizations and the media, scientists and politicians are among the observers.

Including OSCE ODIHR, CIS Executive Committee, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, World Association of electoral bodies and Organization of the Islamic Cooperation are observing the elections. More than 340 representatives of the local and foreign media accredited by the Central Election Commission are participating in the coverage of the election process.

The electoral process will be widely reported by 430 representatives accredited by the CEC, as well as more than 550 representatives of domestic and foreign media accredited by the district election commissions. All the activities of election commissions, including the meetings of the CEC were conducted openly, with the participation of journalists. The republican press-centre for election coverage provides their operational information. There will be briefings on the progress and preliminary results of the voting.

 

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Trustee of Islam Karimov from UzLiDeP met voters in Jizzakh region

The trustee of Islam Karimov, Chairman of the Jizzakh regional council of Trade Unions, member of the regional council of people’s deputies N. Pardaev met with voters in Zamin and Zarbdor districts. He familiarized participants with the biography and the election program of the candidate.

The program pointed out such important issues which should be in the center of attention such as elimination of barriers before private businesses, providing them freedom, the revision of state involvement in the economy, the implementation of structural reforms in agriculture and food security, to continue the implementation of localization programs to further improve the investment climate, employment and raise living standards. It was also emphasized the need to ensure employment, especially graduates of professional colleges, further enhance the level and quality of life of population.

During the meeting, director of the pedagogical college G. Hayitqulova, Imam of mosque “Isoxon ota” G. Uzbekov, director of Information Technology College Z. Mullajonov, Chairman of the regional fond Mahalla K. Abdurazzoqov and others noted that as a result of peace and stability is dynamically developing, rising living standards and worldviews of the people in our country.

It was emphasized that the process of preparation and conduct of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan is in full compliance with national legislation and international democratic principles.

The Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan is calling on the voters to make the right choice and vote for Islam Karimov!

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Briefing at the Republican Press Center

Briefing at the Republican Press CenterOn March 28, the Republican press center for coverage of the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a briefing for observers from international organizations and foreign governments, domestic and foreign journalists.

Central Election Commission’s (CEC) Chairman M. Abdusalomov informed participants of briefing on progress made in the preparation and conduct of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The briefing noted that the electoral campaign for the presidential elections held in the new socio-political and socio-economic conditions, significantly increased inter-party competition, political and civic activity of the population.

Uzbekistan’s legal basis of free and democratic elections established on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot is fully consistent with international electoral standards and provides a free expression of the rights guaranteed by the Constitution grazhdan.Izbiratelnye the Republic of Uzbekistan, laws “On guarantees of electoral rights of citizens”, “On Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” and other legal acts.

Organization and holding of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan carried out by the Central Election Commission, district and precinct election commissions. The activities of election commissions at all levels is based on the principles of independence, legality, collegiality, openness and fairness.

In accordance with the law was established 14 counties, more than 9,000 polling stations, including 44 polling stations at the offices of the Republic of Uzbekistan in foreign countries, formed the district and precinct election commissions.

Polling stations are provided with everything necessary – means of communication, computers and office equipment, legal literature. In specially designated areas are equipped with booths for secret voting, ballot boxes installed.

In the voter lists included the names of 20,798,052 citizens. All voters notified precinct election commissions of the time and place of voting.

Under the law of voters who can not be on election day at their place of residence, provided the right to vote in advance.

Much attention during the preparations for the elections was given to improving the legal knowledge of election commission members. For this purpose were held republican seminar-training for chairmen and secretaries of district election commissions, heads of territorial press centers, as well as the same event for members of precinct election commissions.

It is currently completing the period of the election campaign of candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Voters were given every opportunity to become familiar with the election programs, biographies of the candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan through the media or directly at election meetings of candidates with voters.

In order to improve the legal culture of voters and explaining the rules of the electoral law was published a series of pamphlets and created a number of television and radio commercials, dedicated to the organization and conduct of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan guarantees citizens’ electoral rights, the order of early voting, election day and fill in the electoral newsletter, participation of political parties, the media in elections and other issues suffrage.

At the briefing, it was emphasized that ensures openness and transparency of the electoral process. In accordance with the Law “On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” in all the preparations and conduct of elections, as well as polling stations on election day and vote counting at each polling station shall be entitled to participate in one observer of the political parties that nominated candidates President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, representatives of the press, television and radio, observers from other countries, international organizations and movements.

Central Election Commission registered about 300 observers from 43 countries and five international organizations – the OSCE ODIHR, CIS, SCO, OIC and AWEB that monitor presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan. District election commissions issued mandates more than 35 thousands of observers, representatives of four political parties, all the conditions for their activities.

In light of the electoral process involved about a thousand representatives of local and foreign media. To ensure their operational information created Republican press center for coverage of the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and territorial press centers at the district election commissions, where there are all necessary conditions for effective work of journalists.

Chairman of CEC said that on election day, March 29, at 13-00, 17-00 and 22-00 hours in the Republican press center will be a briefing to inform the public about the voting process.

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Zenonas Vaigauskas: the experience of organization of elections in Uzbekistan deserves a scrutiny

Observers from foreign states and international organizations are continuing to arrive in Uzbekistan in order to observe the presidential elections. Employees of the Republican press centre for the coverage of elections interested with opinions of observers, regarding the preparations for the upcoming socio-political event.

Zenonas Vaigauskas, Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission of Lithuania: 

“In a relatively short period of time this is my second visit to Uzbekistan. My previous visit, regarding the elections to the Legislative chamber of the Parliament has left many impressions. First of all, which stays in memory is the quality organization of the activities of election commissions of all levels, the professionalism of the staff of the polling stations, work on the preparation of electoral lists, informing of the population.

The remarkable thing for me was the inclusion in the local election commission of influential people from local government, as well as a large number of women. I want to express the hope that the upcoming elections will be held at the highest organizational level in accordance with national law and democratic norms and standards.

A characteristic feature of the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan is their openness and transparency. Evidence of this is ensuring equal rights and opportunities for each candidate in the election funding programs, speeches in the media and on television, publications, promotional materials, meetings with voters and other forms and methods of campaigning. Certainly, the experience of organizing elections in Uzbekistan deserves scrutiny, something will be used in our practice also.

The atmosphere of the elections is felt everywhere. On the way from the airport, I saw the election posters of all candidates, information about their biographies and election programs are posted everywhere. All this must incline the voters to the demonstration of high civic activity and coming to the polls, they will vote for the future of their country, its successful development with responsibility”.

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Jafar Siddiq: Uzbekistan makes a significant contribution to stability in the region

Jafar Siddiq_Uzbekistan makes a significant contribution to stability in the regionWell-known Indonesian writer, publicist, author of a book “Pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Imam Al-Bukhari” (2012) Jafar Siddiq arrived in Uzbekistan as an international observer for the presidential election.

Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Chirchik, Khorezm, Karakalpakstan – this is an incomplete list of regions and cities, which are visited by a famous guest in our country during this visit. Jafar Siddiq closely acquainted with the conditions created for voters and opportunities, exploring the socio-political situation in the country, the life of the Uzbek people. The impressions he shared with staff of the Republican press center for coverage of the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

“During each visit to Uzbekistan, I note the continuing evolution in the field of electoral legislation and the practical work on the organization of elections. This certainly indicates that the country is undergoing profound reform processes of society towards its further democratization.

As part of my visit, I went to regions, and saw the process of preparing for election day with my own eyes. I am pleased to note that it is organized in accordance with all international norms and standards. Arrangement of polling stations, as well as preparation of members of the CEC and district election commissions are also at the highest level.

My view was particularly struck by the presence at polling stations a special room for mother and child and medical offices equipped with the necessary equipment and supplies. Such an experience surely would be useful in Indonesia. When I return, I would definitely recommend this for implementation in the electoral practices.

In addition, I drew attention to the creation of equal conditions for each candidate. It is funding their campaign from the national budget and ensuring equal access to the publications in the media and television speeches.

Uzbekistan is a country whose development is successful, it is important not only for its citizens, but also for the whole Central Asia. Your country makes a significant contribution to stability in the region. Therefore, the role of the institution of the Presidency is very important in the case of well thought-out and balanced domestic and foreign policy, aimed at the development of the state and stability in the region. I hope that the forthcoming elections will once again demonstrate the high civil activity and wisdom of the people of Uzbekistan”.

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Elections in Uzbekistan will be Held at a High Organizational Level

Elections in Uzbekistan will be Held at a High Organizational LevelRepresentatives of international organizations and foreign states arrived in our country to observe the elections of the President of Uzbekistan, visited historical and cultural monuments of our country and praised the creative works carried out in the years of independence. Arriving in the ancient city of Samarkand, the observers shared their impressions with UzA reporters.

Ahmad Tarabik, Deputy Director of the Center for Asian Studies, Cairo University (Egypt): Ahmad Tarabik

“I have participated as an observer in the parliamentary elections held in Uzbekistan on 21 December 2014, and was impressed by their conduct on the basis of democratic principles. During the open election, your people voted for the most deserving candidates. After the elections, I expressed my opinion on this matter to the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and on my return to Egypt – to my countrymen.

Glad to have the opportunity to observe the election of the President of Uzbekistan, too. After reviewing the progress of the election campaign, the activities of district and precinct election commissions, I can confidently say that the March 29 elections will be held actively and at a high organizational level. For that, your country has the potential, and voters – high legal culture”.

 

 

Lugbauer HerbertLugbauer Herbert, President of the Austrian-Uzbek Friendship Society, Managing Director of the company Askin & Co (Austria): 

“Heard a lot about Samarkand and knew that this city is the center of high civilization and culture. I was amazed when I visited the city. Samarkand is much more beautiful than I imagined. Many historical monuments and places of interest surprised me. After receiving information about the history of the construction of these ancient structures, rare historic items stored in them, convinced how ancient and rich is the history of the Uzbek people. Above all, this cultural richness in its original form is transmitted from generation to generation.

I promised myself to come to this city one more time and see all the historical monuments. Today, we arrived in Samarkand by modern high-speed train Afrosiyob. This is a very convenient train with a high level of service”.

Laode Kamaluddin, Chairman of Rectors’ Forum of Indonesia: Laode Kamaluddin

“I appreciate the preparations for the presidential election being conducted in Uzbekistan. All the organizational works carried out on the basis of the established requirements. I have visited a number of polling stations created in Tashkent and Samarkand. They feature all the facilities and amenities. I was particularly interested in the mother and child room, medical room. This is a clear reflection of that human health, protection of motherhood and childhood, are one of the main directions of the state policy in your country”.

David Armstrong, Editor-in-Chief at Earth Times online magazine (Great Britain): 

“The preparations for the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan conducted in an orderly manner, in accordance with international standards.

Impressed the equal conditions and opportunities created for presidential candidates for the election campaign – one of the important processes of elections. Equal air time and print space provided for election campaigning through the mass media. Only this fact can evidence that the elections in Uzbekistan are carried out on the basis of international standards, respecting the principles of democracy.

The historical monuments and modern buildings of Samarkand are amazing and beautiful”.

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Azerbaijani media on the election of the President of Uzbekistan

Azerbaijani media on the election of the President of UzbekistanMass Media of Azerbaijan are closely monitoring the progress of preparations for the upcoming presidential elections in the country, scheduled for March 29 this year. Thus, the site of IA “Trend” and Day.az published materials informing readers about the opportunities provided for citizens of Uzbekistan in Baku vote in the presidential election, as well as the visit of the delegation of international observers from Azerbaijan.

According to news agency “Trend”, a delegation of the Central Election Commission (CEC), headed by its chairman Mazahir Panahov will observe the presidential elections in Uzbekistan. “In addition, in the short-term observation mission to Azerbaijan will include members of the Milli Mejlis (Parliament) Aydin Abbasov and Etibar Huseynov – the newspaper writes – Azerbaijani representatives will also work on the presidential elections in Uzbekistan in the framework of the CIS observation mission. As part of this mission accredited 72 observers from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the CIS Executive Committee”.

Day.az notes that the Uzbek Embassy in Baku on March 29 from 06:00 to 20:00 Baku time will open the polling station to vote. “To participate in the elections are only required personal presence and a valid passport of a citizen of Uzbekistan. To date, the consular register at the embassy is about 200 Uzbek citizens eligible to vote. All are invited to participate in the elections”, – emphasized in the article.

Finally, the material is reported that the election may vote those citizens who are temporarily in Azerbaijan (no staging to the consulate), for example, tourists, traveler, guests and others.

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Preparation for the election of the President completing

Preparation for the election of the President completingThe Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the participation of the chairmen and members of the district election commissions, observers from international organizations and foreign countries, representatives of political parties and the media held an enlarged online-meeting.

At it issues of monitoring the election campaign of candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan were addressed, as well as challenges in the implementation of the Programme of the substantive preparations for and conduct of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

It was noted that according to the electoral law during the election campaign the candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, political parties equal conditions, including the use of media opportunities.

Since February 14 this year, candidates for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to campaign aimed at making available to the voters and the general public of the provisions of their election programs and their approach on various issues of socio-political, socio-economic development of our country.

Candidates for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and their agents are meeting with voters in all constituencies, exercise performance in the media in the manner specified by the CEC by lot. In this case, the candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan independently determine the types, forms, methods and content of the materials election campaign in the media, it was stressed at the meeting.

Each candidate and political party effectively used for 900 minutes of airtime on central TV and radio channels “Uzbekistan” and “Yoshlar”, as well as 180 minutes on regional TV and radio channels. Campaign materials are also published in the newspapers “Xalq So’zi”, “Narodnoye slovo” and “Pravda vostoka”, in which each candidate allotted 10 bands, and in regional editions – 5 bands. Candidates for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan conduct his campaign in the pages of publications of political parties, the possibility of using the Internet-editions.

In the pre-election campaign funds are used effectively outside (outdoor) advertising. So, throughout Uzbekistan placed on 829 banners of candidates for President of Uzbekistan. In addition, candidates campaign videos daily and systematically demonstrated on electronic screens across the country.

As noted, during the past election campaign period was not recorded any violations of election laws.

During the meeting, members of the CEC also discussed preparations for the election day – March 29. With an emphasis on the need to comply with the requirements of the national electoral law, the principles of openness, transparency and fairness.

In the framework of the Program substantive preparations for and conduct of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan election commissions at all levels a lot of work aimed at ensuring citizens’ voting rights.

For the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan was formed more than 9 thousands polling stations, including 44 – with representations of the Republic of Uzbekistan in foreign countries. They were equipped with all the necessary equipment for the ballot. To the public posted voter lists. At each polling station, there is information about the candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Precinct election commissions carried out work on informing voters about the time and place of voting.

Through public and private channels Uzbekistan demonstrated television and radio information about the date of elections, TV shows and video on the order of early voting and election day, marking a ballot, and the work of polling stations on election day.

The coverage of the election campaign for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan involved more than 430 accredited by the CEC and some 550 accredited district election commissions representatives of domestic and foreign media. To provide them with all necessary information materials operates Republican press center for coverage of the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, similar press centers – at the district election commissions. It also organizes press conferences, briefings, seminars.

In order to improve the transparency and openness of the electoral process in Uzbekistan to create a connection to the Internet a single computer network that allows online monitor the voting process and install video with the regions of our country. On election day, the Central Election Commission will inform the public about the voting briefings to be held at the National Press Center on March 29.

During the extended meeting of the CEC members of district election commissions received detailed information on all the practical issues related to the organization and conduct of elections.

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Wayne Reed: “I am sure that upcoming presidential elections in Uzbekistan will be another important historical event”

Wayne ReedDuring the active preparation for the upcoming March 29 elections of the President of Uzbekistan Director of the Center for Monitoring and classification of reactions of polymers at Tulane University (USA) Wayne Reed gave an interview to the news agency “Jahon”:

– The first time I visited Uzbekistan in May 2014, when I was among the participants of the International conference in Samarkand “The historical legacy of scientists and thinkers of the medieval East, its role and importance for modern civilization”, and after my trip its made the warmest impressions about country.

During the visit, I saw a country rich in human and natural resources, I had intercourse with the Uzbek people, who are building a modern infrastructure, carefully preserving their heritage and identity. High-speed trains connecting the capital and the cities of Uzbekistan, automotive, mining, intensive agriculture and industry are one of the main indicators of economic development of modern Uzbekistan.

At the same time, I’m also sure that the manual of your country fully understands the key importance of the educational process and seeks to ensure a high level of education for both men and women, and youth. During the trip, I visited educational institutions, where studied various courses on economics, business, auto mechanics, electronics, and other relevant professional fields.

It is important to note the fact that for many years in Uzbekistan preserved political stability, the country is pursuing a peaceful foreign policy at both the regional and international levels. This particular importance is the presence of secular government and ensuring inter-religious and inter-ethnic tolerance in the country. Historically Uzbekistan served as a “bridge” between East and West, and very interesting to see that your country still continues to play the role of “modern bridge” between different cultures. This gives it a unique and privileged position in society of world cultures.

I was particularly struck by the cultural richness and diversity of Uzbekistan. I met with many people who speak Uzbek, Tajik, Russian, English and other languages. In addition, familiar with the luxurious musical and dance art with elements of the Far East, the Middle East, Arabic, Russian and American cultures.

Overall, I think a good example of Uzbekistan success even brighter future. I am confident that the upcoming presidential election, in which I have the honor to participate as an observer, will be another important historical event that can provide further political and socio-economic development in the coming years.

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UzLiDeP officials hold a meeting with international observers from Israel

UzLiDeP officials hold a meeting with international observers from IsraelRepresentatives of international organizations and foreign states, who arrived in Uzbekistan to observe the elections of the President of Uzbekistan continue to hold meetings with representatives of UzLiDeP.

One of such meetings of the UzLiDeP was held with international observers O.Fatahov (Israel).

The guest was acquainted with the development and current activity of UzLiDeP as well as he was informed about the party’s participation in the election campaign of 2015 and with pre-election program of the candidate.

During the meeting O.Fatahov noted that the results of his observations allow to confidently describing the election campaign as open and transparent in accordance with international standards.

At the end of the meeting O.Fatahovthanked UzLiDeP for the provided information and proposed to establish the further contacts between parties and entrepreneurs of Uzbekistan and Israel.

The meeting was held in a friendly atmosphere.

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SCO observer mission to start its activity on presidential elections

Meeting in Central Election CommissionThe observer mission from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), headed by the Secretary-General Dmitry Mezentsev arrived in Uzbekistan, in order to observe the presidential elections.

Today the Central Election Commission held a meeting with representatives of the mission. The CEC Chairman M. Abdusalomov familiarized the guests with the work done in the framework of the Program of measures for the preparation and conduct of presidential elections, reports uzreport.uz news portal.

During the meeting it was noted that all activities in the framework of the election campaign shall be held within the period specified in strict accordance with national legislation on elections. The preparation and holding of elections will be held in open and transparent manner with the participation of observers from international organizations and foreign states.

All candidates are given equal rights to the use of media opportunities, meetings with voters and other forms and methods of campaigning.

The process of early voting for those who for any reason will not be able to be at their place of residence on election day began on March 19.

The SCO Secretary-General Dmitry Mezentsev stressed that the mission of observers from the SCO comprised of 10 people – representing the member states of the SCO. The Mission observers operate autonomously and independently, guided by the principles of political neutrality, impartiality, are basing their decisions on personal observation and factual material.

Recall that the observer Mission from the organization during the monitoring of the preparation and conduct of the parliamentary elections of 2014 familiarized with the activity of 73 district election commissions, located in Tashkent and Tashkent region. Following the elections, the mission made the statement that the elections were transparent and democratic.

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Eckhard Priller: I am impressed by the powerful legislative foundation for ongoing reforms in Uzbekistan

Meeting in Central Election CommissionTashkent hosted a seminar on “The Role of NGOs in promoting civic activity of the population”, which became a platform for dialogue between representatives of NGOs of Uzbekistan and Germany.

The event was organized by the National Association of NGOs of Uzbekistan and the representative of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Uzbekistan, and was attended by leaders of the working group of the Federal network of civic engagement in Germany, the research fellow at the Berlin Science Centre for Social Research Eckhard Priller. He arrived in our country as an international observer for the presidential election, reports uzreport.uz information portal.

Mr. Priller kindly shared his impressions about Uzbekistan with the employees of the Republican press center for coverage of the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

This is not my first visit to Uzbekistan. As an expert on civil society, I am very impressed of powerful legislative foundation of ongoing in your country reforms. Unique in its content and meaning laws “On Social Partnership”, “On Environmental Protection”, “On the openness of public authorities and management”, “On public control in the Republic of Uzbekistan” demonstrates that Uzbekistan is on its own path of development. The norms of international standard in the legislation are realized with regard to the mentality and interests of people.

A greater emphasis in Germany in the field of civil society and its activity is oriented on citizen because a citizen is a key target for the development of the private sector.

In Uzbekistan, more attention is paid to the work of NGOs, and now, as a result, it is expected the activization of citizens in the process. Many states can learn from Uzbekistan such an integrated unique approach. We, the scientific community has already come to this conclusion, and we work hard to make it with regard to the interests and policies of Germany. My current visit has become an effective opportunity to discuss with colleagues, learn new, share and expand my knowledge. Information obtained during my visit to Uzbekistan will be in need in my further research.

In addition, I am very pleased to take part in the election monitoring process. Already at the exit of the airport, I saw many banners with the image of each candidate with the necessary information and slogans to exercise their right of choice until we had followed to the hotel. Then we received detailed information about what has been done in the framework of the campaign from the media, the ideas of each candidate, how active are meetings with the electorate.

Within my program I plan to visit regions, I think we’ll have effective work in the field. So far, I can conclude that the preparation for election day is organized by maintaining all the norms and standards, all polls are technically equipped, the work of the CEC staff and members of district election commissions is well organized. I think that this election will once again demonstrate the high civic activity of the people of Uzbekistan.

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CEC: No violations recorded during pre-election agitation period

Meeting in Central Election CommissionCentral Election Commission of Uzbekistan recorded no violation during pre-election agitation period, the press service of the body said.

The CEC noted that all candidates to the post of the President received equal conditions at pre-election agitation period.

The election body said that each candidate received 900 minutes of air time at central TV and radio stations and 180 minutes of regional TV and radio channels. They also received 10 pages of free space for publication of agitation materials at local newspapers.

The CEC said that the candidates to the post of the President had right to publish agitation materials in the newspapers of the parties and internet publications.

For the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in a timely manner were established 9058 polling stations, including 44 – at representatives of the Republic of Uzbekistan in foreign countries.

Polling stations are provided with all the necessary equipment for the ballot. Voter lists are posted for the public acquaintance. Each polling station has information on the candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Central Election Commission accredited 430 foreign and local journalists, while regional election commission accredited 500 foreign and local journalists, who will cover elections.

The presidential elections in Uzbekistan will be held on 29 March 2015. The Central Election Commission registered four candidates to the post of the President of Uzbekistan – from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal-Democratic Party of Uzbekistan – Islam Karimov, the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan – Hotamjon Ketmonov, the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan “Milly Tiklanish” – Akmal Saidov and the Social-democratic party “Adolat” – Narimon Umarov.

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Uzbek FM receives SCO Secretary-General

Uzbek_FM_receives_SCO_SecreMinister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov held negotiations with the Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Dmitry Mezentsev on 27 March 2015, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan said.

The SCO Secretary-General Dmitry Mezentsev arrived in Uzbekistan as a head of the SCO observation mission to observe presidential elections, scheduled to 29 March 2015.

During the meeting, the sides exchanged opinion on issues of further developing cooperation and discussed preparations to upcoming events of the SCO.

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Uzbek FM receives Executive Secretary of CIS

Uzbek_FM_receives_ExecutiveMinister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov met with the chairperson of the Executive Committee – Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Sergey Lebedev on 27 March 2015.

Sergey Lebedev arrived in Uzbekistan as a head of the CIS observation mission to observe presidential elections, which will be held on 29 March.

The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Sergey Lebedev informed the Uzbek minister on main points of the interim report of the CIS mission on observation over preparation and organization of the presidential elections in Uzbekistan.

The sides also exchanged opinion on issues of further developing cooperation within the CIS and discussed preparations to next session of the CIS bodies and other events within the organization.

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Sergey Lebedev meets with Uzbek CEC chief

sergey_lLebedevChairperson of the Central Elections Commission of Uzbekistan Mirzo-Ulugbek held a meeting with the head of the mission of observers from the CIS and chairperson of the Executive Committee – Executive Secretary of the CIS Sergey Lebedev.

The CIS observation mission started its work in Uzbekistan on 12 March 2015 to observe election of the President of Uzbekistan.

At the meeting, CEC chief briefed the guest on implementation of programme of main measures on preparing and holding elections of the President of Uzbekistan. The CIS official also received information on pre-election campaign, conducted by four presidential hopefuls. It was noted that all four candidates received equal opportunities to use mass media and hold meetings with the voters.

Sergey Lebedev said that the CIS observation mission includes 72 observers from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and CIS Executive Committee.

He said that opportunity to observe presidential elections in Uzbekistan, the CIS Executive Committee considers as high trust of the Uzbek side. He said that the observers have free access to polling stations and feel openness of all bodies.

Lebedev said that the mission will follow principles of objectiveness and respect international and national laws.

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UzLiDeP: A bright future under far-sighted guidance of Islam Karimov

UzLiDeP is for stability, peace and prosperityIn these days, the voters of Uzbekistan are on the eve of the most important dates in the political stage – the presidential elections on March 29, 2015 and in this connection UzLiDeP carried out active and wide-scale pre-election campaign in full compliance with the national election legislation and international democratic principles.

On the eve of the presidential elections the press service of UzLiDeP had a talk with activist of UzLiDeP, Head of the farm “Sharmgaz” in Kegeyli region of the Republic of Karakalpakstan Sh. Razzakov, who shared his view about the forthcoming elections and noted the following:

– When people talk about the current state of the farmers’ movement, I always remember the slogan “What we were and who we are”. 25 years ago in the agricultural sector of Uzbekistan had Soviet system with planned economy, administrative control system and monopoly of cotton production which destructively impacted on the economy, environment and gene pool of the population of Uzbekistan.

That is way, I am proud of cardinal changes implemented during the years of independence in agriculture. As the result farmers’ movement has become a major producer of agricultural products and the strong social and political force capable of taking responsibility for the further development of the agricultural and other related sectors and industries.

Therefore, the representatives of farmers’ movement have chosen the continuation of agricultural reform, which has always been in the focus of Islam Karimov. This choice is due to the fact that the candidate of UzLiDeP clearly sets the key issues and their solutions. In particular the continuation of the reform of agriculture, the continuation of irrigation and drainage works, improve the fertility and productivity of land, the introduction of most modern agricultural technologies, and development farmers’ movement to a new level.

In the upcoming March 29 presidential elections I like thousands of representatives of the agricultural sector will vote for Islam Karimov and for the continuation of current reforms aimed at economic development and further improving the welfare of population”.

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Observer from China holds talks at UzLiDeP

observer_from_chinaOn 26 March, the Executive Committee of Political Council UzLiDeP held a meeting with the Director International News Department Oriental Morning Post Wei Xing, who arrived in Uzbekistan to observe the presidential elections.

The guest was fully familiarized with the current UzLiDeP participation in the election campaign.

During the meeting it was noted that all activities in the framework of the election campaign shall be held within the period specified in strict accordance with national legislation on elections as well as it was underlined that all candidates are given equal rights to the use of media opportunities, meetings with voters and other forms and methods of campaigning

In his turn, Wei Xing highlighted the high level of organization of the presidential elections.

The meeting was held in a friendly atmosphere.

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Bekir Gunay: “Stability, harmony and peace are the result of verified policy of republic’s leadership”

bekir_gunay2On the eve of presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan Head of the Eurasian Institute of the University of Istanbul, an analyst at the Caspian Strategic Institute Bekir Gunay (Turkey) has kindly agreed to give an interview Agency “Jahon” on the ongoing socio-political and economic reforms in our country.

– After the independence of Uzbekistan to address the economic, political and social problems has taken a number of effective measures by which now has become a republic successfully developing democratic state.

bekir_gunayToday, it is also necessary to note that during the years of independence Uzbekistan implementing the “Uzbek model” of development, has successfully implemented reforms aimed at democratization and socio-economic development. Promotion of stable economy in Uzbekistan ensured stable and progressive changes in the political and legal system. This is clearly evident from the results of the parliamentary elections in 2014. The country has created the legal framework of basic democratic principles, provided the rights and freedoms of citizens.

It is known that they attended four official Party of Uzbekistan, achieved a significant level of political activity. The country has expanded the legal framework to enhance the role and influence of youth, women, and including non-governmental organizations on political processes.

Stability, harmony and peace reigning in Uzbekistan are the result of verified policy of republic’s leadership, to support the people and have a huge impact on regional policy. Against this background, in the deepening of democratic processes and dynamic socio-economic development of Uzbekistan, held presidential elections.

This is very important. Because the center of global power is now shifting towards Asia. Uzbekistan is located at the crossroads of important transport and energy flows. Success of political and economic reforms in your country are key factors in ensuring stability in Central Asia and in the world as a whole.

It should be noted that Uzbekistan, carrying out a balanced foreign policy that makes a significant contribution to the preservation of stability in the region.

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Uzbekistan – a dynamically developing country with a great future

Elections - an indicator of democratic reformsRepresentatives of foreign states and international organizations, who came to observe the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, shared their views with UzA correspondents on the development of our country, the results of economic and democratic reforms, reports National Information Agency Uza.

 

 

 

dario_citatiDario Citati, program director of “Eurasia”, Graduate Institute of Geopolitical Studies and Allied Sciences (Italy):

– Uzbekistan – dynamically developing state. This is clearly reflected in the steady growth of the gross domestic product.

Uzbekistan has a high tourist potential. When I first saw Tashkent, I was just amazed. Beautiful image of your capital, combining national traditions and the spirit of modernity, makes an unforgettable impression. And the ancient cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, its unique historical monuments, the beauty and grandeur conquer anyone.

On election day, I will observe the voting process in Khiva.

du_yanjunDu Yanjun, assistant of the president of the Academy of Contemporary International Relations (China):

– We are well aware that Uzbekistan pays special attention to women’s interests. I know that in the Constitution there is a separate article, which states that women and men have equal rights.

In your country all the more enhanced the status of women in society. They actively participate in important socio-economic and political processes. In doing so, we have seen once again at a meeting in the Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan.

Cooperation between China and Uzbekistan, risen to the level of strategic partnership, is developing in all directions. As a result, regular dialogue between leaders of the two countries, linking their relationship of mutual respect and trust, strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation between our peoples Chinese-Uzbek relations constantly and steadily expanded and enriched with new content.

Election of the President – is an important process that determines the future of the country, and not just for the next five years. The people of Uzbekistan, deeply conscious of it, showing civic activism. So I’m sure that on March 29, voters will actively vote for the country’s future.

Kyudzo Kato, archeologists (Japan):

kyudzo_kato- Uzbekistan achieves great success in all areas. Radically changing the face of towns and villages. Due to the large-scale creative and improvement work and grow the level of quality of life.

History of Uzbekistan is rich and unique. Your people have played an important role in the development of world science and culture. I was convinced during his many years of scientific research conducted in conjunction with the Uzbek scientists in such historical monuments as Dalvarzintepa, Koratepa. It deserves special praise that country preserving the rich cultural heritage of our great ancestors, historical monuments, honoring scientists who have made an enormous contribution to the development of civilization, the study of their scientific heritage is raised to the level of state policy.

Considering Uzbekistan as my second homeland, I am glad that I participate in such an important political event as the presidential elections, being an observer.

gerhard_birklGerhard Birkl, director of cultural and public company “Silk Road” (Germany):

– Personally convinced that based on the wise policy updates, gradually implemented in Uzbekistan effective reforms in the political, legal, social and economic spheres are yielding good results.

In 2013, our organization, together with the National Company “Uzbektourism” created a web site about the history and present of the customs and traditions of Uzbekistan, its towns and villages, national dishes. Working to further expand and strengthen our cooperation in this regard.

I have long wanted to take part in the celebration of Navruz in Uzbekistan. Happy that my dream finally came true.

With great admiration by the active youth of Uzbekistan in all spheres. They are deeply trained in modern technology have comprehensive knowledge, fluent in several languages. The country, which has such great wealth, of course – a great future.

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Trustee of UzLiDeP candidate Islam Karimov met voters in Navoi region

UzLiDeP is for stability, peace and prosperityTrustee of Islam Karimov holds meetings with voters in all regions and cities of Navoi. One of the meetings was organized at the palace of culture “Shirin” in Novoi city. The representatives of the public, members of local councils of people’s deputies, chairmen of the village and Makhalla assemblies of citizens, students and media were attended at the meeting.

During the meeting, candidate`s trustee I.Urokov, Chairman of regional Council of Farmers, member of Committee of the Senate of Oliy Majlis familiarized the participants with the biography and the pre-election program of the candidate.

The program identifies directions of development of our country. In particular, the consistent continuation of the ongoing reforms in all areas, gaining a worthy place among developed countries, further improving the welfare of the population, the structural transformation of the economy and increase its competitiveness, the revision of the level of government involvement in the economy and other spheres of activity, business development, entrepreneurship and farming movement , optimization of acreage and yield increase, expansion of localization programs, improvement of the investment climate and increased exports, employment, especially the employment of graduates of professional colleges, and sustained improvements in quality of life.

The meeting was addressed by Head of the regional center of mother and child screening M.Hamroeva, deputy of Navoi city council of people’s deputies A.Mirzaev, director of the private company “Shams Navoi” Sh. Jamolov and others who pointed out that during the years of independence our country achieved tremendous results in the socio-economic sphere, in the field of education, culture, sports, and others. In the country prevails the peace and tranquility, people live a prosperous life. They also underlined that the process of election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan is an important political event in our country, which takes place in a spirit of openness, transparency and equality, peace and prosperity.

The Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan calls on voters to vote for Islam Karimov!

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vladimir_churovVladimir Churov heads Russian observation delegation at election in Uzbekistan

A delegation of Central Election Commission of Russia led by its chairperson Vladimir Churov will participate at the presidential elections in Uzbekistan on 28-30 March 2015 as international observers.

The delegation will include Siybshah Shapiev, a member of the Central Election Commission of Russia, and Haydar Valiev, chairperson of the Central Election Commission of Bashkortostan.

Siybshah Shapiev will represent Russia in the mission of observers from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

The president elections in Uzbekistan will be held on 29 March 2015. The President of Uzbekistan will be elected for five years.

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SCO observation mission starts work in Uzbekistan

sco_observationA mission of observers from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) led by its Secretary-General Dmitry Mezentsev arrived in Uzbekistan to observe presidential elections in Uzbekistan.

Chairperson of the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan Mirzo-Ulugbek Abdusalamov met with the mission and presented information on carried out work within preparations to the presidential elections in Uzbekistan.

It was noted that all measures were carried out in line with the legislation on election. The measures on preparation and holding of the elections of the President of Uzbekistan were open and transparent. The observers from international organizations and foreign states are monitoring election process.

The pre-election agitation campaign of four candidates to the post of the President of Uzbekistan will be completed soon. Trustees of the candidates are holding meetings with the voters. The candidates received equal opportunity to use mass media outlets, meet voters and other forms of agitation.

On 19 March, the voters, who cannot vote on 29 March, started to cast their votes to polling stations.

SCO Secretary-General Dmitry Mezentsev said that the SCO mission includes 10 members. The mission will carry out their activities independently and based on principles of political neutrality and objectiveness.

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UzLiDeP holds meeting with observer from India

uzLiDeP_holds_meetingUzLiDeP office in Tashkent hosted a meeting with the international observer from India, Coordinator of the section for external relations of the ruling party of India “Bharatya Janata” Vijay Jolly.

During the meeting, he was fully informed about the party’s participation in the election campaign of 2015 which pass openly and publicly in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

For his part, Vijay Jolly highly appreciated the election campaign having noted its preparation based on the principles of openness and transparency

The meeting was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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Meeting of trustee of Islam Karimov with voters in Tashkent city

meeting_trusteeThe trustees of Islam Karimov, a presidential candidate from UzLiDeP, are meeting with voters across Uzbekistan, including in Tashkent city.

The trustee of Islam Karimov, Hero of Uzbekistan, and Chairman of the Committee of the Senate of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan on science, education, culture and sport Z. Nizomhodjaev met with voters of Mirzo-Ulugbek and Chilanzar districts and where he familiarized the participants with the biography and the election program of the candidate.

The election program identifies ten key areas of strategic goals. In particular, the further deepening of economic reforms, the consistent improvement of the quality and standard of living of the population, the strengthening of peace and stability in our country. Paying particular attention to the introduction of modern technologies in the industry and the creation of new industrial enterprises, further development of the sphere of private property and entrepreneurship, the revision of state involvement in the economy, optimization of acreage and increase productivity, expand farmers’ movement, further improving the investment climate, improving the localization program and increase exports, employment of population, especially the employment of graduates of professional college and gradually raising in the level and quality of people’s life.

During the meetings, Deputy of Tashkent city Council of People’s Deputies, E. Iskandarov, member of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis A.Shin, businessman M. Abdullaev and others noted that our country has been developing radically, the outlook and way of life of the people is changing, which are an important factor in the peace and tranquility that prevails in Uzbekistan.

The Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan calls on the voters to vote for the candidate for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan – Islam Karimov!

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Briefing in Malaysia

Briefing in MalaysiaIn Kuala Lumpur, held a briefing for representatives of political and expert-analytical circles of Malaysia, who will observe the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, scheduled for March 29, 2015.

The meeting participants were familiarized with the preparatory processes associated with the upcoming political events. They were provided with detailed information about the candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and their electoral programs carried out in the country during the campaign. Briefing on the results of some of the participants gave interview to Information Agency “Jahon”.

Datuk Mohd Hashim AbdullahDatuk Mohd Hashim Abdullah, Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Malaysia: 

– I look forward to trip to Uzbekistan to observe the presidential election.

I am sure that this important political event will be held at a high level in accordance with recognized international legal norms and democratic standards.

 

 

Ahmad bin Ibrahim TaibAhmad bin Ibrahim Taib, the director of the Election Commission of the State of Perlis Malaysia: 

– I am familiar with Uzbekistan and its rich historical and cultural heritage.

As part of the monitoring of the elections, I intend to study in detail the experience of your country’s democratic reforms according to national circumstances and global best practices.

Binary University President Joseph Adaykalam: 

– Presidential elections are another important step towards the further deepening of democratic reforms in Uzbekistan. During the years of independence, the country as a result of progressive, incremental reforms created meets the highest democratic requirements and international standards of electoral system that provides the right of everyone to freely elect and be elected to representative bodies of state power.

Max SeiMax Sei, vice president of the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute: 

– The campaign for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan held actively, in the spirit of healthy competition. This, of course, is a credit to the Central Election Commission, which provided all the candidates for the highest office equal opportunities for election campaigning.

There is no doubt that the voting process will be held in a spirit of openness, transparency and fairness, as well as active participation of citizens.

 

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UzLiDeP is for stability, peace and prosperity

UzLiDeP is for stability, peace and prosperityThe presidential elections in Uzbekistan will be held on 29 March and the voters should make their choices, casting vote to one of four candidates.

UzLiDeP said that it carried out active and wide-scale pre-election campaign in line with generally accepted international and national electoral rights.

Bahirjan Turdaliev, a member of UzLiDeP and private entrepreneur from Ferghana region, said he studied the programme of the candidate to the post of the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, which differs with its deep reasoning, and takes into account all factors and includes steps on achieving the goals.

He said that he chose the programme of Islam Karimov due to successful wide-scale reforms in Uzbekistan proved fairness of evolution approach to independent development, which was called as the Uzbek model of development in the world.

He said that he will make his choice in favour of Islam Karimov, who turned Uzbekistan into dynamic and steadily developing country.

As thousands of businessmen in Uzbekistan, Bahirjan Turdaliev said that he will vote for policy for eliminating barriers and providing full freedom to the development of private property and entrepreneurship, as determined in the programme of Islam Karimov. He said that stable economic growth and perspectives of Uzbekistan, quality of life of population depends from this.

He said that it is important to review and simplify mechanism of access of private businesses to raw materials and raise role of courts in protection of rights of private proprietors. He added that the programme of Islam Karimov also envisages measures on decreasing tax burden and creating additional guarantees to businesses.

He said that UzLiDeP is sure that Uzbekistan will continue carry out reforms directed at further modernizing country under guidance of Islam Karimov.

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In Turkey about presidential elections

In Turkey about presidential electionsLately in the popular Turkish Cihan information resource was posted article on the presidential elections in our country.

“Just a few days left before the election of the President of Uzbekistan, to be held on March 29 this year – said the Turkish media. – Four candidates, including actual President Islam Karimov, will take part in them. Coming to an end preparatory work. Presidential candidates before elections are held the last meeting with voters in the province of the country. The winning candidate in the elections on March 29 lead the country for 7 years”.

It is reported that applicants for the post of Head of State represented by four political parties of the country. “He who has 75 deputies on the results of the parliamentary elections held on December 21 last year, the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party nominated Islam Karimov. The candidate of the Democratic Party “Milly Tiklanish” has 36 deputies in the parliament, is Akmal Saidov, the People’s Democratic Party, which has 27 seats in parliament – Hotamjan Ketmanov, the Social Democratic Party “Adolat” (20) – Nariman Umarov.

The presidential election will see many foreign observers and journalists. Voting at the polling stations will begin at 06:00 am and will end at 20:00. Voters will vote in more than 9 thousand polling stations, including organized in 44 countries”, – informs the Turkish Cihan.

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Elections – an indicator of democratic reforms

Elections - an indicator of democratic reformsIn our country continue to come representatives of foreign states and international organizations to participate in the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan as observers. Correspondent of National Information Agency UzA inquired about opinion of some of them on the process of the election campaign, as well as ongoing large-scale reforms in Uzbekistan.

Pierre-Emmanuel Thomann, Director of Geopolitical Studies of the European Institute of International Relations (Belgium): 

– In the electoral legislation of Uzbekistan harmoniously combines the best principles of international electoral law and the norms dictated by the peculiarities of the country. The results of this policy can be seen in the dynamic development in all spheres of society, the modernization of the country.

Particular attention is drawn to the high level of all phases of the election campaign, voter turnout. On election day, the President of Uzbekistan we are planning to visit polling stations of Khorezm region. It is very interesting to see how the vote is going in remote settlements.

Zhao Huashen, director of the Center for Russian and Central Asian and SCO Studies Center at Fudan University (China): 

– National electoral system allows voters Uzbekistan countries to fully realize their constitutional rights. The Central Election Commission successfully copes with the organization of all stages of the campaign.

Witnessed the election campaign, which presidential candidates are actively engaged in the media. At the national and regional print media as well as on television and radio to provide detailed information about their election programs. This will allow the citizens of Uzbekistan make the right choice.

Hrienko Andrey, CEO of the International Institute for Strategic Studies “Vector” (Russia): 

– High turnout at the polls, the activity of the citizens of Uzbekistan, a large number of international and local observers in the December 2014 parliamentary election was a clear indicator of the success of democratic reforms in Uzbekistan. I am confident that the upcoming presidential elections will be held at the same high level.

I closely watch the progress of the election campaign presidential candidates. Each of the four candidates made his deeply thoughtful suggestions and ideas for further development of the state and society. This enables the citizens of the country on election day to make the right and freedom to choose.

 

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Briefing in Jeddah

Briefing in JeddahIn consulate General of the country in the city of Jeddah took place a briefing with representatives from print and electronic media in Saudi Arabia.

The event was presented detailed information on the preparations for the election of the President of Uzbekistan, particularly the national electoral legislation, as well as, provide opportunities for all candidates for the post of Head of State.

As noted at the briefing, all the political parties of the country – the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party, People’s Democratic Party, the Democratic Party “Milly Tiklanish”, Social Democratic Party “Adolat” actively participate in the electoral process.

Special attention of participants information evening was focused on participation in important political event of a large number of observers from reputable international and regional organizations, as well as foreign countries.

Speaking during a briefing analysts and journalists of Saudi media were unanimous in the opinion that Uzbekistan attaches great importance to ensuring the necessary conditions for the conduct of free, democratic and fair elections.

Among the participants were distributed informational materials about the upcoming presidential elections, educated overseas polling stations and active propaganda work of candidates for the post of Head of State.

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Candidate’s trustee of Islam Karimov meets voters in Kokand city

Candidate’s trustee of Islam Karimov meets voters in Kokand cityAt the music and art school № 7 in Kokand city the trustee of Islam Karimov, Chairwoman of the union of writers in Ferghana region E.Siddikova held meeting with voters. The representatives of the public, members of local councils of people’s deputies, chairmen of the village and makhalla assemblies of citizens, students and media participated at the meeting.

The meeting was opened by executive secretary of the 11rd Ferghana district election commission on elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan T. Tajiev.

During the meeting, E.Siddikova familiarized participants with the biography and the election program of the candidate.

The program outlines important issues such as consistent continuation held in our country large-scale economic and political reforms, support and development of small business and private entrepreneurship as one of the important pillars of our prosperous life, a review of state involvement in the economy, the continuation of the reform of agriculture, amelioration and crop improvement of land, development of farmers ‘ movement, the implementation and production of high technology, further improving the investment climate, rising living standards and welfare of the people.

During the meeting, veteran of labor Y. Qayumov, a member of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sh. Yuldashev, teacher of college A.Akhmedova and others noted that in our country in the years of independence achieved tremendous progress that the support of the candidate in the election of Islam Karimov will be an important guarantor of continuation of the work in this direction, the implementation of reforms aimed at economic development, further improving the welfare of the people.

The Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan calls on the voters to vote for Islam Karimov!

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Echo Świdwina on presidential elections in Uzbekistan

echo_swidwinaIn the Polish newspaper Echo Świdwina published detailed article by Professor Joanna Marszalek-Cava under the heading “Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, dedicated to the forthcoming election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The publication notes that the most important political event in the modern history of Uzbekistan are the current presidential elections scheduled for March 29 this year.

“Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan carried out by citizens on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot. In the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regions and Tashkent, the capital formed 14 constituencies for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, formed the district election commission. Set up 9058 polling stations, 44 of which – at representations of the Republic of Uzbekistan in foreign countries, including the Embassy of our country in Poland”, – reports Echo Świdwina.

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At the same time informed that the Central Election Commission registered four candidates for the presidency – it’s Islam Karimov from the Movement of entrepreneurs and business people, “The Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan”, Hotamjon Ketmonov from the “People’s Democratic Party”, Akmal Saidov from the party “Milly Tiklanish”, Narimon Umarov and the party “Adolat”.

However, according to the Polish edition, in order to ensure transparency and openness of the electoral process by the CEC Uzbekistan signed bilateral agreements covering the preparation and conduct of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the National TV and Radio Company of Uzbekistan, the National Information Agency of Uzbekistan and Information Agency “Jahon”.

“Presidential candidate law also granted an equal right to hold meetings with voters. There is ensured openness and transparency of the whole process of elections. Important role in strengthening these processes designed to international observers and specialized missions organizations such as the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. In a group of observers of the presidential elections also included two Polish experts – Professor Tadeush Bodio and Dr. Adam Marshalek of Torun, – notes Polish newspaper.

Note that periodic weekly Echo Świdwina distributed to heads of ministries and departments of the Polish government.

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Telecast on TRT-Avaz about Uzbekistan

telecast_trtAt the international channel TRT-Avaz (Turkey) took place a 30-minute television program devoted to Uzbekistan.

telecast_trt1During it information about Uzbekistan was provided, achievements of the country’s independence in the political and economic spheres, the reforms undertaken in the politico-legal and electoral systems.

Viewers attention was drawn to the upcoming presidential elections in Uzbekistan, as well as the results of the parliamentary elections. Noted the positive development of a democratic election system that meets all modern international democratic standards.

telecast_trt2Importance was given to the achievements of our country in the field of education, the measures taken in the social policy to improve the welfare of citizens and create conditions for the harmonious development of the younger generation, the state program in 2015 – “The Year of attention and care for the senior generation”.

The transfer was accompanied by videos on the preparations for the upcoming presidential elections and the celebration of “Navruz” in Uzbekistan.

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People Started Early Voting

In accordance with the electoral legislation of Uzbekistan, voters who cannot come to the polling station on the polling day may vote in advance. For this purpose, the elector applies to the precinct election commission with a statement specifying the reasons for the absence on the day of election, receives the ballot and makes his choice.

Rahbar Qodirova living in Afrosiyob mahalla in the city of Samarkand, taking advantage of this opportunity, took part in the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan ahead of time and gave her vote for the most worthy candidate.

“I am happy that in the Year of Care for the Senior Generation, I had the opportunity to perform Holy Umrah pilgrimage,” she says. “On the polling day, I will be away. That’s why, having heard about the possibility of early voting, appealed to the 20th precinct election commission. Reading my request, they gave me a ballot. In the polling booth, I gave my vote for the most worthy candidate. So, using my constitutional right voted for the bright future of my Motherland, prosperous life of our people.”

According to the information received from the 7th Samarkand district election commission, on elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, all the necessary conditions for early voting of voters have been created in all polling stations of the region. By now, more than 200 voters took part in the elections in advance.

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International observers in Samarkand

Newly arrived foreign observers started their workRepresentatives of international organizations and foreign countries who came to our country to observe the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, get acquainted with the process of preparation for the elections in the Samarkand region.

In the 7th Samarkand constituency for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a meeting with Chairman of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Latvia Arnis Tsimdars.

Chairman of the district election commission Ya.Allayorov told the guest about the course of the election campaign for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the district, the work of the district election commission. On educated in 957 polling stations set up all the necessary conditions for voting electorate. Currently, some voters are determined by national law the right of early voting. Trusted representatives of the candidates for President of Uzbekistan continues campaigning. To do this, all candidates equal opportunities and conditions.

Chairman of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Latvia Arnis Tsimdars noted that a thorough preparation for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, a system of national electoral legislation in line with international norms and principles.

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Monitoring Group under the leadership of Executive Director of the Japan Institute for the Study of Central Asia and the Caucasus Tetsuji Tanaka visited a number of polling stations in the city of Samarkand and familiarized with the process of preparation for the elections.

The guests were told that at the polling station №10 will vote more than three thousand voters living in the mahallas Geophysics and Kurgoncha, there all the conditions and possibilities are created.

International observers inspected the equipment room mother and child, medical office on the sites received answers to questions about the work of election commissions.

– During the familiarization with the activity of precinct election commissions, we made sure that all activities are conducted in accordance with the requirements of the law, at the highest organizational level – said Tetsuji Tanaka. – Announced the voter lists. Deserves special attention drawing up separate lists of voters who will take part in the vote, and those who will vote at home. The rooms of mother and child, medical offices of polling stations all conditions. In short, the plots are ready for the elections. It is a testament to the effective operation of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan and local election commissions.

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Jassim Eissa Al Mutawa: “The people of Uzbekistan will choose the most worthy candidate”

jassmin_essaUzbekistan is waiting for an important socio-political event – the election of the President of the country. This issue was discussed during the interview of IA “Jahon” with the Coordinator of Relations with CIS countries at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UAE) Jassim Eissa Al Mutawa.

jassim_essa- I have visited your wonderful country several times, – he said. – I am very familiar with the historical heritage, architectural and cultural sights of the country. Your hospitable people, its rich traditions and values have made indelible impression on me and left the warmest memories.

Today Uzbekistan as a dynamically developing country, plays a key role in Central Asia. In this regard, the upcoming presidential elections in the country, which will be held in the coming days, is of great interest for the international community.

I am sure that the voting process will be held strictly in accordance with national law and generally accepted international norms. I have no doubt that the citizens of Uzbekistan will make the right choice in favor of the most worthy candidate who will provide further sustainable development of the economy, the deepening of democratic reforms and the welfare of the people.

I take this opportunity to urge our Uzbek partners more actively participate in joint projects and develop business relationships with entrepreneurs of UAE.

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International Observers Visited Surkhandarya Region

international_observers1Observer mission headed by the executive director of Central Asia and Caucasus Research Institute (Japan) Tetsuji Tanaka, who arrived in our country to oversee5c (3).jpg the preparations and conduct of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, visited Surkhandarya region.

According to the Uzbekistan National News Agency, 708 polling stations have been created in the region and all of them equipped according to the requirements. They have rooms for mother and child, medical offices. The polling stations located in remote areas which are difficult of access, also provided with modern means of communication, computer and other technologies, literature and manuals on electoral legislation.

In preparation for the elections, special attention is given to raising the legal culture of the members of precinct election commissions, heads of relevant organizations, institutions and enterprises, as well as voters. Training seminars and discussions on a broad explanation of the legal framework of elections were held.

Meetings with the candidates for the President of Uzbekistan organized at a high level. Currently, meetings of voters continue with electioneering agents.

tetsuji_tanakaInternational observers visited polling stations in the city of Termez, saw the formation of voter lists, amenities created for them.

“We have seen that all conditions at the polling stations have been created in accordance with international standards,’’ says Tetsuji Tanaka. “It’s noteworthy that in each election centre organized fully equipped medical rooms, room for mother and child.

The membership of precinct election commissions were formed from the most respected people that is an important factor in holding the elections of the President of Uzbekistan at a high level. I have visited Termez for the first time.

It turned out that it is a beautiful city with modern facilities. I’m delighted with the abundance of markets, high spirit and confidence of citizens in the future. We are glad that our visit coincided with the Navruz celebrations, which have traditionally celebrated on a large scale. I sincerely congratulate the people of Uzbekistan on this wonderful holiday”.

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Candidate’s trustee of Islam Karimov met voters in Shurchi district

candidate_trustee1Candidate’s trustee of Islam Karimov, Deputy chairman of the fund “Mahalla” O.Soatov held the meeting with voters in Shurchi district of Surkhandarya region. The representatives of the public, members of local councils of people’s deputies, chairmen of the village and Makhalla assemblies of citizens, youth and media participated at the meeting.

During meetings O. Soatov familiarized participants with the biography and the election program of the candidate.

The program sets out such important areas as the comprehensive development of our country, the consistent continuation of large-scale socio-economic reforms, steady increase of incomes and quality of life. In particular, special attention is paid to the modernization of the economy, the construction of new industrial enterprises, further development of small business and private entrepreneurship, the revision of state involvement in the economy, the implementation of structural reforms in agriculture and food security, to continue the implementation of localization programs to further improve the investment climate, employment and raise living standards.

During the meeting, director of school №36 Z.Fayzullaeva, college teacher F.Akbarov, head of the farm “Sanam Togayev” X. Yuldashev, on behalf of pensioners O.Muxammadiev and others noted that during the years of independence our country achieved tremendous results in the socio-economic sphere, in the field of education, culture, sports, and others. In the country prevails the peace and tranquility, people live a prosperous life. They also underlined that the process of election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan is an important political event in our country, which takes place in a spirit of openness, transparency and equality, peace and prosperity.

The Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan calls on voters to vote for Islam Karimov!

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UzLiDeP: We to achieve our goals

UzLiDeP_WeUzbekistan marks ancient holiday Navruz in these days. On 21 March, National Park of Uzbekistan named after Alisher Navoi hosted celebrations dedicated to Navruz.

President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov participated in the event and congratulated peopleof Uzbekistan with the holiday.

Sayyora Kulmatova, a member of UzLiDeP and head of Lola-Imkon-Baraka enterprise, said Navruz bring joy and happiness to people of Uzbekistan, keeping traditions and values of people of Uzbekistan. She recalled the words of the President, who noted that Navruz is a symbol of revival and renewal of life and observed in each house.

She noted that it is symbolic that Navruz was celebrated on the eve of important political life of Uzbekistan – presidential elections. Sayyora Kulmatova expressed hope that people will make their choice towards continuation of reforms in the country, initiated and implemented under guidance of Islam Karimov. She congratulated people with Navruz on behalf of the UzLiDeP.

Musahon Yusupjonov, head of department on work with youth of the Council of UzLiDeP of Namangan region, said that respect to elder people adhered in Uzbekistan for several centuries. Elder people with their rich experience and example are contributing to upbringing healthy and harmonically developed young generation.

Elder people remember difficult times, in which Uzbek people lived and efficiency of reforms in Uzbekistan under guidance of the President directed at building democratic state with sustainable economy and respect to human rights and interests.

She noted that young members of the UzLiDeP are taking note important points in the speech of the President Islam Karimov, in which the Uzbek leader noted that contradictions, conflicts and wars should be solved only political and peaceful means.

She said that youth activists of the party will be careful to ensure peace and prosperity of Uzbekistan. Each youth will contribute to development of Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan will achieve its goals, she said.

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Trustee of Islam Karimov meets with voters of Karakalpakstan

These days, the trustee of Islam Karimov from UzLiDeP holds meetings with voters in Karakalpakstan. Such events took place in the Kegeyli, Hodjeyli, Nukus districts and in Nukus city. During the meetings the trustee of Islam Karimov, Chairman of the Fund «Nuroniy» in Karakalpakstan Sh.Usnatdinov familiarized the participants with the biography and the election program of the candidate.

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The program reflects the important areas such as the comprehensive development of the country, consistent continuation of large-scale reforms, steady increase in incomes and living standards of the population, development of small business and private entrepreneurship, industrial diversification, technical and technological modernization of capacities, introduction of ICT, elimination of barriers before private businesses, decreasing share of state economy, implementation of structural reforms in agriculture and food security, further improve the investment environment, providing employment, especially the employment of graduates of professional colleges, and sustained improvements in quality of life.

During the meetings, Chairman of the Fund «Nuroniy» in Kegeyli district B.Samanov, Deputy of regional Council of People’s Deputies B. Iskandarov, Head of district Council of Farmers J.Turemuratov, Head of regional PYM «Kamolot» S.Ibragimov, Professor Karakalpak State University M. Ibragimov, Vice-Rector of Nukus Pedagogical Institute M.Jalelov and others noted that in our country in the years of independence achieved great success that supporting the candidate of Islam Karimov at the elections will ensure further continuation of reforms in the country directed at developing economy and well-being of population.

The Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan calls on the voters to vote for Islam Karimov!

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Active participation of youth in elections discussed in Tashkent

Youth wing of UzLiDeP organized the conference on participation of youth in electoral processes in the country at the Tashkent Financial Institute.

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It is known that the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan pays special attention to the involvement of youth in the process of building the country’s democratic state and a strong civil society, enhancing their social and political activism, educate the modern-minded and harmoniously developed generation which is capable to take its rightful place in society and increase their entrepreneurial culture.

In order to improve the socio-political activity of youth, ensuring its active participation in the forthcoming Presidential election, the “Youth wing” of UzLiDeP is conducting a series of events and discussions “round table”.

The members of UzLiDeP faction in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, representatives of UzLiDeP, representatives of partner organizations, professors, teachers, students and media participated in the event.

It should be noted that this event is a logical continuation of the regularly conducted by UzLiDeP in all regions of the project “Professional electoral system in building a democratic state and formation of civil society: youth and national legislation”.

As noted the party activists, increasing youth participation in implemented in our country social and political reform, improve their the political and legal knowledge, the formation of their feelings of love and devotion to the country and improvement of their leadership skills are a number of priorities in the program of UzLiDeP. The main objectives of these projects aimed at protecting the rights and interests of youth, promoting the principles of a healthy lifestyle, forming entrepreneurial skills, support talented youth initiatives.

During the event, the deputies in the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan noted that the legal framework of the electoral system enshrined in the Constitution and in the electoral law, they serve the electoral process based on the principles of democracy, justice, fairness, openness and transparency, guaranteeing the rights, freedoms and interests of voters, ensure the realization of the goals and objectives political parties.

– It will be my first time to participate in the presidential elections 2015, said student of Tashkent Financial Institute F. Islamova. She noted that this political campaign is being held in open and transparent manner, within the framework of the national law. In particular, the citizens can receive all the information about the presidential candidates through the media and information posters and banners in the streets and polling stations of the country. She also said with confidence that she will vote for the most worthy candidate.

At the end of the event, which was held in the spirit of debate, the students received the detail answers from the deputies.

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Candidate’s trustee of Islam Karimov met voters of Kattakurgan and Pakhtachi districts

In the field are underway meetings of the candidate’s trustee of Islam Karimov from UzLiDeP with voters.

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At the meeting in Kattakurgan and Pakhtachi districts were attended the representatives of the public, members of local councils of people’s deputies, chairmen of the village and Makhalla assemblies of citizens, students and media.

During the meetings, candidate’s trustee H. Normurodov, Chairman of the Samarkand regional branch of the Fund “Nuroniy” familiarized participants with the biography and the election program of the candidate.

The program sets out such important areas as the comprehensive development of our country, the consistent continuation of large-scale socio-economic reforms, steady increase of incomes and quality of life. In particular, special attention is paid to further development of small business and private entrepreneurship, the implementation of structural reforms in agriculture and food security, to further improve the investment climate, employment of population.

It was also underlined that in the center of attention will be the issues to eliminate all barriers before private businesses, providing them complete freedom, the revision of state involvement in the economy, improve soil fertility and optimize the structure of sown areas, continue conversion farms in multidisciplinary, introducing the most modern agricultural technologies, raising farmers’ movement to a new level.

At the meetings, Chairman of the village assembly of citizens “Payshanba” in Kattakurgan district K. Akhmedov, Director of the school №1 D.Ibragimova, Deputy of council of people’s deputies Sh. Amirov and others noted that in our country in the years of independence achieved great success that supporting the candidate of Islam Karimov at the elections will ensure further continuation of reforms in the country directed at developing economy and well-being of population.

They also called on the voters to take an active part in the upcoming March 29 elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and vote for Islam Karimov.

 

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Akmal Saidov meets with voters of Syrdarya region

Candidate to the post of the President of Uzbekistan from Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Milliy Tiklanish Akmal Saidov held a meeting with voters of Syrdarya region on 20 March.

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Candidate Akmal Saidov presented his pre-election programme to the voters of the region.

The programme pays attention to further strengthening unity and cohesion of the people, all citizens of Uzbekistan, regardless of nationality, religion, social status and origin.

The prorgamme also focuses on further preserving and strengthening of atmosphere of religious, national and cultural tolerance, creating economic stimulus.

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Hotamjon Ketmonov meets voters of Surkhandarya region

Candidate from People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Hotamjon Ketmonov met the voters in Surkhandarya region on 20 March 2015.

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At the meeting, the candidate to the post of the President of Uzbekistan presented his pre-election programmes to the voters.

The programme envisages measures on improving activities of the enterprises on processing raw materials, improving economic and financials stimulus and efficient preference crediting of competitive production capacities for consumers of internal and external markets.

The programme of the candidate also envisages measures on developing family entrepreneurship in rural areas and out-work, continuing reforms in healthcare and education sphere.

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Briefing in Shanghai

brief_sanghaiIn Shanghai held a briefing with the participation of expert and analytical circles of China, which will monitor the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The meeting participants were familiarized with the preparatory processes related to important upcoming political events. There was provided detailed information about the candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and their election programs, as well as carried out in the republic campaign.

By the end of the briefing, Chinese representatives in an interview to Information agency “Jahon” shared their views and assessments on the role and importance of the presidential elections for the future of our country and the entire region of Central Asia.

The Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of World Economy Li Xin:

li_xin- Thank you for the opportunity to visit Uzbekistan to monitor the vote on March 29. I am confident that presidential elections will be held at the highest level, in an atmosphere of openness, transparency and fairness.

Over the years I have been studying the socio-political and socio-economic processes in Central Asia. Analysis of the development of the region allows us to say that Uzbekistan occupies a special place among them, showing strong growth despite the continuing negative trends in the global economy. Economic successes have created fertile ground to achieve the political goals of building a democratic state and formation of a strong civil society.

I wish the friendly Uzbek people further progress in strengthening the state independence, progress in updating all aspects of life.

Director of the Research Institute of Public Diplomacy of SCO Li Wei:

li_wei- As a result of reforms in Uzbekistan has established a democratic electoral system that meets modern international standards. Its viability and efficiency will once again demonstrated during the presidential elections to be held in a few days.

In China, are closely watching the progress of preparations for the upcoming presidential election. It should be noted that all the work in this direction is carried out in full compliance with the national electoral legislation. Scrutinizing the election programs of candidates for the post, we have seen that they are all very relevant and meet the interests of a broad constituency

In general, young Uzbekistan, examining the best elements of foreign positive experience, was able to create their own successful model of democratic and economic development. I am confident that your country will continue to reach new heights.

zhao_HuashenDirector, Center for Russian and Central Asian countries at Fudan University Zhao Huashen:

– In the Republic of peace and stability, which forms the basis for its steady progress. In the dynamic of democratic and socio-economic development of Uzbekistan radically changing outlook of its citizens, increasing their social and political activism.

Soon your people will celebrate the ancient and eternally young holiday of spring and renewal, peace and harmony – Navruz. To this day independent Uzbekistan became a symbol of the revival of age-old national traditions, returning to the roots and a profound rethinking of its historical past. During the celebration of Navruz in all regions of the country are organized mass celebrations, folk games and competitions, music and dance programs. Streets and houses are decorated and updated, people share joy and greetings with each other.

I am confident that the presidential elections to be held eight days after Navruz will be imbued with its festive atmosphere, and their results will further promote Uzbekistan towards building a progressive democratic state.

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Pilgrims exercised early voting for the candidate for the President of Uzbekistan

Newly arrived foreign observers started their workOn March 19 citizens of Andijan region, leaving for umrah and unable to be on Election Day at their residence, exercised early voting at 160th polling stations in Tashkent.

After deciding on a candidate for the President our pilgrims left the filled ballot sheets in a sealed envelope to the polling station commission. At the place of gluing the envelope, in the prescribed manner, two members of the precinct election commission put their signatures, which were confirmed by the commission seal and signature of the voter.

At the end of voting all the pilgrims were escorted to the “Tashkent” International airport for the flight to Saudi Arabia.

It should be noted that according to the law, early voting begins ten days in advance and ends one day before the election. In accordance with the decisions of the district election commissions early voting began in the country on March 19.

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Meeting with International Observers

meeting_international_obserAt the 13th Kashkadarya regional electoral district commission on elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a meeting with international observers from the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (ODIHR OSCE) arrived in our country to monitor the election process, reports National Information Agency.

The Chairman of the district election commission I.Jurayev told the observers about the activities and authorities of district electoral commissions on elections of the President of Uzbekistan, preparations being held at the polling stations of the region.

All 867 polling stations created in Kashkadarya region, provided with the necessary equipment, technical means and literature. Medical room, the rooms for mother and child are fully equipped.

International observers were given information about the formation of precinct election commissions, the role of self-governing institutions in this process, important aspects of cooperation between the electoral commissions and the media.

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Ludovit Chernak: “Slovakia considers Uzbekistan as an important partner in Central Asia”

ludovit_chernakIn anticipation of the upcoming presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan correspondent of IA “Jahon” spoke with the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Slovak Republic, the president of the company Sitno Holding Ludovit Chernak.

– Today’s progress and achievements of Uzbekistan are impressive – shared interlocutor. – Large-scale reforms are being carried out, economy is developing in dynamic pace, level of welfare of citizens is increasing. All this takes place in an atmosphere of peace and harmony that prevails in the country.

Slovakia considers Uzbekistan as an important partner in Central Asia, and hopes to further strengthen the Slovak-Uzbek relations.

It should be noted that our countries have great potential for the development of trade and economic cooperation. We need to develop effective cooperation in the energy, oil, chemical, electrical and food sectors.

I am very glad that I can take part in the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan as an international observer from Slovakia. I hope that they will be successful.

Taking this opportunity, I would like to congratulate the people of Uzbekistan with the upcoming holiday of spring – Navruz and wish them continued well-being and prosperity.

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Afghanistan continues to inform the press about the upcoming elections in Uzbekistan

afghan_pressOn the pages of the popular Afghan newspaper The ANIS National Daily published an article “On the presidential elections in Uzbekistan”.

The author of the material vice president of the Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan Professor Mohammad Aslam Afzali introduces readers to the peculiarities of the electoral process in Uzbekistan, achievements and successes of our country’s independence.

The material can get detailed information about the candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and their election programs. It is reported that for the post of Head of State claimed four candidates – Hotamjon Ketmonov (the People’s Democratic Party), Akmal Saidov (the Democratic Party “Milly Tiklanish”), Islam Karimov (the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party) and Narimon Umarov (the Social Democratic Party “Adolat”).

Then Afghan scholar expresses confidence that the people of Uzbekistan, featuring a large intelligence and cultural development, successfully conduct these historic elections and choose the most worthy candidate.

In conclusion the author is in favor of further strengthening and development of the Uzbek-Afghan relations in the political, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres.

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Delegation of OSCE ODIHR observation mission visited the NAEMM

delegation_osceThe delegation of representatives of the observer mission’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE ODIHR) visited a youth multimedia telecomplex “Bunyodkor”, reports press service of the National Association of Electronic Mass Media (NAEMM).

During the meeting, international experts became familiar with the project and the Association process coverage of the election and the election campaign of presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan tederadiostantsiyami non – members of the Association.

Guests were also present at the shooting of talk show “Erkin Fikr” on theme “The role and importance of non-state media in the electoral campaign and the election of presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan” held in Online training center. In the process of filming a talk show on the connection to the central studio were representatives of district election commissions and regional TV stations in the city of Samarkand, who talked about the process of pre-election and election campaigns, as well as the preparation and lighting aspects of the presidential election.

Observers also heard details of the activities of the Association for projects covering the campaign. In particular, representatives of Information Center of Association told and presented news blocks «MY5NEWS», whose correspondents daily providing an overview of election, for example, about the presidential candidates meetings with voters which are carried out in the regions of the country, as well as seminars and “round tables” organized by for journalists.

The creative team to create a social media production introduced the guests with a trained service announcements dedicated to explaining the essence and meaning of the election, raising legal awareness of the electorate, the work of the polling stations, the voting procedure, but also calls for active citizenship during the electoral process.

International experts got acquainted in detail with the Radio Information Centre of NAEMM, which today comprises 11 independent radio stations of the country. By joint efforts 4 news programs “HUDUD.UZ” / “REGION.UZ” and “KUN TAFSILOTI” / “RESULTS OF THE DAY” are being prepared.

During the visit, members of the mission were presented commercials targeted at young people, where the characters story boys and girls will take part in an important event in their lives – the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It should be noted that international experts were highly appreciated by the rollers of this character, aimed at a younger audience.

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Thailand’s national TV channel about Uzbekistan

Thailand's national TV channel about UzbekistanOn NBT, National TV Channel of Thailand, once more demostrated telecast “Society of diplomats”, in which was presented information about the achievements of our country’s independence, its socio-economic and political development of bilateral relations between Uzbekistan and the Kingdom of Thailand.

The focus of the telecast was drawn to the presidential elections scheduled for March 29 this year. Viewers were informed about the nomination of four existing parties in the country of their candidates, their biographies and election programs.

It was noted that during the years of independence in our country, along with changes in the economy have been implemented major constitutional reforms aimed at democratizing governance. Achieved good results in the development of civil society.

During the telecast viewers attention was also provided on the tourism potential of our country, its historical and cultural heritage, hospitality and openness of the Uzbek people.

Thai viewers could see the technology of preparation of traditional national dishes – pilaf and shish kebab.

At the end of the telecast was declared a special game show, following which the winners were awarded prizes – Uzbek souvenirs and folk arts and crafts.

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Newly arrived foreign observers started their work 

Newly arrived foreign observers started their workUntil the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan remaining nine days. In all regions of the country electoral commissions preparing for the important political events in full compliance with the electoral law. Presidential candidates, their trustees on the ground are conducting active propaganda work. Observers from foreign states continue to arrive in Uzbekistan.

As it is known, currently in the regions mission of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States already supervise the preparations for the presidential elections in the long term. They are already familiar with the activities of the Central Election Commission, the Republican press center for coverage of the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the country’s parliament, a number of government agencies, visited the campaign headquarters of candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, in the district election commissions.

These days, the Central Election Commission held a meeting with coming from different countries as observers. So, at the meetings held in the CEC on March 19, members of the Central Election Commission told observers Japan, Pakistan, the United States and other countries about the work done in preparation for the presidential elections. It was noted that the elections are crucial in determining the future political course of our country. Central Election Commission and election commissions in the regions, the necessary conditions for holding elections at a high level, in accordance with the law. Conducted extensive outreach and information work, including abroad. In particular, according to the National Press Center on election coverage on a weekly basis in the foreign media appear an average of 150-200 materials about the election campaign in Uzbekistan.

The guests got acquainted with the course of the election campaign of candidates for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Observers have expressed appreciation for the warm welcome and hope that their activities will further strengthen the principles of openness and transparency. They were awarded the mandate given to the right to observe the presidential elections.

Boris Kandov, President of the Congress of Bukharian Jews of the United States and Canada:

– I am honored to be present in Uzbekistan during the election campaign. This is definitely a crucial moment for the country. Every time I come here, I see a significant increase in all directions – in the economy, politics, international relations development. During the observation of the parliamentary elections in December 2014, we visited many regions, meet different people and see how they support the ongoing transformation.

 

Convinced that the election campaign was held in strict accordance with national legislation and international norms. I agree with the conclusions of other observers, and it should be noted that their opinion is consonant with our own.

During the observation of the presidential elections, we plan to visit in the Fergana valley, Bukhara, Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, meet with members of election commissions.

Nerry Yushvaev-Cavalier, Vice-President of the Congress of Bukharian Jews of the United States and Canada:

– During the 23 years of independent development of your country has changed, including in the electoral system, law, organization of the electoral process. All life has changed around – everywhere excellent sports palaces, music schools, transformed cities and villages. Increased wonderful generation of young people. In response to this increased political activity of citizens and their desire to participate in the life of the country. At this time, we are planning to visit several regions of the country, directly to the polling stations to make our own conclusions.

Kyudzo KATO, archeologists, bearer of the order “Dustlik” (“Friendship”) (Japan):

– Over the years, implemented major reforms. Your country has made considerable progress in all areas. Done much to revive and preserve national culture, historical values. This election is carried out against the background of positive processes. I’m glad being invited to Uzbekistan as an observer, and I want to make my contribution to the further development of your country.

LEE Ihay, director of the International Department of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences:

– After observing the parliamentary elections I have a positive impression by the work done by the Central Election Commission for the organization and holding of elections. From early morning, voters were actively voting. At the polling stations were created all conditions. Most importantly, the citizens aware of the importance and seriousness of the political events. In general parliamentary elections were successful, in accordance with the electoral law and international standards. I am confident that the forthcoming elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan will be held successfully. We’re now watching the election campaign, which is at the active stage. We also managed to read the biographies and programs of the candidates for the post of President. I note that the program of each candidate is significantly different from each other.

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Meeting of trustees of Narimon Umarov with voters

Meeting of Narimon Umarov with voters of Namangan region2Approaching important for our country political event – the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. In the midst of the processes of preparation for this significant event, where people expressed their will.

These days, in accordance with the electoral legislation proxies presidential candidates from the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan “Adolat” N.Umarov conduct propaganda and agitation work in all regions. So far, in the cities and regions of the country held 150 meetings.

In particular, the meeting in Republic of Karakalpakstan, Navoi, Fergana, Tashkent and Kaskadarya regions was held in the form of an open dialogue with the active participation of voters.

Thus, trustee candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Narimon Umarov – Rashid Matkurbanov introduced voters with the biography of the candidate and told about priorities of the election program.

– The essence and content of the election program N.Umarov, its structure, priorities and put forward ideas based on the principle of “Justice – the main criterion of our life, justice – for each person,” come from the policy objectives of the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan “Adolat” – said R.Matkurbanov. – Man is the main wealth of the country, their rights and interests are raised to the level of the highest value.

The program states that the implementation of these principles, as well as providing equal opportunities for all, regardless of nationality, age, social and economic status, the rule of law is important to consider as the most important and necessary condition for social justice, effective protection of rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of citizens.

As trustee R.Matkurbanov drew the attention of voters that the candidate identified in the program priorities for the further deepening of political reforms, strengthening and development of democratic values ​​in society to ensure the triumph of justice, human rights and liberties, empower citizens to use the available tools of influence social processes.

Meetings of presidential candidate Uzbekistan Narimon Umarov with voters actively continuing in other regions of the country.

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Meeting in Central Election Commission

Meeting in Central Election CommissionIn Central Election Commission held meetings with observers from foreign states, who arrived to monitor the progress of preparation and holding of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Central Election Commission Chairman M. Abdusalomov briefed the guests on the election campaign of 2015, which is conducted openly and transparently, in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the laws on elections.

Observers were also informed about the election campaign of presidential candidates. It was noted that the participants in the electoral process provided equal conditions for election campaigning, the use of media for this purpose.

Observers from the United States stressed that in Uzbekistan have been developing social and political processes, which is a result of the deepening of democratic reforms in the country. They commended the campaign carried out by the presidential candidates.

He also met with the expert from Japan Kyudzo Kato and deputies of the National Assembly of Pakistan Gous Bakh Khan Mahr.

– The first time I visited Uzbekistan more than fifty years ago – says K.Kato. – During this time, in public and political life, the economy and the financial sector in your country underwent major transforms laid. I am familiar with the electoral system in Uzbekistan. I am confident that the upcoming presidential elections will be held at the highest organizational level.

Observers were given the mandate of a standard form, which give them the right to participate in all aspects of the preparation and conduct of elections, as well as be in the polling stations on election day and vote counting.

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Meeting of Narimon Umarov with voters of Namangan region

Meeting of Narimon Umarov with voters of Namangan region1Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan “Adolat” Narimon Umarov on March 19 had a meeting with voters of Namangan region.

The meeting was opened by the chairman of the 6th Namangan district election commission for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan G.Artykov. Trustee of presidential candidate O.Maksudov familiarized participants with the biography of the candidate.

Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Narimon Umarov gave a speech on his election program.

The program focuses on the important tasks such as the implementation of the general principles in society “Man – the main wealth of the country”, “Justice – the main criterion of our life”, “Justice for all”, providing equal opportunities for all citizens, regardless of age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, the protection of the principles of social justice, rights and legal interests and freedoms of citizens.

However, as a priority as defined task of ensuring the principles of openness, transparency and accountability in governance, public involvement in the development and decision-making in the implementation of the important issues of socio-economic development, strengthening of social control in their implementation.

At the meeting, their views on the election program of the candidate expressed by Rector of Namangan State University A.Umarov, Professor of Namangan Engineering Technology Institute H.Ahmadhodjaev, first deputy chairman of the Namangan Regional Council SDP “Adolat” S.Abdurahmanov and others. It was noted that from the program of social-democratic ideas which are widely used and recognized in the world’s political practice, in tune with the mentality of our people.

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