Elections Bear Witness to the Unity of Uzbek People

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December 25, 2014

Elections Bear Witness to the Unity of Uzbek People

election_beerIn Uzbekistan, the elections in the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis, regional, district and city Kengashes (Council) of people’s deputies took place on 21 December.

The Chairman of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan M.Abdusalomov speaking at a press briefing held for local and foreign media on 22 December noted that parliamentary elections became an important stage in the process of further democratization of the society, as well as renewal and modernization of the country.

The representatives of domestic and foreign media, foreign and international observers were informed that, according to preliminary data, the election was attended by more than 18.4 million voters, representing 89 percent of the total number of voters included in the lists. And at the same time, 8,311 voters exercised their right to early voting.

According to the preliminary results of the elections to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, deputies were elected by 113 election areas. In the remaining 22 districts in accordance with the legislation, during the period of specified by law, will be held a repeated vote on the two candidates who received the most votes.

From the Movement of entrepreneurs and businessmen “Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan” elected 47 deputies, the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan “Milly Tiklanish” – 28, the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan – 21 and from the Social Democratic Party “Adolat” – 17 deputies.

In the course of the Conference of the Environmental Movement of Uzbekistan, which was also held on the polling day, through secret ballot were elected 15 members of the Legislative Chamber of the Parliament of the Environmental Movement.

At the press conference, it was noted that the elections to the Legislative chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan conducted in compliance with all democratic norms and principles enshrined in the Constitution and the election laws.

Transparency, openness of the electoral process has contributed to the work of local and foreign observers. Monitoring of elections to the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan was carried out by more than 300 observers from 50 countries and five international organizations – OSCE ODIHR, CIS, SCO, VAIO and the OIC, as well as more than 70 thousand observers and authorized representatives of political parties that nominated candidates to deputies.

In addition, the election was covered by more than 340 representatives of local and foreign media.

Information from the places about any serious violations of the electoral legislation didn’t come. However, the Central Election Commission’s helpline received appeals, suggestions and comments on some issues. All of them were accepted and solved in the manner prescribed by law and terms.

Currently, the Central Election Commission is considering protocols and other documents provided by the district election commissions and the Environmental Movement of Uzbekistan.

In accordance with the Law on elections to the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, all materials of separate precinct election commissions if necessary, once again will be carefully checked by the Central Election Commission. Only after that, the Central Election Commission will decide on the election results.

In accordance with national electoral legislation about the results of the elections and the list of the elected deputies of the Legislative Chamber will be published by the Central Election Commission in the press no later than 10 days after the election.

At the press conference, domestic and foreign journalists have received satisfactory answers to all their questions about the organization and conduction of elections of 2014 year.