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“Reforms in Uzbekistan aimed at strengthening citizens’ rights to vote and be elected”


An internet portal of the Information Analytical Center at Lomonosov Moscow State University posted an article on the International round table “The democratization of electoral system and legislation: Uzbekistan and foreign countries’ experience.”

The article noted that Uzbekistan has created a national electoral system that meets the highest democratic demands in the years of independence.

It emphasized that the country’s reforms are aimed at strengthening the guaranteed constitutional rights of citizens to elect and be elected to state authorities.

“Confirmation of the effectiveness of deep reforms in the area is elections to the Oliy Majlis, regional, district and city Kengashes (Councils) of people’s deputies in 2014, and President Election in the current year. Their results were an important milestone in strengthening democracy’s foundations, further development of the rule of law and a strong civil society”, – stated in the article.

The source informed about the development and implementation information and communication technologies in electoral processes. “Today, ICTs are not only shaping the technological environment for the modernization of public administration, but also contribute to democratization and liberalization of society. In this regard, the round table discussed the foreign law enforcement operation of a single electronic register of voters and the establishment of the legal basis for the formation and use of a single electronic list of citizens. It can contribute to further strengthening the guarantees of citizens’ rights, further ensuring the principles of openness and transparency of the whole process”, – summarized the internet portal.