Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
A mission of the observers from the CIS recognized 21 December elections to the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan as free and open.
“The CIS observation mission consisting of 76 people at the invitation of the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan monitored the preparation and holding the election to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan on 21 December,” the head of the mission Sergey Lebedev said.
The mission included the representatives of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the CIS Executive Committee.
Lebedev said that the CIS observers visited all regions, monitored 70 percent of the district election commissions and 707 polling stations.
The mission believes that elections were held in line with the Constitution of Uzbekistan and legislation of the country, as well as general democratic norms, Lebedev added.