CEC issues mandates to CIS observers
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
A long-term group of the observers of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) led by first deputy chairperson of the CIS Executive Committee Vladmir Garkun arrived in Uzbekistan.
The mission was invited by the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan to observe preparation and holding of parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan.
The mission was received by the chairperson of the Central Election Commission Mirzo-Ulugbek Abdusalomov. He briefed the mission on election legislation in Uzbekistan and preparations to elections to the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan.
The mission also received information on pre-election agitation of the political parties and candidates to the MPs.
The staff of the mission was launched in Tashkent, which will gather, process and analyze materials, received during election process. The mission will also monitor mass media of Uzbekistan. The CIS observers received mandates.
The CEC said that three more international organizations – Shanghai Cooperation Organization, World Association of Election Bodies and Organization of Islamic Cooperation – will arrive in Uzbekistan to observe elections in Uzbekistan.
Representatives of about 40 Asian, European, African, American and CIS states also expressed wish to observe the elections in Uzbekistan.