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Akmal Saidov's meeting with voters of Jizzakh region


Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Milly Tiklanish" Akmal Saidov on March 12 had a meeting with voters of Jizzakh region.

The meeting was opened by the chairman of the 4th Jizzak District Election Commission on Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan A.Sattorov. Trustee candidate for President B.Mamazhonov familiarized participants with the biography of the candidate. 

Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Akmal Saidov made a speech on his election program. 

The program paid special attention to further strengthening the unity and cohesion of the people, all citizens of Uzbekistan, regardless of nationality, religion, social status and origin. Identified priorities to facilitate the further preservation and strengthening of our country atmosphere of religious, ethnic and cultural tolerance, economic incentives, tax preferences and other authors of works, printers, publishers of books on the history, spiritual and cultural heritage of the people of Uzbekistan. 

Speaking at the meeting, the chairman of the Jizzakh Regional Council of the Democratic Party "Milly Tiklanish" G.Kadyrov, head of the regional organization of the party S.Nazarkosimov and others noted that the identified problems in the program the candidate will serve socio-economic development of the country, further deepening of democratic reforms. Stressing that the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan are based on multi-party system, they called on the voters to take an active part in the upcoming March 29 elections. 

source: www.uza.uz



The CIS observation mission arrived in Uzbekistan


Long-term group Observer Mission from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) arrived in Uzbekistan, headed by the first deputy chairman of the CIS Executive Committee Vladimir Garkun. 

At the invitation of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan CIS Mission of observers will monitor the progress of preparation and conduct of presidential elections. 

CEC held a meeting with members of the Observer Mission. Central Election Commission Chairman M. Abdusalomov briefed the guests on the election campaign of 2015, which takes place openly and publicly in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the laws on elections and adopted by the CEC Program substantive preparations for and conduct of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

Members of the group long-term CIS Observation Mission have also been acquainted with the course of the election campaign of candidates for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It was noted that there are equal conditions created for election campaigning and the use of media. 

During the event, stressed that for coordination of the CIS observers' activity in Tashkent begin its work Mission Headquarters, which will hold the necessary measures related to the organization of observation. The functions of the mission headquarters will include the collection, processing and analysis of materials about the electoral process, legal examination of the electoral legislation and monitoring of news programs and television broadcasts, as well as print media, meetings in the election headquarters of candidates. 

The meeting also noted that the mission of observers from the Commonwealth of Independent States in its statement on the results of monitoring the preparation and conduct of the parliamentary elections in 2014 concluded that a consistent improvement of electoral legislation created the necessary legal framework for the holding of open, free and democratic elections. Elections are held in full compliance with the requirements of the Constitution, the current electoral law and internationally recognized democratic legal norms, multi-party and were competitive, transparent, open and ensure the free expression of the will of citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

Following the meeting, the members of the Mission of Observers were given the mandate of a standard form, which give them the right to participate in all the preparations and conduct of elections, as well as be in the polling stations on election day and vote counting. 

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International Diplomat: Uzbekistan is preparing for elections


The electronic edition of the International Diplomat (Switzerland) published an article entitled "Uzbekistan is preparing for presidential elections", dedicated to the preparations for this important event. 

It is noted that Uzbekistan implemented gradually political reforms within the "Uzbek model" of development, since December last year is in the process of renovation of democratic institutions, which began with the elections to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic and will be completed by presidential elections scheduled for March 29, 2015. 

"As part of the Concept of further deepening democratic reforms and formation of civil society in the country over the past four years, Uzbekistan has carried out a wide range of constitutional reforms, which provide a solid legal basis for strengthening the role of parliament and political parties, activation of inter-party competition and encourage more active participation of the population in political life. The law is enshrined fundamental position on holding elections on a multiparty basis only. A new procedure for the nomination of the Prime Minister of the political party that received the most votes in the parliamentary elections, or group of parties that won a majority of seats in the lower house of parliament ", - informs the edition. 

The article also provides information about the significance of the latest constitutional reforms, which resulted in the transfer of the powers of the President of the Republic Senate and the Prime Minister. Its emphasized that these changes represent an important step towards democracy and a more balanced distribution of powers in accordance with the system of checks and balances. They allowed a bicameral parliament to influence the other branches of government, to monitor and, if necessary, change the political line of the government. 

"As part of the reform process, the Central Election Commission was given the status of a permanent and independent constitutional body. The recently adopted new law provides severe penalties for such actions as illegal interference in the work of the Central Election Commission, breach of the terms and procedures for the election campaign, the violation of the rights of candidates, their proxies, observers and spreading false information about the candidates and political parties ", - informs the International Diplomat. 

It is noted that the upcoming presidential elections in Uzbekistan, of course, are a key political event. Their results will influence the development and stability not only in the country but also on a regional scale. 

Familiarizing the audience with the candidates for the highest office, the publication provides the names Hotamjon Ketmonov nominated by the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, Akmal Saidov - the Democratic Party "Milly Tiklanish", Islam Karimov, the actual president, nominated by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - the Liberal Democratic Party, and Nariman Umarov - the Social Democratic Party "Adolat". 

The article notes that according to national legislation and the relevant decision of the Central Election Commission, during the election campaigns of presidential candidates should be given equal rights in the use of media to communicate their election programs to voters. 

"The presidential election will be held at 9058 polling stations, including 44 in foreign countries - according to the material. - The constitutional requirements for the right to be elected as the President are the presence of Uzbek nationality, age not less than 35 years old, fluent in the state language and permanent residence in the territory of Uzbekistan for at least 10 years before the elections". 

International Diplomat informs that the upcoming elections will be watched by observers from 5 international organizations, including the OSCE / ODIHR, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, CIS Executive Committee, the World Association of electoral bodies, as well as representatives of about 50 foreign countries. 

In conclusion emphasizes that Uzbekistan is a key country in Central Asia, committed to the further development of political and economic modernization, as well as the preservation of peace and stability, the atmosphere of inter-ethnic and inter-religious understanding and harmony in the country. 

IA "Jahon", Geneva



"Round table" in France


The Embassy of our country in France, a "round table" on the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The event, organized in conjunction with the Institute for Forecasting and Security in Europe (IFSE), attended by senators, IFSE experts, as well as international observers who will monitor the voting process. 

As part of the briefing, participants received information on the preparations for this important political event in the life of the state, consistent and large-scale activities of the CEC for its conduct. 

In particular, information was provided on the registration of candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, their background and priorities of election programs. 

It was noted that the upcoming elections will be held in the qualitatively new socio-political and socio-economic conditions significantly increased inter-party competition, political and civic activity of the population of Uzbekistan.

On the key role of Uzbekistan in Central Asia, said President of the Institute of Forecasting and security in Europe Emmanuel Dupuy. In his opinion, this role is supported by significant economic, intellectual and human potential. These circumstances will undoubtedly increase its international prestige. 

- I firmly believe that Europeans should pay more attention to the strategic importance of Central Asia, in particular, a key regional power - Uzbekistan. It should be understood that Tashkent today only in the region a significant partner on whom we can rely on and that we need to talk on equal terms, - he said. - In addition, Uzbekistan can and should be an important economic partner of Europe.

In his speech, Professor of the Paris Center for Diplomatic and Strategic Studies, emeritus director of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction Georges Estievenar noted that the upcoming presidential elections are an important step in the development of the state of Uzbekistan, which plays an important role in preserving stability and further development of the entire Central Asian region. 

- Is an important element of EU cooperation with Central Asian countries in the framework of the Country Partnership Strategy, adopted in 2007, - he said. - The communication is done in areas such as human rights, the rule of law, economic development, environmental protection, the fight against common threats and challenges. One such threat is drug trafficking from Afghanistan. In this regard, increasing the value of programs such as BOMCA (border control) and CADAP (action program on combating drug). 

Peaceful and progressive development of each Central Asian state has a special significance for the future of the entire region. This, of course, defining role for Uzbekistan, where there is peace and develop public and civic institutions, increases the well-being of the population. Therefore, the election to the highest post in the state are called to be the next important step in this direction.

Addressing the meeting, Deputy Director of the Institute of Urban Planning and Development of the University of the Sorbonne Paris IV, an expert on Sustainable Development, Professor Jean-Antoine Duprat said that in 24 years of independence Uzbekistan has carried out considerable work on the development and strengthening of the institutional system. 

- Constitution of Uzbekistan and France are very similar. In particular, in matters of form of government of the state and the separation of powers - he stressed. - The Basic Law of the Republic, as well as in France, has undergone significant reform. Making changes to its individual articles were aimed at updating state, the creation of an effective system of checks and balances, strengthening the control functions of the Parliament of the activities of the executive branch. It should be noted and a new constitutional order of nomination of the Prime Minister of the political party that wins the most seats in the parliamentary elections. 

Sharing his impressions of participation as an international observer in the parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan, which took place on 21 December 2014, an expert said that could ensure only quality organization of the elections, starting with the preparatory process and ending with the voting and tabulation. 

- France, like other European countries, there is much to learn from Uzbekistan. This applies to the preparation and holding of elections, in particular, to achieve high participation rates and creating for him all the appropriate conditions and facilities in the vote - he stressed. - Another important factor - in Uzbekistan Parliamentary elections are structured very comfortable, that is, they are at the same time to the Oliy Majlis, regional, district and city councils of people's deputies. This practice in itself stimulates the activity of the population throughout the election period. In France, the process is divided into several stages. 

The participants of the "round table" organized by the Embassy of our country in France, spoke correspondent of IA "Jahon" in Paris. 

Catherine Prokasiya, Senator, Vice Chairman of the Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group "France-Central Asia" in the Senate of France: 

- "Round table" at the Embassy - timely event. As an international observer in the upcoming presidential elections in Uzbekistan, I got a lot of useful information. 

With great excitement expect a new meeting with Uzbekistan, in which I first visited 30 years ago. Today I once again made sure that your country is making steady progress in democratic development and all citizens of the republic given equal opportunities to realize their constitutional and democratic rights. Everything is done to ensure that the forthcoming presidential elections were held in good conditions. 

Recently the French Senate formed a new parliamentary friendship group "France-Uzbekistan", I take this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to the development of cooperation with the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan. 

Occupying an important geo-strategic position in Central Asia, your country is an important partner in the region. 

IA "Jahon", Paris



Islam Karimov's meetings with voters of Namangan and Ferghana regions


Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on March 11 met 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.Ortikov. 

Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov made a speech at his election program. 

The program defines the main directions of the continuation of the process of modernization and democratization of the country, liberalization of the socio-economic sphere. In particular, the priorities indicated by reforming the economy and the growth of its competitiveness, providing more opportunities for the development of private property and entrepreneurship, the revision of the state's share in the economy, increasing the fertility of sown areas, the introduction of new agricultural technologies in agriculture, supporting farms, small businesses and scope services, expansion of localization programs, improvement of the investment climate, employment, strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation with foreign countries. 

In Namangan region dynamically developing many sectors of the economy, including light industry. Achieved great success in the production of shoes, men's, women's and children's clothing. Modern and import substituting production enterprises "Istiklol design Markazi", "Iftikhor kiyim sanoat" are increasingly in demand in the domestic and foreign markets. 

The geography of exports of manufactured goods to the enterprises of the region, which is currently available in 70 countries. In the field of large-scale work on youth education harmoniously developed personality, to further improve the living standards of the population, the development of industry and services in rural areas. 

Namangan State University professor T.Fayzullaev, champion of Uzbekistan boxing G.Kuchkarov and others noted that as a result of the tremendous work to strengthen the independence, social and political stability, economic development increases the credibility of our country in the world, growing standard of living and welfare of the people . It was emphasized that the process of preparation and holding of elections of the President of Uzbekistan carried out in full accordance with democratic principles such as openness, transparency and multi-party system. 

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Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on the same day met voters of Fergana region. 

The meeting was opened by the Chairman of the 11th Ferghana district election commission on elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan N.Sobirov. 

Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov made a speech at the meeting. 

In the pre-election program of the candidate special attention is paid to enhancing the competitiveness of our economy through the modernization and diversification of industry, the elimination of all barriers to the development of private property and entrepreneurship, and provide complete freedom of the subjects of this sphere, improve soil fertility and optimize the structure of sown areas, further transformation farms in multidisciplinary, development and localization of production of export products, improving the investment environment, employment, and sustained improvements in quality of life, strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation with foreign countries. 

As a result, pay attention to the development of all regions of our country and in the Fergana region undergoing fundamental changes and updates. Last year, the gross regional product grew by 8.4 percent. The programs of industrial development have been mastered investment of $ 154.4 million, implemented 550 manufacturing projects. 

Small businesses and entrepreneurship are an important factor in the structural transformation of the economy, providing employment. Last year the share of this sector in gross regional product exceeded 62 percent in employment reached 79 percent. 

Veteran of Labor O.Hoshimov, head of the Ferghana regional branch of the Writers' Union of Uzbekistan and other E.Siddikova proudly noted that its own path of development of our country - "Uzbek model" of development yields results in all areas. It was noted that the process of preparation for the presidential elections carried out in full compliance with national legislation and international democratic principles. The speakers called on the voters to take an active part in the upcoming March 29 elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

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"Al-Nahar" about the election programs of candidates for the President of Uzbekistan


On the pages of the Kuwaiti daily newspaper "Al-Nahar" published an article dedicated to the election programs of candidates for the post of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

Arabic edition introduces the audience to the main provisions of the election programs of Hotamjon Ketmonov, nominated by the People's Democratic Party, Akmal Saidov - the Democratic Party "Milly Tiklanish", Islam Karimov - Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - the Liberal Democratic Party, Narimon Umarov - the Social Democratic Party "Adolat". 

The article reported that the presidential candidate of Uzbekistan Hotamjon Ketmonov stands for reduction of tariffs for utilities. 

It is noted that, in turn, the presidential candidate Akmal Saidov plans to fight against the falsification of history and to limit the use of genetically modified organisms in food production. 

According to the Kuwaiti newspaper, candidate for President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov is in favor of reducing the tax burden on business and strengthening relations with neighboring states, as well as the gradual increase in the level and quality of life. 

The article emphasizes that the presidential candidate of Uzbekistan Narimon Umarov, intends to strengthen the regulatory role of the state in ensuring sustainable innovative economic development. 

IA "Jahon", Kuwait



International observers studying the election campaign


In the 5th Navoi district election commission of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a meeting with international observers from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.

Chairman of the district election commission U.Mavlanov told the guests about the activities and powers of the District Election Commission on Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, carried out preparatory work on polls formed in the region, reports National Information Agency UzA. 

All 333 polling stations in Navoi region in the manner prescribed by law provided with the necessary equipment, facilities and literature. Meetings are held the presidential candidates with voters. Proxies carry out propaganda work.

During the meeting, the international observers were informed about the procedure of formation of precinct election commissions, the role of government in this process, the importance of cooperation between the polls and the media. 

- We are delighted to be involved in monitoring the preparations for the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, - said the representative of the observer mission Camilla Michalsen. - During these meetings, we see an active preparation for the upcoming March 29 elections this year. We liked the hospitality, sincerity of Uzbekistan's people, and its openness in communication.

IA "Jahon" 



Briefing in the Slovak Republic


The National Assembly (Parliament) of the Slovak Republic held a briefing on the upcoming presidential elections in Uzbekistan. 

During the briefing Slovak MPs were briefed on the preparations for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, scheduled for March 29, 2015. They were given explanations on the electoral system and electoral legislation. 

Particular attention of the audience was drawn to the role and powers of the Central Election Commission in the election campaign in strict accordance with the basic principles and requirements of the legislation. 

To the participants was also informed on the progress of implementation of the Concept of further deepening democratic reforms and formation of civil society in the country, the results of socio-economic development of Uzbekistan in 2014 and key priorities of economic program for 2015. 

After the meeting there was an exchange of views and an interactive dialogue with the participants of the briefing. 

IA "Jahon"



Saleh al-Saadi Khadum: "The chosen path of democratic development of Uzbekistan leads to a great future"


Presidential elections in Uzbekistan attracted public attention in the Arab world. 

Such an opinion in an interview with our correspondent in Abu Dhabi expressed Head of Sector for External Trade and Economic Relations of the company for the production of solar installations holding "Bin Salem" Saleh al-Saadi Khadum (UAE). 

- In recent years I have repeatedly visited Uzbekistan - he said. - I also had the honor to participate in the last parliamentary elections as an international observer. 

Coming to your beautiful country, each time I witness a huge creative work. I was particularly fascinated by architectural ensembles and cultural monuments. Amaze gardens, parks, wide streets. 

Today Uzbekistan demonstrates undeniable successes in all areas, and particularly in ekonomike. On my opinion, this opens up broad prospects for the development of fruitful relations with business structures UAE. 

I want to emphasize that the measures implemented by the formation of a civil society worthy of the highest praise. Thus, in the upcoming presidential elections every citizen has the opportunity to cast their vote for the candidate whose political program reflects his views and consistent with its citizenship. This is an important factor in the further prosperity of society and the state, so we can say with confidence that the chosen path of democratic development of Uzbekistan leads to a great future. 

With all my heart I wish you all the best people, further progress and prosperity. 

IA "Jahon", Abu Dhabi



Meeting with the observer mission


In the Senate of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan held a meeting with representatives of the observer mission of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE ODIHR), headed by Ambassador Caetana de Zulueta, reports National Information Agency. 

Deputy Chairman of the Senate of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan Svetlana Artikova stressed that in Uzbekistan for years of independence have much experience of democratic elections that meet international electoral standards. Continuous improvement of the electoral legislation aimed at further strengthening the guarantees of electoral rights of citizens, improving the national practice of organizing elections. 

Guests were familiarized with the activity of the upper house of parliament. 

It was noted that in our country consistently strengthened mechanisms for the implementation of the constitutional principle of separation of powers between the legislative, executive and judiciary, improving the system of checks and balances, more powers and controlling functions of representative government in the center and on the ground. Thus, democratic reforms have significantly increased the role and significance in the system of state power, strengthened its position and opportunities in the formation and implementation of internal and foreign policy. 

In turn, the head of the observer mission of the OSCE ODIHR Caetana de Zulueta, expressing gratitude for the warm welcome in the Senate, emphasized that the upcoming elections are an important event in the political life of the country. 

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On the same day, representatives of the observer mission of the OSCE ODIHR met with the President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan Bakhtiyor Mirboboyev. 

The meeting noted the importance of the electoral law made changes and additions based on the Concept of further deepening democratic reforms and formation of civil society in the country. In particular, they discussed the amendments to Article 117 of the Constitution, according to which significantly strengthened legal guarantees for the independence of the Central Election Commission as a constitutional body responsible for organizing and conducting elections. 

It was emphasized that the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan held in full compliance with the standards and requirements of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

The guests were acquainted with the activity of the Constitutional Court, including the results carried out in our country judicial reforms. 

IA "Jahon"



Narimon Umarov's meeting with voters of Fergana region


Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Adolat" Narimon Umarov March 10 met with voters Fergana region. 

The meeting was opened by the Chairman of the 11th Ferghana district election commission on elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan N.Sobirov. Candidate's trustee M.Holdorov 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 improvement of the training and retraining based on the future requirements of the economy. Every citizen of Uzbekistan has the opportunity to receive a quality free education, access to which everyone is equal, and he needs to find an acceptable job with decent pay, to become a qualified person, if possible - to create their own business. As important as defined mission to support innovation activities of universities, strengthening their relationship with science and the economy, attract investment and advanced technologies in the sphere of science and education. 

At the meeting, their views on the candidates' platforms told chief doctor of Margilan maternity complex M.Salimova, teacher at Fergana Polytechnic Institute Sh.Abbosova and others, its noted that the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan held on a multiparty basis, which indicates compliance with the country's democratic principles, full compliance of national the electoral system with international democratic standards. 

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Islam Karimov's meeting with voters of Andijan region


Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov on March 10 met with voters of Andijan region.

The meeting was opened by the chairman 2nd Andijan district election commission for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan O.Mirzaev. 

Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov made a speech at his election program. 

The program paid special attention to enhancing the competitiveness of our economy through the modernization and diversification of industry, the elimination of all obstacles, providing complete freedom in the development of private property and entrepreneurship, the revision of state involvement in the economy, improve soil fertility and optimize the structure of sown areas, continue conversion farms in multidisciplinary, development and localization of production of import-substituting products, further improve the investment environment, employment and sustained growth levels and quality of life, strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation with foreign countries. 

Andijan region, with its enormous economic potential, occupies a special place in the development of our country. According to the program of socio-economic development of the region for 2013-2015 in 2014 were implemented 3720 projects. Mastered almost 360 billion soums of investments, including more than 4 million dollars of foreign investment. 

As a result of the broad support of small and private businesses grow their number and share in the regional economy. Currently, the share of this sector in gross regional product is about 60 percent. Last year, entrepreneurs area was exported goods and services to $ 165 million. 

Consultant on religious, spiritual and moral education of citizens' village Shahrihonsoy Xodjaabad district T.Yuldasheva, head of the joint venture "GM Uzbekistan" Sh.Alimov and others noted that radically transformed the regional center, more and more are improving towns and villages, which gives residents of the area even more strength and energy, strengthens their confidence in the future. They stressed that the process of preparation and holding of presidential elections carried out in full compliance with national legislation and international democratic principles, and called on the voters to take an active part in the upcoming March 29 elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

source: www.uza.uz



Hotamjon Ketmonov's meeting with voters of Kashkadarya region


Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Hotamjon Ketmonov March 10 met voters in Kashkadarya region. 

The meeting was opened by the Chairman of the 13th Kashkadarya district election commission on elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan I.Djuraev. Candidate's trustee for President O.Ravshanov familiarized participants with the biography of the candidate. 

Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Hotamjon Ketmonov a speech, informed the audience with his election program. 

In the pre-election program of the candidate outlines measures to strengthen further work to prevent dependency attitude among the population in terms of social support, encourage proactive citizens support their work and entrepreneurship, as well as maintaining full employment in enterprises that provide stable jobs with decent wages paid. As priorities identified the need to expand the network of rural medical stations in remote areas, providing convenient and quick access of the population to primary health care, improving the quality of domestic goods and services, expanding export opportunities for enterprises, further strengthening the competitive environment conducive to the improvement of the population's solvency. 

At the meeting, the chairman of the Karshi City Council of People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan R.Murtazayev, teacher Mubarek socio-economic Professional College N.Umirova, chief physician Karshi third of clinic M.Bozorova and others expressed their opinion on the program of the candidate and called on voters to active participation in the upcoming March 29 elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

source: www.uza.uz



South Korean experts on the presidential elections in Uzbekistan


Time is running out to the main political event of the year in Uzbekistan - Election of the President. In this regard, the reporter Agency "Jahon" in Seoul asked the opinion of representatives of the expert and analytical circles of South Korea on the significance of this important event in the future of democratic renewal and modernization of our country. 

Park Byong Ok, a member of the Korean Council on Foreign Relations: 

- As part of the regularly organized in the Republic of Korea "round tables", briefings, seminars and various information evenings, we get detailed information about the preparations for the presidential elections, as well as the achievements of Uzbekistan in democratic and socioeconomic reforms. 

In my opinion, the upcoming presidential elections will be an important step towards further strengthening the state of Uzbekistan. 

I am also pleasantly surprised by the scale and level of bilateral relations between the two countries, which began to develop rapidly since the establishment of diplomatic relations. 

I believe that the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea, based on the rich history and good traditions will continue to develop mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation in all areas. 

Kim Jae-Bo, associate director of the Institute for International Political Studies, Former Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in India: 

- We follow closely all developments in your country since independence. In my opinion, created in Uzbekistan legal framework, as well as the positive experience of previous elections give us every reason to believe that the presidential election will be held fairly, in the spirit of openness and fairness. 

I hope that the productive cooperation between Uzbekistan and South Korea will be expanded in the future - this fully meets the interests of our peoples. 

IA "Jahon", Seoul



Michael Bird: "Uzbekistan - a reliable and time-tested partner"


During the active preparation for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan correspondent of IA "Jahon" spoke with the regional director of the British Council for Europe and Central Asia Michael Bird and asked his views on the prospects of cooperation with Uzbekistan. 

- Every time I enthusiastically arrives in your country - shared interlocutor. 
- Uzbekistan, being a young nation, pays great attention to the development of education sphere. A vivid example is the sequence of reforms in this area, including one of the most recent - the introduction of English language in the early grades. 

Another confirmation of the commitment to the improvement of this sector of Uzbekistan was the participation of the Minister of Higher and Secondary Education of your country at the World Education Forum, which was held earlier this year in London. It facilitated the exchange of British and international experience, and also provided an opportunity to discuss important projects and further steps to enhance cooperation. 

An important determinant of my opinion on cooperation with Uzbekistan, is that your country - a reliable, time-tested partner, which we fully trust. 

The British Council operates in Uzbekistan for nearly 20 years, and as well as other international organizations working in the country, we have built our business on trust, establish a constructive relationship with the Government and educational institutions of Uzbekistan. 

I am familiar with impressive numbers and achievements of the republic in the field of education, including indicators of universities with which we continue to cooperate. I think that we are on the threshold of a new stage in the development of Uzbekistan, which is right on the chosen path. 

All of the above is the cause of my sincere and warm attitude towards Uzbekistan, in which I am always happy to come. 

IA "Jahon", London



FEC NEWS: "Presidential elections of Uzbekistan - the basis of a prosperous future of the country and the people"


In the March issue of the monthly newspaper FEC NEWS (Japan) published an article entitled "Presidential elections of Uzbekistan - the basis of a prosperous future of the country and the people." 

The article notes that at present the country is carried out systematic work on the preparations for the presidential elections on 29 March 2015. In this regard, in country created all the conditions for their organization in accordance with national legislation and international standards. 

The author stresses that the election campaign in 2015 for the election of the President of our country goes into a qualitatively new socio-political and socio-economic conditions, significantly increased inter-party competition, political and civic activity of the population. 

The article reported that a clear confirmation of the increased level of political activity, legal and political culture of the population was the election of 2014 to the Oliy Majlis, regional, district and city councils of people's deputies. Their results demonstrated a commitment to the country and people to the building of a democratic state, where the main objective is put forward to ensure the interests, rights and freedoms. 

The article also refers to the adoption in Uzbekistan legislation in this area, aimed at strict observance of electoral rights of citizens on the basis of the principles of fairness, openness and transparency, the creation of the necessary conditions for voters to participate freely in the elections and political parties, presidential candidates - wide and equal opportunities during the election campaign. 

In addition, the author provides detailed information about the number of educated constituencies and regions. In particular, the Central Election Commission within the administrative borders of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regions of the country and the city of Tashkent formed 14 constituencies and 9058 polling stations for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 44 polling stations established at the diplomatic missions of the Republic of Uzbekistan in foreign countries. 

In conclusion, the author notes that the holding of presidential elections on a high institutional level and the manifestation of its citizens active life and political position will further deepen the ongoing consistent democratic reforms in Uzbekistan. 

IA "Jahon", Tokyo



Issues of preparation and holding of presidential elections in Uzbekistan were discussed at the "round table" in Latvia


The results of large-scale socio-political and socio-economic reforms carried out in Uzbekistan were discussed during the "round table" in Riga, organized by the Embassy of the republic in Latvia. 

At the event with participation of representatives of a number of deputies of the Latvian Seim was provided information on the steps taken in this country to further strengthen democratic reforms, civil society, the improvement of the constitutional provisions aimed at an even distribution of powers between all branches of government. 

During the "round table", special attention is paid to the ongoing work on the preparation and conduct of the upcoming March 29 elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

It was noted that during the years of independence, Uzbekistan has pursued a strategy of phased and consecutive reform of the electoral system, the creation of organizational, legal and technical conditions for the free and active participation of citizens and political parties in solving the major problems of socio-economic development and social construction. 

At the same time the main stages of the evolution of the electoral system of the country were highlighted, the main principles of which are multi-party system, alternatively, democracy, openness and transparency of the elections. 

Deputy Speaker of the Seim of Latvia Inese Libina-Egnere expressed gratitude to the Uzbek side for the invitation to visit Uzbekistan to observe the presidential elections. 

- I am honored to lead a delegation of the Seim of Latvia, which intends to visit Uzbekistan to participate in such an important event in the political life of the country. Indeed, in many respects, the outcome of the upcoming elections will depend on the way in which Uzbekistan will be further developed to achieve the originally chosen and approved by the lofty goals. 

According to her, in the EU countries, including Latvia, Uzbekistan is considered as a key state in Central Asia, is the guarantor of peace and stability in the region. - These estimates are based on an objective vision of many high-ranking politicians and prominent international experts, - she said. 

Inese Libina-Egnere believes that the creation of a solid economic fundamentals and a stable political situation allowed Uzbekistan deliberately and effectively implement reforms and transformations aimed at balancing all branches of government, strengthening the role of Parliament and the transfer of the powers of the President, the construction of the state with the best democratic values ​​and the formation of a strong civil society. 

She noted that the stability and high socio-economic indicators of development achieved over the years of independence, became a vivid reflection of the practical results of democratic changes and reforms in the country in order to protect the rights, freedoms and interests, building a democratic state and strong civil society. 

- As a professional I'm interested in the experience of Uzbekistan in the further democratization and liberalization of state power and administration, strengthening the constitutional provisions to ensure the independence and autonomy of the judiciary, freedom of expression and information, freedom of choice and the development of the electoral system, civil institutions. 

In my opinion, the amendments to the Constitution of Uzbekistan in the sphere of state-building, of course, provided a further optimization of the President, the parliament, the government, the development of mechanisms of checks and balances between the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government. 

A significant increase in the role of the Oliy Majlis, representative bodies on the ground in the government, greater independence and powers increase the accountability of the executive branch for the unconditional implementation and further strengthening the effectiveness of the adopted laws. 

I can not disagree with the view that, in general established legal framework has become, especially in the context of the ongoing worldwide financial and economic crisis, an important factor for sustainable socio-economic development of the country. In Uzbekistan, for the past 10 years, the rate of growth of gross domestic product is no less than 8 percent. Rapidly growing industrial production, investment and real incomes. 

We appreciate the achievements of Uzbekistan and fully support the republic in the intended direction of its development. 

Taking this opportunity I congratulate the leadership of the country, my Uzbek colleagues and the people of Uzbekistan with the upcoming spring festival updates and warmth "Navruz". I wish Uzbekistan to strengthen stability and peace, happiness and prosperity", - said the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Latvia Inese Libina-Egnere. 

IA "Jahon", Riga



"Shabab al-Nil": "Elections will be held at traditional high activity of citizens"


In the regular issue of the Egyptian newspaper "Shabab al-Nil" (Youth of Egypt) published an article "The upcoming election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan". 

In it chairman of the Egyptian-Uzbek Friendship Society in Alexandria, CEO of Sakar Groups, Rufat Sakar inform the Arab audience on active preparatory work of the Central Election Commission (CEC) for the presidential elections in our country to be held on March 29 this year. 

The article provides statistics about the number of voters in 14 electoral districts of Republic, in accordance with the administrative division of regions and the Republic of Karakalpakstan. 

As the newspaper writes, to participate in the election of the President admitted all existing political parties in Uzbekistan - the Liberal Democratic Party, the People's Democratic Party, the Democratic Party "Milly Tiklanish" and the Social Democratic Party "Adolat", which have submitted to the CEC the full package of necessary documents.

It is reported that the presidential candidates in the electoral campaign, traveled to different regions of the country, where they held a fruitful meeting with voters. 

In conclusion the author expresses confidence that the elections will be held with the President of Uzbekistan traditionally high activity of citizens on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot. 

IA "Jahon", Cairo



The Chinese press: "There is an active election campaign in Uzbekistan"


On the pages of the Chinese newspaper "Dongfang Tszabao" (East Morning) published an article "The presidential candidates are actively involved in the election campaign in Uzbekistan". 

It provides detailed information about the candidates for President of Uzbekistan and their election platforms. It is reported that at the moment in the country there is an active campaign, continue to meet the candidates for the post of head of state voters. 

Particular attention is given to the publication of a level playing field for each candidate, in particular, provide for 900 minutes of airtime on state radio and TV channels, as well as up to 10 bands in the national periodicals. 

The article also refers to preparations for the vote. In this context, refers to the formation of 9058 polling stations, including 44 at the offices of the Republic of Uzbekistan in foreign countries. It is noted that for these raised portions 90 thousand. 

In general, the publication has enabled the Chinese public to know more about the electoral process in our country, as well as the results of the democratic reforms to build a strong civil society in Uzbekistan. 

IA "Jahon", Shanghai



Preparations for the elections


At polling stations on the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan continues preparations for the important socio-political process. 

Active preparation and at the polling station number 629 at Yakkasaray district of the capital. 

- In accordance with the national legislation in precinct of distric election commission selected non-partisan citizens, valued and respected by the public and well versed in election law - says the chairman of the precinct election commission Rano Nosirova. - They introduce living in this territory of citizens with the essence and meaning of the law, order and rules of the election, periodicals, as a result its increased legal literacy of the population, especially of young people. 

Compiled lists of voters and approved by the chairman and secretary of the election commission. This list includes all the citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan, permanently or temporarily residing in the area and on the day of elections have reached the age of 18. According to the list on election day 3199 citizens living in the street Shota Rustaveli and the array Kushbegi using their constitutional right to vote for the further development and bright future of our country. 

At a polling station all the conditions for the holding of elections at the highest organizational level. It will provide posters with information about the candidates, laws, applicable regulations, literature, and is equipped with modern communication facilities, cabins, ballot boxes, as well as computers and other equipment for the work of the committee members. 

In accordance with the requirements of the electoral law prepared by mother and child room, medical office. 

- Medical office on election day will act from the early morning - said the nurse Lola Abdumuminova. - It will provide the necessary facilities and amenities that will facilitate the provision, if necessary, fast and high-quality health care. 

Creating the conditions for holding elections according to international standards is an important factor of deepening democratic reforms and formation of a strong civil society, enhancing the sense of responsibility and ownership of citizens to the ongoing reforms in the country and updates. 

- In the upcoming March 29 elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, every citizen of our country will fulfill its constitutional duty, - noted the chairman of mahalla Kushbegi Hakimjon Umirov. - Mahalla activists take part in creating the necessary conditions for the voting electorate.

IA "Jahon"



Member of the Latvian Seim Inguna Sudraba: "Presidential elections in Uzbekistan will be held against the background of rapid socio-economic progress of country"


In Riga held a seminar organized by the Embassy of our country in the Republic of Latvia, dedicated to the upcoming March 29 elections President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the results of the parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan. 

It was attended by members of the Seim (Parliament), representatives of the socio-political, non-governmental organizations, print and electronic media of Latvia. 

Participants were briefed on the preparations for the presidential elections and the results of the recent parliamentary elections in our country. 

During the workshop, it was noted that upcoming presidential elections will be attended by candidates from all political parties in Uzbekistan - the Liberal Democratic Party, the People's Democratic Party, the Democratic Party "Milly Tiklanish", the Social Democratic Party "Adolat". 

Participants also were informed on broad and equal opportunities established for candidates to use media sector. It was noted that in purpose of pre-election campaign they are granted an equal volume of airtime and a platform for communicating to voters and the public on their election programs. 

Leader of  party "From heart for Latvia", a member of the Latvian Seim Inguna Sudraba noted that the elections for the post of head of state is a very important political event in the life of the Uzbek people. 

- This event will determine the future of the formation of the country, will be a continuation and deepening of democratic reforms and socio-economic reforms. 

We are interested in further expansion and strengthening of the Uzbek-Latvian relations in all directions. It is gratifying that Uzbekistan at the present stage of its development is becoming stronger and more prosperous state, enters in a row of the fastest growing young states with indicators of sustainable economic growth. 

On our initiative and with the support of all political forces represented in the Latvian parliament, the Seim of Latvia recently created Inter-Parliamentary Group for Cooperation with Uzbekistan, consisting of 58 deputies. This is more than half of the members of parliament. 

Uzbekistan is one of the key determinants of regional powers. Therefore, in Latvia are closely monitoring ongoing processes in your country and with you we rejoice at your achievements and successes. On the basis of statistical data on Uzbekistan would like to note that the presidential elections will take place against the background of rapid socio-economic progress of the country, including the deepening of democratic processes and improve the standard of living of the population of Uzbekistan. 

In this regard, I sincerely wish the Uzbek people successful presidential elections, as well as all the best and prosperity. 

IA "Jahon", Riga



In Spanish Granada was discussed the course of the election campaign of the President of Uzbekistan


In the Spanish city of Granada held a seminar on "Uzbekistan on the eve of the presidential election". The event was organized by the Embassy of our country in Spain and one of the oldest universities in Europe - University of Granada. 

The workshop introduced participants - representatives of the administration of Granada, experts, representatives of the faculty and students of the University of Granada to the current political and economic situation in Uzbekistan, as well as the processes of development of democratic institutions and civil society. 

For the attention of gathered was demonstrated information about the course of the election campaign for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the election programs of candidates approved by the Central Election Commission. 

Great interest among the Spanish audience was such aspects of the electoral system and practice in Uzbekistan as part of political parties in the political life, especially in legislation and campaign finance, the role of the Central Election Commission in the organization of elections and others. 

- Provision of social and political stability and continuity of reforms in a difficult regional environment continues to be the key to a successful democratic transformation of Uzbekistan - said the Professor at Faculty of Law of University of Granada Juan Gutires Alonso in an interview with a reporter Agency "Jahon". - In my opinion, the importance of the upcoming presidential election in Uzbekistan should be reviewed in the light of the need to continue the ongoing reforms. Scheduled for March 29 presidential elections are held in a multi-party system, openness and transparency. I am convinced that their results will serve as further evidence to support the population by a state policy. 



Islam Karimov meets voters in Jizzakh and Syrdarya regions


Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on March 5 met voters in Jizzakh region, reports National Information Agency.

The meeting was opened by the chairman of the 4th Jizzakh district election commission for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan A.Sattorov. 

Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov made a speech about his election program. 

The program identifies the main priorities for the comprehensive development of our country. In particular, technological innovation in industry and its structural changes, creating favorable conditions for development of small business and private entrepreneurship, reducing the share of government in the economy, increasing soil fertility and the introduction of modern agricultural technologies in agriculture, conversion of farms in multidisciplinary, expansion of localization program, improve the investment environment, the consistent rise in living standards, strengthening cooperation with all countries, peace and stability in our country. 

Socio-economic development of our country can be seen on the example of Jizzakh region. In the cities and regions of the construction of new enterprises and facilities of a modern infrastructure. In a special industrial zone "Jizzakh" at such large industrial facilities, as Jizzakh cement plant, the Uzbek-German joint venture "Jizzakh plasteks" to produce competitive products that are in demand in domestic and foreign markets. 

In 2014, the enterprises of the region were exported products to 45.6 million dollars. With a view to the structural transformation of the region's economy in industry implemented 237 projects in agriculture - 197, in the service sector - more than 700 projects. 

Carried out in Jizzakh based on a master plan creative work being built in rural areas modern houses on standard projects and social facilities completely change the look of the area. 

Cadet Jizzakh Higher Military Aviation School A.Akbarov, chief editor of "Jizzakh ovozi" A.Inomov and others noted that Jizzakh in the years of independence turned into an industrial region, conducted a huge building and creative work is the improvement of living standards of people change their outlook . It was stressed that the preparation for the presidential election is in full compliance with national legislation and international democratic principles. 

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On the same day, the presidential candidate of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met voters in Syrdarya region. 

The meeting was opened by the chairman of the 8th Syrdarya district election commission for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sh.Mamatkulov. 

Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov made a speech at the meeting. 

In the pre-election program of the candidate of the main directions of deepening the large-scale reforms implemented in the way of the ultimate goal - the further improvement of our country, qualitative renewal of all spheres of life. It sets out such important tasks as an occupation worthy place among developed countries in the world, providing a dynamic economic growth of our country due to modern industries, further development of private property and entrepreneurship, the revision of the state's share in the economy, land improvement and increase of productivity, consistent support farmers' movement, expansion of localization program, improving the investment environment. The priority areas are also provided employment, enhancing the quality of life of the population, the strengthening of cooperation with foreign countries. 

In Syrdarya region in recent years, the gross regional product grew by 1.8 times, industrial production - by 1.5 times. At such enterprises as JV "Peng Sheng", "The River Honey Farm", LLC "Bahtteksfarm" increases the volume of production of competitive products. 

In the area in recent years, involved more than 4 thousand points of services. Dynamic pace developed service sector, in particular, computer programming, communication and information, finance, tourism and others. Ongoing prospective projects in the field of irrigation and land reclamation can improve productivity in agriculture. Increased the scale of health and social services in rural areas are built modern housing estates with all the facilities, thereby increasing the level and quality of life. 

Champion of Uzbekistan and the Asian Taekwondo, laureate of State Prize "Zulfiya" D.Holdjigitova, head of the farm "Shodlik" of Syrdarya region B.Mirzakulov and others noted that a lot of work done to promote social and economic stability in our country, the development of the economy, raising the profile of Uzbekistan in the international arena. It was noted that the process of preparation and holding of presidential elections is carried out at a high level, in full accordance with democratic principles. The speakers called on voters to actively participate in the upcoming March 29 elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan 

IA "Jahon"



Mieczyslaw Bigoshevski: "I am confident that elections in Uzbekistan will be held in accordance with democratic standards"


On the threshold of an important socio-political events in Uzbekistan - the presidential elections, representatives of the international community to share their experiences and assessments of these positive developments in our country. Thus, in an interview with news agency "Jahon" Deputy Chairman of the Youth and Sports Olympic Committee of the Republic of Poland Mieczyslaw Bigoshevski noted significant achievements in the life of Uzbek society. 

- On the occasion of the forthcoming presidential elections to be held later this month, the preparation of which is known to be entered into the active phase, I want to wish them a successful and worthy choice in favor of a candidate who will contribute to the further development of the country and its future prosperity. There is no doubt that this is the most important political event in Uzbekistan will be held at the highest organizational level, in accordance with the provisions of the national electoral laws and international democratic standards. 

Being a witness to the last presidential election, in which I am honored to be among the international observers say that if they were open and held on a democratic basis. Watching with interest the development of the country in recent years, I want to note a significant increase not only in socio-economic, and legislative directions. 

Speaking about the achievements of Uzbekistan in the sphere of youth policy and sports, traced care and attention to young people from the leadership and the government of your country. High performance of many athletes in international competitions of the republic and other major competitions are a clear proof of that. 

I want to emphasize that for us its enjoyable to maintain contacts with your athletes, including wrestlers. 

IA "Jahon", Warsaw



The CIS observation Mission arrived in Uzbekistan

The long-term group of Observation Mission from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), headed by the first deputy chairman of the CIS Executive Committee Vladimir Garkun arrived in Uzbekistan.

 

By the invitation of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan the CIS observation Mission will monitor the progress of preparation and conduct of presidential elections.

 

The CEC held a meeting with members of the Observation Mission. The Chairman of Central Election Commission M.Abdusalomov acquainted the guests with the election campaign of 2015, which pass openly and publicly in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the laws on elections and adopted by the CEC Program of main measures on preparing and conducting of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

 

Members of the long-term group of the CIS Observation Mission also have been acquainted with the progress of the election campaign of candidates for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It was noted that equal conditions for election campaigning and the use of media created for them.

 

During the event, it was emphasized that in order to coordinate the activity of observers from CIS in Tashkent begin its activity headquarters of Mission, which will hold the necessary measures related to the organization of observation. The functions of headquarters of Mission will include the collection, processing and analysis of materials about the electoral process, legal examination of the electoral legislation and monitoring of information programs and television broadcasts, as well as of print media, meetings at the campaign headquarters of candidates.

 

At the meeting was also noted that the Commonwealth of Independent States observation Mission in its statement on the results of monitoring the preparation and conduct of the parliamentary elections in 2014 concluded that a consistent improvement of electoral legislation have created the necessary legal framework for the conducting open, free and democratic elections. The elections were held in full compliance with the requirements of the Constitution, the current electoral legislation and universally recognized international and democratic legal norms, on the basis of multi-party, competitive, transparent, open and ensured the free expression of the will of citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

 

On the result of meeting, members of the Observation Mission were given the mandate of a due form, which give them the right to participate in all events on the preparations and conduct of elections, as well as be at the polling stations on Election Day and during counting of votes.

 

Republican Press Center on Covering

the Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan


Meetings in the campaign headquarters of candidates

In the campaign headquarters of candidate for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan it was held a meeting with representatives of the OSCE ODIHR Election Observation Mission, headed by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Cayetana de Zulueta.

 

During the meeting it was noted that, in accordance with the legislation the registered candidates for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the four political parties have been conducting their election campaign in accordance with the electoral legislation. Election campaign began on 14 February and is now actively continuing.

 

Election programs of candidates include various aspects of social and political life and socio-economic development of the country. Candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan are provided with equal opportunities to acquaint voters with their election programs through electronic and print media, as well as by organizing meetings with voters in all 14 electoral districts. In order to clarify the main directions of their election programs candidates are using billboards, printed materials, meetings with voters, the possibility of political advertising and the media, including the party publications.

 

Candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and their trustees are provided with equal airtime and print space in the central and regional media, respectively, per 900 and 180 minutes of airtime and 10 and 5 printed bands.

 

The OSCE ODIHR Observation Mission was informed about the activities of the campaign headquarters of candidates, in particular on the ongoing work to make up a list of observers from political parties.

 

They also exchanged views on various aspects of the election campaign, which is conducted in an open and transparent manner on the basis of democratic principles of multiplicity of parties, alternativeness and free expression of opinion.

 

Republican Press Center on Covering

the Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan


The meetings of OSCE/ODIHR Observation Mission

On March 10, 2015 at the Senate of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan it was held a meeting with representatives of the OSCE ODIHR Election Observation Mission, headed by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Cayetana de Zulueta.

 

Greeting the guests, Deputy Chairman of the Senate of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Svetlana Artikova emphasized that since independence it has been accumulated a positive experience for democratic elections that meet international electoral standards. Continuous improvement of the electoral legislation aim at further strengthening the guarantees of electoral rights of citizens, improving the national practice of organizing the elections.

 

Guests were acquainted with the activity of the upper house of parliament, which since January this year, functions in the new composition.

 

It was noted that in the country has consistently strengthened mechanisms for the realization of the constitutional principle of separation of powers into the legislative, executive and judiciary, improved the system of checks and balances, widening the powers and controlling functions of representative government in the center and in the regions.

 

Thus, democratic reforms have notably increased the role and significance of the parliament in the system of state power, strengthened its position and opportunities in the formation and realization of internal and foreign policy.

 

In turn, the head of the OSCE ODIHR Observation Mission Cayetana de Zulueta, expressing gratitude for the warm welcome at the Senate, emphasized that the forthcoming elections undoubtedly are an important political event in the socio-political life of the country.

 

The activity of OSCE ODIHR will enhance openness and transparency of the electoral process, its conduct in accordance with the national electoral legislation, international standards and norms.

 

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On the same day, representatives of the OSCE ODIHR Election Observation Mission met with the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan Bakhtiyar Mirbabaev.

 

During the meeting was noted the importance of the amendments and additions to electoral legislation in the framework of Concept of further deepening of democratic reforms and formation of civil society in the country. In particular, they discussed the amendments to Article 117 of the Constitution, according to which legal guarantees of the independence of the Central Election Commission as a constitutional body responsible for organizing and conducting elections were significantly strengthened.

 

It was emphasized that the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan is being held in full compliance with the standards and requirements of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

 

The guests were acquainted with the activity of the Constitutional Court, including the order of establishment, legal status and power of the court, the main principles of constitutional proceedings and other aspects. It was also announced the information on the process and results of judicial reforms conducted in the country.

 

The meeting was held in the manner of open dialogue and detail exchange of views.


Republican Press Center on Covering

the Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan


The meeting at the Central Election Commission


The Central Election Commission held a meeting with representatives of the OSCE ODIHR Election Observation Mission, headed by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Cayetana de Zulueta.

 

Greeting the guests Chairman of the CEC M.Abdusalomov underline that cooperation between the Central Election Commission and the OSCE ODIHR is successfully developing and giving positive results. It was noted that in the Final Report of OSCE ODIHR Election Observation Mission, published on February 24 on the website of the OSCE, it was given the conclusion that the parliamentary elections of 2014 in Uzbekistan were organized competently, CEC took active measures to increase transparency of its work and inform the public about the election. It also emphasizes that amendments have been made to the electoral legislation of Uzbekistan by taking into account some recommendations of the OSCE ODIHR, which include more detailed rules on election campaigning and voting procedures.

 

Cayetana de Zulueta informs that at present time long-term observers of the OSCE ODIHR operate in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, the city of Tashkent, Samarkand, Fergana and Bukhara and other regions of the country, members of mission meet with representatives of political parties, candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, members of district and precinct election commissions for elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as with heads of ministries and departments.

 

The members of OSCE ODIHR Observers Mission were acquainted with the activities of the Central Election Commission in the framework of realization of the Programme of main measures on preparing and conducting of Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan scheduled for 29 March this year.

 

Republican Press Center on Covering

the Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan



Workshop for members of precinct election commissions

These days, the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the district election commissions hold regional workshops for members of precinct election commissions for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

 

The workshops are aimed at further improving the legal knowledge of election commission members and enriching of their skills for the efficient organization of election commissions’ activity.

 

One of these events has been held at the Republican Press Center on Covering the Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan for members of precinct election commissions of Tashkent region.

 

The chairman of the Central Election Commission M. Abdusalomov emphasized that the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan is an important political event. The task of preparing and conducting the elections on the basis of democratic principles is entrusted with the great responsibility on precinct election commissions.

 

The Central Election Commission’s chairman highlighted the urgent questions of election commissions for the preparing and conducting of presidential elections. It was noted that all events are held in strict compliance with the Program of main measures on preparing and conducting of the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The activity of all electoral commissions in the system of election commissions for the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, organized on the basis of democratic principles such as independence, legality, collegiality, openness, fairness, ensuring the availability of an independent opinion of the commission members.

 

During the workshop the reports were heard on the tasks of the precinct election commissions, the organization of early voting and voting on Election Day, the role of international observers in the electoral process, to ensure openness and transparency of the election campaign.

 

At the workshop, experts spoke of the significance of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the national electoral legislation, the organization of elections at a high democratic level, the creation of favorable conditions for voters in the regions.

 

At the workshop it was took into account that the precinct election commissions are the most important link in the electoral process, special attention was paid to conduct the voting on the basis of legal requirements, work with international and domestic observers, media representatives and other matters related to the activities of the precinct election commissions.

 

The workshop participants received answers to their questions. They also got acquainted with the activities of the Republican Press Center on Covering the Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

 

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the Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan


The community of nations acquainted with the preparations for the presidential elections in Uzbekistan


In the Palace of Nations in Geneva (Switzerland) held a briefing on the upcoming election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It was attended by representatives of the diplomatic corps and international organizations, the Swiss political, expert and analytical circles and the media. 

The event participants got acquainted with the information about the organizational and practical aspects of the preparation and conduct of elections, ensuring equal opportunities for candidates to bring to the public their election programs, significance of upcoming elections for the further sustainable development of Uzbekistan, preservation of peace and stability not only in the country but also in the region of Central Asia as a whole. 

It was noted that the current election campaign passes in conditions of a revitalization of political parties activities and improvement of inter-party competition. This is confirmed by the nomination of all four political parties of their candidates for election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

The participants were also informed about the measures taken to ensure transparency and openness of the electoral process, in particular the invitation of international observers from foreign countries and international organizations. 

At briefing there was also presented information on the socio-economic achievements of the country's independence and economic development priorities for the current year, including, in the light of its declaration in Uzbekistan as "Year of attention and care for the senior generation". 

Following the event, the correspondent of IA "Jahon" talked with some of its participants. 

Thus, the president of the diplomatic community in Geneva, Robert Bloom praised the measures to strengthen the role of parliament, political parties and improve the electoral legislation, which demonstrate a commitment to democratic way of development of Uzbekistan. He noted that the recent parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan were organized at a high level, which is also confirmed by the report of the OSCE / ODIHR. 

Speaking about the upcoming presidential elections, interlocutor suggested that the nomination of candidates from all four political parties is an important step toward building a democracy based on pluralism of political opinions. He also praised the positive attention paid by the Central Election Commission to ensuring transparency and openness in the process of preparing, conducting and summarizing of presidential elections by a wide coverage of the election campaign in media and inviting international observers. 

Sharing his impressions about Uzbekistan on his visit to the country in December last year, the honorary mayor of Geneva P.Muller underlined the processes of socio-economic development and democratization of governance by empowering bicameral parliament and enhancing the role of political parties. According to him, visiting Uzbekistan, he became acquainted with the unique historical and cultural heritage of the Uzbek people, felt the warmth of its hospitality, witnessed inter-ethnic and inter-religious harmony in multinational country, the availability of enormous economic and tourist potential. As vice-president of the international environmental organization "Green Cross International" P.Muller also praised measures taken in the republic to solve urgent problems of environmental protection by encouraging the participation of the environmental movement of Uzbekistan in lawmaking activity. 

In his opinion, conduct of upcoming elections of the President of Uzbekistan in accordance with international standards is of great importance for the further promotion of democratic processes and sustainable development of the country. In this context, the European observers are paying close attention to the current election campaign, in particular, the establishment of equal conditions for all presidential candidates. 

Honorary Mayor of Geneva also expressed support for expansion of trade and economic cooperation and cultural ties between Switzerland and Uzbekistan. 

In her speech, Vice President of Foreign Press Association in Switzerland K.Fiankan-Bokonga noted that Uzbekistan amazed her with its rapid development, cultural diversity and active processes of economic and political modernization. She stressed the importance of passing since December last year election cycle to update the democratic institutions to further sustainable development of the country. K.Fiankan-Bokonga commended improvements to the electoral law and practice, enhancement of the legal culture and political activity of citizens, including women, as well as extensive coverage of the election campaign in the media. She mentioned that participation in the observation of the forthcoming presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan representatives of political parties, the media, experts from international organizations and foreign countries will contribute to ensuring their transparency, openness and democracy in accordance with international standards. 

Information presented at briefing on the current political and socio-economic development of Uzbekistan aroused interest among the audience. In the interactive discussion, they positively assessed the efforts to modernize the country, infrastructure renewal, as well as peace and stability in Central Asia. 

IA "Jahon", Geneva



Israeli experts: "Uzbekistan has established democratic and efficient electoral system"


In Tel Aviv, a "round table" on "The legal framework for open and democratic elections: experience of Uzbekistan", organized by the Embassy of our country in Israel, together with the Institute of the CIS countries and Eastern Europe. 

It was attended by members of parliament, representatives of political, scientific, expert and analytical circles, as well as a number of journalists Israeli media. 

The participants were thoroughly familiar with the national electoral system of Uzbekistan, the preparations for the presidential elections. They also received detailed information on the main indicators of socio-economic development of the country in 2014 and priorities of economic program for the current year. 

The participants' attention was focused on the phased implementation of the relevant paragraphs of the state program "Year of attention and care for the senior generation." 

Speaking in course of a "round table" Israeli experts were unanimous in their opinion that in Uzbekistan for years of independence an effective electoral system that fully complies with international standards. 

A.Cinker, director of the Institute of CIS countries and Eastern Europe: 

- The country conducted systematic work to radically reform the political system, one of the most important areas which was the formation of democratic suffrage. Serious package of legislative changes and additions contributed to the further liberalization of the electoral process, strengthen the role and status of political parties in the country have formed the most transparent electoral system. 

B.Birenbaum, professor of the Faculty of Humanities University of Jerusalem: 

- Improvement of the electoral system is consistent, taking into account the real historical conditions, national characteristics and mentality, as well as the level of development of social and political activity of the population. 

In the transition to a multiparty system in Uzbekistan is largely increased the role of parties in the political life of society. As an independent institution, they began to play a larger role in the organization and implementation of state power. 

V.Mesamed, professor at the Institute of Asian and African University of Jerusalem: 

- The country has adopted a series of measures to create the necessary legal framework to ensure the most important principle of democracy - the right choice, free will of citizens. In accordance with the Law "On the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan" was formed independent body to carry out the implementation of the democratic principles of the electoral system. Legally settled its legal status, powers and place in the vertical of government agencies. 

It is safe to state that Uzbekistan has established democratic and efficient electoral system. It is based on international law and conforms to the recognized standards.

M.Lure, editor in chief of the news agency "Cursor": 

- In Uzbekistan, the first years of independence, the most important task of formation and development of national statehood was determined to strengthen the role of the legislative branch. As part of this process is constantly improving the country's parliamentary system, which today is a separate and independent branch of government that affect the adoption and implementation of government decisions. 

The development of modern parliamentarism - one of the key areas of public policy for the further democratization of the country. Reforms in this crucial area carried out in accordance with international legal standards, on the basis of historical heritage, values ​​and traditions of Uzbek people. 

I am confident that the upcoming presidential elections in Uzbekistan will be the next phase in the implementation of the concept of state building strong democratic state and civil society. 

Let's note that in the framework of an information evening was also a documentary film about the "Uzbek model" of development and achievements of our country over the years of independence. 

IA "Jahon", Tel Aviv



Briefing in Paris


The Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in France held a briefing on the upcoming election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as the socio-economic development of the country in 2014 and the main priorities of economic program for 2015. 

It was attended by representatives of political, expert and business circles of France, international organizations and diplomatic corps accredited in Paris. They were informed about the preparations for the upcoming presidential elections in Uzbekistan, carried out under the leadership of the CEC, and its work on the organization of this important political event. 

It was noted that the forthcoming elections will be held in conditions of significantly increased inter-party competition, political and civic activity of the population of Uzbekistan. 

The briefing participants were provided information on the organization of the electoral process, including formation of electoral districts, participation of political parties in elections and nomination of their candidates. 

At the same time, gathered audience reviewed the results of reforms to liberalize the economy, made by the Republic in 2014, macroeconomic indicators, as well as the prospects of development of trade and economic and investment potential of Uzbekistan. 

In particular, it was noted that, despite the uncertainty of the world market, the global financial and economic crisis and its consequences, in past year Uzbekistan managed to ensure high and stable economic growth. Similar results have been achieved through the implementation of a balanced, well-thought, designed for long-term policy of modernization and diversification of the economy, creating jobs and improving the welfare of citizens. 

It was emphasized that the most important tool of a dynamic and balanced economic growth is an active, targeted investment policy. In this regard, it was noted that an important aspect of economic relations between Uzbekistan and France could be expansion of cooperation in the field of agriculture, agro-industrial and chemical complexes, livestock, construction materials, automotive, textile industry, tourism and others. 

As the most important priorities of the economy for next years were indicated increasing its competitiveness, deepening structural reforms, widespread adoption of information and communication technologies in the leading sectors of the country, reduction of state involvement in the economy and a fundamental change in approaches to corporate governance. 

Addressing the gathered, 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 Uzbekistan is one of the few countries in the world, where over the past few years kept a steady growth of GDP. 

- This deserves special positive assessment in a situation of ongoing financial and economic difficulties worldwide, - he said. - After all, no wonder they say - "the truth is always in numbers". And the evidence of this is the result of socio-economic development of Uzbekistan for 2014 - GDP growth and industrial output by more than 8%, as well as other indicators. 

I would like to draw attention to the fact that the state budget of Uzbekistan was executed with a surplus of 0.2%, while the income tax rate decreased from 9 to 8%. For comparison - in France, the tax rate is 45%, and government spending - 57% of GDP. On average, across Europe, these figures are equal to 39%. 

It is no exaggeration to say that we are witnessing a large-scale reforms in all areas, which led to the comprehensive improvement of the life of the Uzbek people, which has a rich cultural and historical heritage. 

In this regard, I can confidently say that the implementation of the objectives for 2015, announced in Uzbekistan "Year of attention and care for the senior generation", of course, serve to further improve the level and quality of life in the country. 

President of MHB Co. Helen Berard said that she had first visit to our country in 1999 and since that time had been carefully observed and noted its confident and consistent development. 

- This is facilitated by a number of these important factors - she listed. - One of the first - it's peace and quiet, secured in the country thanks to well thought-out, balanced and wise policy of the state's leadership. Another important factor - it's huge human and intellectual potential. Indeed, about 40% of the population are children under the age of 16 years, over 60 per cent - are young people under the age of 30 years. In this regard, strong social policy conducted in Uzbekistan is commendable, as well as created conditions for the harmonious development of young people and increase their intellectual potential. 

As noted project manager for the Caucasus and Central Asia, the Balkans and Turkey of French enterprises movement MEDEF Bogdan Fertchak, further implementation of the programs in Uzbekistan on modernization, technical and technological renewal of production, especially the sectors producing competitive products with high added value, serves to French businesses as a call for establishment of a fruitful and mutually beneficial partnership. Its new directions, in his opinion, could be agriculture, chemical industry, telecommunications, health care and other areas. 

- In our joint activities with the Uzbek side French companies are increasingly active, their number is steadily growing and expanding their range of sectoral representation, - he said. - It should also be taken to allocate in Uzbekistan effective measures to improve the business climate. In particular, MEDEF carefully studying the possibility of FIEZ "Navoi", SIZ "Angren" and "Angren", where created a favorable investment climate. 

IA "Jahon", Paris



Foreign experts: "Reform priorities of Uzbekistan - social justice and well-being of people"


The dynamic development of the modern Republic of Uzbekistan, the significant progress made by our country on the path of building a democratic state with a socially-oriented market economy and a strong civil society, cause a significant genuine interest of foreign socio-political and expert circles. 

Today, when Uzbekistan is on the verge of an important socio-political event - the presidential elections scheduled for March 29, 2015, the attention to the socio-political and socio-economic life of the country grows ever more. 

This is evidenced by wide coverage of election processes in our country in the international media, taking place on the background of dynamic all-round development and the increase of role of civil society. 

Thus, in these days news reports about the upcoming election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan posted on pages of such authoritative foreign editions as "Diplomatic World" and "Diplomatic Magazine" (Belgium), "Diplomat", (UK), "Diariofinanciero" (Spain) , "The Korea Post" (Republic of Korea), "Sekkai Nippo" and "Japan News" (Japan), "Guangming Daily" (China), "Parliamentary newspaper" (Russia), "The Diplomatic Insight" (Pakistan). "Iran Daily" (Iran), "Times Kuwait" (Kuwait), "Arab News" (KSA) and many others. 

Leading analytical centers and research institutes with great interest watching the modern development of independent Uzbekistan. They are placed on their electronic portals materials on socio-political and socio-economic processes in the country. Among them - the George Washington University (USA), the Institute for International Policy Studies (Italy), Shanghai International Studies University (China), the International Expert Center for Electoral Systems (Israel) and many others. 

The successful results of large-scale reforms implemented in our country since independence, is widely recognized by international foreign official circles. Subject of special attention from international organizations, foreign government officials and politicians is well thought-out long-term program of reforms, democratization and liberalization of society, fundamental structural reforms and modernization of the country, is now recognized worldwide as the "Uzbek model" of development. 

Thus, according to the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Andrey Vasilyev, presidential elections are held against the backdrop of rapid socio-economic development of Uzbekistan and the strengthening of civil society. "The Republic plays a key role in Central Asia and the UNECE considers it as important partner with which the Organization intends to continue to cooperate on strengthening inter-regional relations", - he said. 

Deputy Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for Political Affairs Abdullah bin Abdurrahman Alim noted that Uzbekistan has chosen the most correct and effective way for political progress, economic prosperity and ensure its security. According to the Deputy Secretary General of the OIC, the Organization appreciates the stable socio-political and socio-economic situation in our country, where peace and harmony are representatives of various religious faiths, nations and nationalities. They successfully work towards the development of all spheres of society. 

Ex-President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers, indicates the progressive strengthening of the role of parliament in governmentas as one of the major achievements since independence. In his opinion, the high level of legal culture of citizens is important. Evaluating the performance of civil institutions in the country, V.Zatlers expressed the view that public participation in voluntary associations shows the maturity of society in the country. 

Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia Muhammad Nasir appreciates the achievements of Uzbekistan in all areas at the same time highlighting started in our country, favorable conditions for the preparation of highly qualified personnel, the development of science and innovation. 

In the view of M.Nasir, upcoming presidential election will be an incentive for further continuation of large-scale reforms in the country on the path of progress and prosperity of the country. This important event in the life of Uzbekistan is designed to unite all citizens in the name of the bright future of their homeland. 



FEC NEWS about elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan


In the Japanese newspaper FEC NEWS published an article on the upcoming election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

Our reference: FEC NEWS newspaper published since 1983 by the Council for International friendly exchange of Japan. Its distributed among members of parliament, members of the government, ministries and departments of large companies and accredited diplomatic missions in Tokyo. 

The publication reports that on December 26 2014 in Uzbekistan launched the campaign for presidential elections to be held on March 29, 2015. In this regard, the article says about the preparations for this important political events, in particular, the requirements for presidential candidates during the nomination and registration of candidates, collection of signatures, the election campaign, the counting of votes and the other. Its noted that currently candidates for President of Uzbekistan held active propaganda campaign in various regions of the country. 

Next, the material noted that since the early days of independence, Uzbekistan has chosen its own way of successive reforms. As part of the national development model of the country have been carried out large-scale transforms, aimed at building a democratic state, a socially oriented market economy and a strong civil society. 

Also, readers informed about the results of the parliamentary elections held in December 2014. It is noted that their progress was monitored by more than 300 international observers from 40 countries, including representatives from Japan. 

In conclusion, expressed confidence in the presidential elections in full compliance with the law and international standards. 

IA "Jahon", Tokyo



A meeting dedicated to the upcoming presidential elections


On the occasion of the upcoming presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan at the Embassy of our country in Washington held a briefing with the participation of representatives of the Uzbek diaspora, organization "Vatandosh" and the US business community. 

The participants were provided with detailed information about our country in the upcoming March 29 presidential election, as well as to explain the key provisions of the electoral legislation. They also learned about the conceptual framework of reforming the political system since independence, implementation of the Concept of further deepening democratic reforms and formation of civil society in the country. 

Participants' attention was drawn to the results of last years' fundamental reforms in electoral laws that ensure respect for the laws of the Republic and the basic principles of international law. 

The participants were also informed on the organizational and technical aspects of the forthcoming election in the United States in two polling stations organized in the cities of Washington and New York. 

Speakers at the event, participants noted the importance of such meetings, by which representatives of the Uzbek diaspora in the USA are iformed in detail about important social and political events in the life of the republic. 

In general, a briefing was held in an atmosphere of constructive and active discussion, exchange of views. 

IA "Jahon", Washington



Встреча в Центральной избирательной комиссии


В Центральной избирательной комиссии состоялась встреча с представителями Миссии наблюдателей БДИПЧ ОБСЕ во главе с Чрезвычайным и Полномочным послом Каетана де Зулуета.
 
Привествуя гостей, председатель Центризбиркома М.Абдусаломов подчеркнул, что сотрудничество Центральной избирательной комиссии с БДИПЧ ОБСЕ плодотворно развивается и дает свои позитивные результаты. Отмечалось, что в Заключительном отчете Миссии наблюдателей БДИПЧ ОБСЕ, опубликованном 24 февраля на веб-сайте ОБСЕ, дано заключение, что парламентские выборы 2014 года в Узбекистане были организованы компетентно, Центризбирком принял активные меры по повышению уровня прозрачности в своей работе и информирования общественности о выборах. Также в нем подчеркивается, что внесенными изменениями в избирательное законодательство Узбекистана были учтены некоторые рекомендации БДИПЧ ОБСЕ и введены более детальные нормы в отношении предвыборной агитации и процедуры голосования.
 
Каетана де Зулуета проинформировала, что в настоящее время долгосрочные наблюдатели БДИПЧ ОБСЕ осуществляют свою деятельность в г.Ташкенте, Самаркандской, Ферганской и Бухарской областях, в Республике Каракалпакстан и других регионах страны, члены миссии встречаются с представителями политических партий, кандидатами в Президенты Республики Узбекистан, членами окружных и участковых избирательных комиссий по выборам Президента Республики Узбекистан, а также руководителями министерств и ведомств.
 
Члены Миссии наблюдателей БДИПЧ ОБСЕ были ознакомлены с деятельностью Центризбиркома в рамках реализации Программы основных мероприятий по подготовке и проведению выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан, намеченных на 29 марта текущего года.
 
Республиканский пресс-центр по освещению
выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан



Международные наблюдатели изучают ход избирательной кампании


Международные наблюдатели от миссии Бюро по демократическим институтам и правам человека Организации по безопасности и сотрудничеству в Европе (БДИПЧ ОБСЕ) побывали в Самарканде, где ознакомились с ходом подготовки к президентским выборам.

Представители миссии Симус Франсис Мартин и Ева Каролина Сухонен встретились с членами 7-й Самаркандской окружной избирательной комиссии по проведению выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан. Председатель окружной избирательной комиссии Я. Аллаёров рассказал гостям о процессе подготовки к выборам в регионе, представил информацию о работе, осуществляемой окружной избирательной комиссией в соответствии с избирательным законодательством Узбекистана.

Международные наблюдатели ознакомились с условиями, созданными в избирательном округе для эффективной работы комиссии. На встрече отмечалось, что для обеспечения избирательных прав граждан и в целях создания максимальных удобств в день голосования в Самаркандской области  создано 957 избирательных участков. Окружной избирательной комиссией по представлению Кенгашей народных депутатов утверждены составы участковых избирательных комиссий, в которые вошли граждане, пользующиеся авторитетом в обществе и имеющие опыт в организации и проведении выборов. Подчеркивалось, что на всех этапах подготовки к выборам строго соблюдаются основные демократические принципы избирательного процесса — законность, открытость и гласность.

В настоящее время продолжается предвыборная агитация кандидатов в Президенты Республики Узбекистан. Для ее проведения, использования средств массовой информации для всех кандидатов созданы равные условия и возможности. Окружная избирательная комиссия содействует организации встреч кандидатов в Президенты с избирателями области. Так, наблюдатели от миссии БДИПЧ ОБСЕ присутствовали на встрече кандидата в Президенты Республики Узбекистан от Демократической партии Узбекистана «Миллий тикланиш» Акмаля Саидова с избирателями Самаркандской области.

Международные наблюдатели также приняли участие в пресс-конференции, прошедшей в областном пресс-центре по освещению выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан, в ходе которой журналистам была представлена информация о проделанной окружной избирательной комиссией работе.

Наблюдатели от Бюро по демократическим институтам и правам человека ОБСЕ Симус Франсис Мартин и Ева Каролина Сухонен с интересом изучили ход избирательной кампании, что, безусловно, будет отражено в итоговом отчете миссии. Гости также ознакомились с преобразившимся древним городом, жемчужиной Востока, отметили гостеприимство и радушие самаркандцев,  поблагодарили членов 7-й окружной избирательной комиссии за содействие.

источник: www.narodnoeslovo.uz



Говорят участники брифинга


Как ранее сообщалось, в Посольстве Республики Узбекистан во Франции состоялся брифинг, посвященный предстоящим выборам Президента Республики Узбекистан, а также итогам социально-экономического развития страны в 2014 году и важнейшим приоритетам экономической программы на 2015 год.

Корреспондент ИА «Жахон» в Париже побеседовал с некоторыми из участников мероприятия, которые поделились своими мнениями и оценками относительно процессов политического и экономического развития нашей страны.

Пьер-Эммануэль Дюпон, адвокат компании Volterra Fietta, старший преподаватель Парижского университета права, экономики и управления:

- В качестве специалиста по международному праву я дважды посещал Узбекистан и имел возможность увидеть не только столицу республики – прекрасный Ташкент, но и некоторые ее регионы. По итогам своих поездок хотел бы констатировать, что страна стремительно развивается, продолжает повышаться уровень жизни населения. Итоги социально-экономического развития Узбекистана в 2014 году убедительно свидетельствуют об этом.

Экономический рост в 8%, достигаемый на протяжении последних нескольких лет, является значительным показателем, заслуживающим международного признания.

21 декабря прошлого года я принимал участие в парламентских выборах в Узбекистане в качестве международного наблюдателя. Должен сказать, что они были хорошо организованы, прошли в рамках общепринятых норм международного избирательного права.

В этой связи, уверен, что предстоящие президентские выборы также пройдут в полном соответствии с выборным законодательством государства и общепризнанными международными стандартами.

Для нас приятно сознавать, что все больше французских предприятий развивает взаимовыгодное сотрудничество с Узбекистаном. И это не удивительно, ведь в Узбекистане создан благоприятный инвестиционный климат и все необходимые условия для потенциальных инвесторов.

Лионел Малзак, финансовый директор компании KNS LEASE:

- Республика Узбекистан является ключевым, стабильно и динамично развивающимся государством Центральной Азии, важным партнером Франции в этом регионе мира.

Особенно впечатляет развитие экономики страны, ежегодный прирост которой составляет 8% и выше. Наряду с политической стабильностью, этот показатель является одним из важнейших факторов развития узбекско-французского торгово-экономического сотрудничества.

Основным направлением деятельности нашей компании являются поставки медицинского оборудования на лизинговой основе. В этой связи, мы заинтересованы в установлении и развитии долгосрочного взаимодействия с узбекскими партнерами в этой сфере.

ИА «Жахон», Париж



В испанской Гранаде обсудили ход избирательной кампании по выборам Президента Узбекистана


В испанском городе Гранада состоялся  семинар на тему «Узбекистан в преддверии президентских выборов». Организаторами мероприятия выступили Посольство нашей страны в Испании и один из древнейших вузов Европы - Университет Гранады.

Семинар ознакомил его участников - представителей администрации Гранады, экспертов, представителей профессорско-преподавательского состава и студентов Университета Гранады с нынешней политической и экономической ситуацией в Узбекистане, а также процессами развития институтов демократии и гражданского общества.

Вниманию присутствовавших была представлена информация о ходе избирательной кампании по выборам Президента Республики Узбекистан, предвыборных программах кандидатов, утвержденных Центральной избирательной комиссией.

Большой интерес у испанской аудитории вызвали такие аспекты избирательной системы и практики Узбекистана, как участие политических партий в общественно-политической жизни, особенности законодательного регулирования и финансирования предвыборной агитации, роль Центральной избирательной комиссии в организации выборов и др.

- Обеспечение социально-политической стабильности и непрерывности реформ в непростых региональных условиях продолжает служить залогом успешной демократической трансформации Узбекистана – отметил профессор факультета права Университета Гранада Хуан Гутьирес Алонсо в интервью с корреспондентом ИА «Жахон». - На мой взгляд, значение предстоящих выборов Главы государства в Узбекистане следует проанализировать сквозь призму необходимости продолжения осуществляемых реформ. Намеченные на 29 марта этого года выборы Президента проходят в условиях многопартийности, гласности и транспарентности. Убежден, что их итоги послужат очередным свидетельством поддержки населения проводимого государством политического курса.

- Семинар был очень интересным в плане ознакомления наших профессоров и студентов с преобразованиями и достижениями Узбекистана в целом – отметилпрофессор Университета Гранады Аране Гарсиа. Выборы – один из важнейших элементов и индикаторов демократии. За годы независимости избирательная система Узбекистана прошла серьезный путь развития в сторону укрепления принципов гласности, открытости, прозрачности и альтернативности. Они служат развитию парламентаризма и многопартийной системы. Полученная нами информация позволяет отметить, что нынешняя избирательная кампания по выборам Президента Узбекистана проходит при соблюдении вышеупомянутых принципов. 

ИА «Жахон», Испания



Meeting of Hotamjon Ketmonov with voters of Syrdarya region


Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Hotamjon Ketmonov March 3 had a meeting with voters in Syrdarya region. 

The meeting was opened by the chairman of the 8th Syrdarya district election commission on elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sh.Mamatkulov. Trustee of candidate for President A.Toshmatov familiarized participants with the biography of the candidate. 

At the meeting with a speech about his election program delivered the presidential candidate of the Republic of Uzbekistan Hotamjon Ketmonov. 

The program includes a lot of attention paid to further improving the activity of the enterprises for processing of local raw materials and stimulate the production of competitive on the domestic and foreign markets for goods, improve the efficiency of concessional lending. How important tasks identified in the development of rural family businesses and cottage industry in processing grown in the country of agricultural products, the consistent continuation of reforms in health care and education system, strengthening state control over the activities of pharmaceutical companies and institutions. 

At the meeting, Chairman of the Syrdarya District Council of People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan M.Ahmedov, head of the regional department of Sayhunabad Fund "Nuroniy" H.Mamatkulov and others expressed their views on the election program of the candidate, and noted that the conduct of the forthcoming elections in accordance with the requirements of the Constitution, national legislation and universally recognized international standards for evidence of strict compliance with the electoral system in our country democratic principles. 

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The meeting at the Central Election Commission


The Central Election Commission held a meeting with representatives of the OSCE ODIHR Election Observation Mission, headed by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Cayetana de Zulueta.

 

Greeting the guests Chairman of the CEC M.Abdusalomov underline that cooperation between the Central Election Commission and the OSCE ODIHR is successfully developing and giving positive results. It was noted that in the Final Report of OSCE ODIHR Election Observation Mission, published on February 24 on the website of the OSCE, it was given the conclusion that the parliamentary elections of 2014 in Uzbekistan were organized competently, CEC took active measures to increase transparency of its work and inform the public about the election. It also emphasizes that some of the recommendations of the OSCE ODIHR has been taken into account the amendments to the electoral legislation of Uzbekistan introduce more detailed rules on election campaigning and voting procedures.

 

Cayetana de Zulueta informs that at present time long-term observers of the OSCE ODIHR operate in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, the city of Tashkent, Samarkand, Fergana and Bukhara and other regions of the country, members of mission meet with representatives of political parties, candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, members of district and precinct election commissions for elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as with heads of ministries and departments.

 

The members of OSCE ODIHR Observers Mission were acquainted with the activities of the Central Election Commission in the framework of realization of the Programme of main measures on preparing and conducting of Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan scheduled for 29 March this year.

 

Republican Press Center on Covering

the Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan



Workshop for members of precinct election commissions

These days, the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the district election commissions hold regional workshops for members of precinct election commissions for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

 

The workshops are aimed at further improving the legal knowledge of election commission members and enriching of their skills for the efficient organization of election commissions’ activity.

 

One of these events has been held at the Republican Press Center on Covering the Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan for members of precinct election commissions of Tashkent region.

 

The chairman of the Central Election Commission M. Abdusalomov emphasized that the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan is an important political event. The task of preparing and conducting the elections on the basis of democratic principles is entrusted with the great responsibility on precinct election commissions.

 

The Central Election Commission’s chairman highlighted the urgent questions of election commissions for the preparing and conducting of presidential elections. It was noted that all events are held in strict compliance with the Program of main measures on preparing and conducting of the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The activity of all electoral commissions in the system of election commissions for the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, organized on the basis of democratic principles such as independence, legality, collegiality, openness, fairness, ensuring the availability of an independent opinion of the commission members.

 

During the workshop the reports were heard on the tasks of the precinct election commissions, the organization of early voting and voting on Election Day, the role of international observers in the electoral process, to ensure openness and transparency of the election campaign.

 

At the workshop, experts spoke of the significance of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the national electoral legislation, the organization of elections at a high democratic level, the creation of favorable conditions for voters in the regions.

 

At the workshop it was took into account that the precinct election commissions are the most important link in the electoral process, special attention was paid to conduct the voting on the basis of legal requirements, work with international and domestic observers, media representatives and other matters related to the activities of the precinct election commissions.

 

The workshop participants received answers to their questions. They also got acquainted with the activities of the Republican Press Center on Covering the Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

 

Republican Press Center on Covering

the Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan


Briefing at the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Moscow


Moscow hosted a briefing on the preparations for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, scheduled for March 29 of this year. 

The event, organized by the Embassy of our country in Russia, together with the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation (RF), MPs and members of the staff of the State Duma, members and employees of the Council of the Federation, the management and staff of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the CIS Executive Committee, the diplomatic corps, expert-analytical and academic circles, as well as the Russian media. 

During the briefing, it was noted that implementing major reforms during the years of independence, Uzbekistan has made tremendous progress in democratization and liberalization of the political, economic and humanitarian spheres. As the main achievements - strengthening the country's peace, tranquility and civil harmony, sustainable economic growth, continuous improvement of well-being, the quality of life of the population. Emphasized that at the same time pursuing a consistent reforms aimed at the formation and development of a civil society. 

The participants briefed on the preparations for the upcoming presidential elections in Uzbekistan, the qualitative changes that have occurred in recent years in the electoral legislation of the republic. 

During the meeting, also held an exhibition of author photos taken CEC Chairman Vladimir Churov during his stay in Uzbekistan as an international observer in the parliamentary elections in December 2014. 

IA "Jahon", Moscow



J.-A.Duprat: "Uzbekistan is at an important stage of its development"


On the eve of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan correspondent of IA "Jahon" had a talk with the deputy director of the Institute of Urban Planning and Development of the University of Paris IV Sorbonne, Jean-Antoine Duprat, who shared his views on the achievements of our country during the years of independence. In an interview with the French expert noted the following: 

- In general, evaluating the way passed by your country over the years of independence, I would like to emphasize that as a result of major reforms implemented in the economic and social sectors, democratization of public life, the country is developing successfully, providing in recent years economic growth of more than 8 %. 

Priority, which in Uzbekistan is given to the development of social sphere, well reflected in the tradition of assigning each year a certain direction. As we know, 2014 has been declared in Uzbekistan "Year of a healthy baby", and within it was carried out large-scale government programs to perform tasks on upbringing and harmonious development of a healthy generation. This year in Uzbekistan declared the "Year of attention and care for the senior generation", which is another vivid confirmation of a strong social policy. 

As a specialist in the field of urbanism, I would also like to note the scale of progress since independence creative work, in particular, urban planning, carried out in Tashkent and other cities with the use of modern technologies and taking into account national traditions. 

Speaking of modern Uzbekistan, you should always take into account its important geo-strategic location between Europe and Asia, Russia and China, and the important role that your country plays in international relations, in ensuring regional stability and security. 

Historical ties between our two countries, dating back to the era of Amir Temur and King Charles VI, during the years of the state independence of Uzbekistan received the new development and dynamics. Your country has great historical heritage and tourist potential, which attract the attention and interest of thousands of French people, which makes it possible to implement bilateral projects in the field of culture and tourism in the years ahead. 

Between our countries were established and developed close and mutually beneficial relations in political, trade-economic, cultural and humanitarian fields with good prospects. 

At the same time, ever more French companies interested in mutually beneficial cooperation with Uzbekistan on the basis of understanding the enormous economic and investment potential of the republic. 

On December 21, 2014 I took part in the parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan as an international observer, and I must say that they were well organized and held in full compliance with the electoral legislation and recognized international standards. 

I am convinced that, based on the solid foundation laid during the years of independence under the leadership of President Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan will continue to effectively fulfill its potential for further development and progress. 

IA "Jahon", Paris



Participants of "round table" in Brussels on elections in Uzbekistan


As previously reported, in Brussels at the European Institute of International Relations held a "round table" on "The electoral legislation of Uzbekistan - a solid foundation of democratic, open and transparent elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan". Event, organized by diplomatic mission of our country, was attended by members of the European and Belgian parliament, representatives of public and political circles of Belgium and the EU, experts of analytical and research centers, located in Brussels. 

Speaking at the event, President of the European Institute of International Relations (EIIR) Professor Irnerio Seminatore praised the level of organization and conduct of elections to the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan in December last year, in which he participated as an international observer. 

- Experience of improving the electoral system of the country shows that there is a progressive democratization involving the active participation of civil society in the formation and development of the country's political system - he stressed. - At the same time, peace and harmony, reigning in Uzbekistan, are the basic elements of the sequence of reforms and sustainable socio-economic growth. The importance of ensuring stability and the primacy given to the government of Uzbekistan attention to security receives visual confirmation on the background taking place in today's world events.

Elections are an indicator of the development of democracy and the fact that the country's important decisions are made based on the will of the people and in the framework of the Constitution, testifies to the maturity of the Uzbek model of reforms. 

Creating a legislative basis of equal conditions for the participation of all political forces in the presidential elections once again shows that in Uzbekistan in a short period of independent development have been implemented mechanisms of political pluralism, which is a major element in the development of a democratic society. 

Upcoming presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan - an important political event, the results of which demonstrate the attitude of the population of the republic to the ongoing in recent years, political and socio-economic reforms, and will form the basis for the further modernization of the country. 

Honorary Senator of Belgium Dominique Tilemans, also participated in the last parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan as an international observer, emphasized that repeatedly during visits to our country have seen firsthand the great progress made over the years of independence. 

- Uzbekistan in 23 years was able to achieve tremendous success, which is reflected in the development of the country, - she said. - I am impressed as conducted in this period of fundamental reforms and the existing political will to continue to actively move in a democratic way. 

Special attention should be paid to measures on improvement of electoral system and electoral legislation of the Republic, while many European developed countries took centuries for this. 

I think that all the achievements are the result of the consistent implementation of well thought-out and elaborated on the basis of a careful study of international experience in politics. 

I would also like to state that in the course of last December parliamentary elections have been complied with democratic principles such as openness, transparency, transparency, providing a level playing field for political parties and others, on the basis of which it can be concluded that in this respect fully complies with Uzbekistan its international obligations. 

I congratulate Uzbekistan with a good, open and transparent organization of the recent parliamentary elections. I am sure that the upcoming presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan will also be held at an appropriate high level, on the basis of meeting modern democratic standards of the electoral system of the country. 

IA "Jahon", Brussels



Meeting of Narimon Umarov with voters of Andijan region


Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Adolat" Narimon Umarov March 2 had a meeting with voters in Andijan region. 

The meeting was opened by the chairman 2nd Andijan district election commission for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan O.Mirzaev. Trustee of candidate for President A.Nazarov familiarized participants with the biography of the candidate. 

Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Narimon Umarov spoke about his election program, told voters on its core areas. 

The program of the candidate important tasks are strengthening social partnership between employers and employees, improving working conditions in the enterprises, further enhancing the social responsibility of business structures. Special attention is also paid to the issues of broad public examination of social development programs, especially the implementation of measures to strengthen public control at the regional and municipal levels, to support socially significant civic initiatives, creating more favorable conditions for the activities of NGOs and development charity. 

At the meeting, the director of a comprehensive school №1 Xodjaabad district M.Hudoyberdyeva, director of Izbaskan Socio-economic professional college Yu.Nishonova and others expressed their views on the election program of the candidate, called on the voters to take an active part in the upcoming March 29 elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

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Meeting of Islam Karimov with voters of Samarkand region


Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on March 2 met voters in Samarkand region. 

The meeting was opened by the chairman of the 7th Samarkand district election commission of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Ya.Allayarov. 

Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov made a speech and presented the main directions of its election program. 

The program identifies ten main 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, strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation with all countries. 

The results of ongoing reforms in all spheres can be seen in the regions. This confirms carried out in the Samarkand region tremendous creative work. The celebration of the 2750th anniversary of Samarkand International Music Festival "Sharq taronalari" even more famous by the ancient city on an international scale. 

Today, the region's economy is developing dynamic pace, increasing the level and quality of life. Increase production volumes to large enterprises such as Samarkand Automobile Plant, "JV MAN AUTO UZBEKISTAN", "SamAntepgilam", "Sino", "March 8" and others. Consistently developing small business and private entrepreneurship, agriculture and tourism. 

Chairman of the Samarkand regional branch of the fund "Nuroniy" H.Normurodov, master of Samarkand State University named after Alisher Navoi, laureate of State Prize n.a. "Zulfiya" U.Juraeva and others proudly noted that due to the "Uzbek model" of development has been steadily increasing economic power of our country, the standard of living people rise and enrich the thinking and culture of young people. 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 speakers called on the voters to take an active part in the upcoming March 29 elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

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A view from the UAE: Elections - another step towards large-scale reforms


Election of the President of Uzbekistan engaging attention of representatives of foreign states, as their results will largely determine the future direction of development of the country. 

Thus, the CEO of consulting company Orient Consulting & Legal Translation of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Safa Mahmoud Alvan in an interview to Agency "Jahon" stressed that a key priority for policy of renewal and modernization of Uzbekistan implemented in the years of independence, was the creation of the modern electoral system that provides free, active participation of citizens, political parties in the electoral process. 

- Uzbekistan has chosen its own unique path of development - he said - the essence of which consists in the construction of a free civil society based on market relations, the creation of decent living conditions for the people. 

Today in republic actively laid foundations of a democratic legal state. Its forming a new, more modern and efficient system of public administration. 

In December 2014, as in 2009, I took part in the parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan as an international observer. Over the course of the election campaign were also observing 5 Missions of international organizations - OSCE ODIHR, CIS Executive Committee, SCO, the Association of World Electoral bodies (AWEB) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). All were unanimous in their opinion that the vote on elections were held in full compliance with all democratic norms and principles. 

In my opinion, the upcoming presidential election, scheduled for March 29, will be another step towards large-scale reforms, democratization and liberalization of the political, economic and humanitarian spheres. 

IA "Jahon", Dubai



French professor Michel Korinman: "Uzbekistan can serve as a model for the world community"


These days, when Uzbekistan is on the verge of an important socio-political event - the presidential election, and with it definition of future of the country, many members of international expert community are closely watching the developments processes in country. With one of them, Professor of Geopolitics at University of Sorbonne Paris IV (France) Michel Korinman, talked correspondent of Information Agency "Jahon" in Paris. 

- Upcoming March 29 presidential elections in Uzbekistan are essential for further progressive and stable development of the country and the Central Asian region as a whole, - said the expert. - This is due to the special geographical position of Uzbekistan, located in the heart of Central Asia, as well as its huge resource, industrial, scientific and technological potential and the key role which country plays in international relations, including in ensuring regional stability and security. 

Over the years of independence the country has made considerable progress in state-building, carrying out radical democratic, social and economic reforms, taking its rightful place in the global community. 

The achievement of peaceful coexistence of representatives of more than 120 nations and nationalities living in the country deserves special attention. This factor may serve as an example for the entire world community. 

Uzbekistan annually visited by up to 15,000 French tourists, who are familiar with the legendary cities of the Great Silk Road - Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, magnificent architectural monuments, rich culture, distinctive customs and traditions of Uzbek people. All this strengthens mutual understanding and promote dialogue between cultures and civilizations. 

Thus, I believe that in a country creates a wonderful foundation for the further development of equal and mutually beneficial cooperation between Uzbekistan with European Union and French Republic. 

IA "Jahon", Paris



Italian parliamentarians about Uzbekistan


The international community attaches great importance to the forthcoming presidential elections in Uzbekistan. Particularly interesting is the fact that the current electoral process takes place in a qualitatively new conditions of democratization and development of civil society. On the eve of this important political event in the life of the country's prominent members of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy shared their views and assess the achievement of our republic. 

Giuseppe Beretta, a member of the Committee on Justice of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy: 

- In connection with the upcoming presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan, I would like to note that this event is extremely important for Uzbek citizens. I would very much like to wish the Government and people of Uzbekistan success of the elections, which will largely determine the future of the country. 

We know that the parliamentary elections in December 2014 were transparent and were held at the highest organizational level. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate my colleagues - the deputies of Oliy Majlis with the beginning of the new mandate and wish them success in their important work.We with other members of the Italian Parliament stand ready to continue constructive and mutually beneficial cooperation with Uzbekistan. 

I will be very happy about it, because there are many prerequisites - a rich historical and cultural heritage, common interests in the sphere of economy, tourism, and in particular culture. From our side we will do everything possible to create an enabling environment. To make sure that our work has contributed to increase the flow of tourists and businessmen, both in your country and in Italy. 

I am confident that the outcome of upcoming elections will have positive effect on cooperation between Uzbekistan and Italy. 

Renzo Carella, a member of the Finance Committee of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy: 

- First of all, I congratulate my colleagues - the deputies of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the beginning of the new mandate in the Legislative Chamber of the country. The Chamber of Deputies of Italy intends to further continue the fruitful inter-parliamentary cooperation with Uzbekistan. 

I am convinced that the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan will be held in the spirit of true democracy. Freedom of expression of the Uzbek people will be provided and voting results will be widely recognized internationally. 

I find it interesting to watch the socio-political and socio-economic development of the country in recent years, which have gained a rapid pace and show impressive results, while as many countries continue to experience the negative impact of the global financial crisis. 

Results of the elections will help to open up new horizons for bilateral cooperation with Uzbekistan, to which I feel sincere sympathy - concluded R.Karella. 

IA "Jahon", Rome



MP of Italy Guglielmo Picchi: "Democratic reforms implemented in your country are an important factor in further development of the state "


The international community continues to focus on socio-economic and socio-political reforms, democratic processes in Uzbekistan. Also of great interest are the upcoming March 29, 2015 presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

Comments on this issue shared grant member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies and the Foreign Relations Committee Guglielmo Picchi, who noted that Italy is very interested in cooperation with Uzbekistan in the sphere of political and economic bilateral cooperation. 

- On the eve of presidential elections I would like to wish successful conduct of the election process and all the benefits to the Uzbek people - said G.Pikki. - The growth rate of the economy of Uzbekistan, as well as the improvement of democratic institutions, are impressive. This was made possible thanks to the political reforms in the country. News about the parliamentary elections held in Uzbekistan in December 2014, showed the important role of parliament in the political system of the country, which is an indication of the republic in the right direction. 

The fact that Uzbekistan is open to the international community, new international projects, says the stability of economic growth and political stability, where the Parliament holds a special place. It is in this direction that we are ready to cooperate by exchanging experiences for the benefit of further development and strengthening of relations between our countries for the benefit of both peoples. 

Also we look forward to further expansion of inter-parliamentary coopertation. Our countries have much in common. It is known that since the Middle Ages Italy and Uzbekistan fruitfully interact, for example, in the areas of trade, which took place in times of the Great Silk Road, as well as culture, as described in the travel notes of world famous Italian traveler Marco Polo and others. With this in mind, we are especially tuned to expand our relationships with Uzbek colleagues. 

Democratic reforms implemented in your country are an important factor in the further development of the state and improvement of the welfare of all sections of society. 

IA "Jahon", Rome



"Business Week" on the candidates for the post of the President of Uzbekistan


On the pages of the Kazakh publication "Business Week" published an article devoted to the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It provides detailed information on the preparations for the elections, candidates for the highest post of the state and their electoral programs. 

The newspaper notes that actual President Islam Karimov, nominated by the Liberal Democratic Party, in its election program relies on the elimination of remaining barriers to the development of private property and providing even greater freedom for entrepreneurship. This allows you to continue to diversify and further economic growth. "The president also expressed readiness to reduce state involvement in the economy to strategically justified sizes while maintaining its stabilizing share only natural monopolies", - notes publication. 

Further, "Business Week" introduces readers to the other presidential candidates Uzbekistan. It is reported that the oldest political parties in Uzbekistan - People's Democratic Party (PDP) put forward their candidate 45-year-old Hatamjon Ketmonov, with education of a teacher of Russian language and literature, a native of Andijan region. 

It is emphasized that in his campaign Hatamjon Ketmonov, can rely on members of the old party of the country, the number of which exceeds one million. It is noted that even if the recent parliamentary elections electoral potential PDP failed to appear, it does not mean that it can not be effectively involved, especially in the regions. 

Kazakh edition describes the candidate of the Social Democratic Party "Adolat" Narimon Umarov as a great leader of the modern type. It emphasizes his deep knowledge in the economy, the ability to manage people. Attention is drawn to the fact that the parliamentary elections in December, "Adolat" demonstrated unusual for Uzbekistan approaches to campaigning and quite attractive slogans for different social groups. 

One of the most popular and experienced candidates for the presidency, according to the newspaper, is the nominee of the party "Milli Tiklanish" Doctor of International and Comparative Law Akmal Saidov

It stresses that Akmal Saidov highlights his rich and multifaceted track record. Since 1996 he is the director of the National Center for Human Rights of Uzbekistan, and previously served as the director of the Institute of Strategic and Regional Studies under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. From 1994 to 1996 he was the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to France and Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to UNESCO. Participated in various United Nations conferences on human rights, the activities of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on the Human Dimension, conferences and forums held in the framework of the Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation between Uzbekistan and the European Union. Was awarded the Order "Mehnat shuhrati" and "Dustlik". One of the authors of the Constitution of Uzbekistan. In the parliamentary elections of 1999 and 2004, organized by the Centre to support independent candidates and ensure the participation of the center in election campaigns, along with political parties. 

IA "Jahon", Almaty



Rocco Abram: "Presidential elections in Uzbekistan integral factor of democratic legal state"


Currently, the pre-electoral process and the election campaign are increasingly attracting attention of the world community.

For example, Professor of Economics at University of Trieste (Italy), President of the Association "Uzbekistan-Italy" Rocco Abram gave on this occasion an exclusive interview to news agency "Jahon". 

- The organization, which I supervise over 10 years, collaborating with Uzbekistan. 

The presidential election - an essential factor of a democratic state with a strong civil society. Now began one of the most important stages of the election campaign - agitation. Equal conditions created for all candidates. 

I am sure that the elections for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan will be held at a high level and will also be well organized, as well as parliamentary, which were held in accordance with international standards. 
It is encouraging that I could be twice the observer from Italy previously held elections in your country and go in many areas of the country. 

I also want to mention the rich cultural and historical heritage, hospitable and friendly people, infrastructure development, implement democratic and economic reforms and more, especially attracts the attention of everyone who knows your extraordinary country. 

That's why I want to talk more about Uzbekistan, "Uzbek model" of development of their colleagues from the Association and students at the university where I teach economics, the need for close co-operation and development of the Italian-Uzbek relations. 

At the same time, I also want to note the conditions created for young people in your country. During the last parliamentary elections, I had the opportunity to get acquainted with the young generation of Uzbekistan. I am glad that this is a very educated, energetic and knowledgeable young people, full of enthusiasm. 

IA "Jahon", Rome



Luigi Iperti: "Election of the President of the Republic - definition of the future of the country"


On the eve of the presidential elections in our country, President of the Joint Chamber of Trade "Italy-Uzbekistan" Luigi Iperti gave an interview to news agency "Jahon", shared his views on this important political event in the life of the state. 

- I am honored to be invited to Uzbekistan as an international observer from Italy in the presidential election to be held on March 29 this year - he said. - Election of the State is a very important moment in the political life, which determines the future development of the country. In this regard, I note that I will be glad to contribute to this important process. 

For many years, we cooperate with Uzbekistan in the sphere of economy and investment. By the nature of my activity I often come to your country and witness the ongoing progress in the economic and democratic reforms. 

While in many countries continued impact of the economic crisis in Uzbekistan can be observed the growth of the economy, which is a very important indicator. In this regard, I am particularly pleased about our cooperation. 

As president of the Chamber of Trade "Italy - Uzbekistan", I should note that the Italian side, together with the Uzbek partners to develop cooperation programs, which is currently being successfully implemented in the industrial sector and in agriculture. Therefore, sharing experiences and successfully interacting, we contribute to the strengthening of the economic potential of our countries. 

In conclusion, sincerely wish the Uzbek people of the successful presidential elections, as well as all the best and prosperity. 

IA "Jahon", Rome



Presidential elections in Uzbekistan in spotlight of Osservatorio Italiano


The world's media continue to show interest in course of election campaign for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Elections will be held in the qualitatively new socio-political and socio-economic conditions, significantly increased inter-party competition, political and civic engagement of our population. 

Thus, recently leading the Italian edition «Osservatorio Italiano» published an article on the upcoming elections for the post of the head of state. 

Our reference: «Osservatorio Italiano» is leading publication in Italy, specializing in coverage of foreign policy issues, global security and international current events, the agenda of the day, including the regions of Central Asia and the Caucasus. 

It notes that the Central Election Commission of the country, considered the political party documents, adopted a resolution on the registration of candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Milly Tiklanish" and the Social Democratic Party "Adolat". 

"In December 2014 in Uzbekistan held parliamentary elections. Upcoming presidential elections, which are scheduled for March 29, will be the most important political event in 2015", - noted Italian edition. 

IA "Jahon", Rome



Professor Tito Marchi: "Uzbekistan has developed and operates the electoral system"


In anticipation of the upcoming presidential elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan, which will be held in March 2015, a law professor at the University of Rome "Sapienza" Tito Marchi shared his estimates and opinions on the electoral system in our country.

- Uzbekistan every year is growing rapidly in all directions. Reforms implemented in the country, give tangible results, including in the electoral sphere, - he said. - I got to participate in a "round table" on "law and practice to ensure openness, transparency, the rule of law in the organization and conduct of elections: experience of Uzbekistan and international practice", dedicated to the discussion of the development of democracy and rights, improving the legal system in Uzbekistan, which took place in September 2014 in Samarkand. I believe that your country has made many positive steps in this direction, created and operates developed electoral system .

Each state chooses its own path of development. Uzbekistan has consistently followed the basic principles of the "Uzbek model" defined at the dawn of independence. Gradual development based on it has demonstrated its versatility in today's realities, and has received international acclaim.

Interacting with other countries in the political sphere, exchanging experiences, our countries have a very important task in building a strong civil society. It should be noted that international cooperation contributes to this democratic process. In this regard, I wish to further develop and strengthen the ties between our countries for the benefit of the two peoples.

IA "Jahon", Rome



Türkiye'nin sesi: Effectiveness of own development path chosen by Uzbekistan


In anticipation of the upcoming election of the President of Uzbekistan, the international radio "Voice of Turkey" held a program dedicated to reforms in the socio-economic and political spheres carried out in our country. 

It was attended by experts from the Turkish Research Center International Strategy and Security. 

During the 30-minute radio-program listeners got detailed information about the achievements of Uzbekistan in the democratic transformation of the state and civil society, the economy, education and the revival of spiritual values ​​of the Uzbek people. 

In particular, it was noted that Uzbekistan has chosen its own path of development and nation-building. The reforms undertaken in stages based on real possibilities and potential of the country, where the foundation is put the principle of social justice, human interests and well-being of society. 

At the same time pointed out that since the independence of Uzbekistan has developed Guidelines "Uzbek model" of development, according to which embarked on a modernization, economic diversification and industrialization with the introduction of high technology. Its implemented a national training program that meets the latest international standards. 

As a result of the reforms during the years of independence Uzbekistan's economy grew by almost 5 times, per capita income increased by 8.7 times, which indicate an increase in the level and quality of life of society. Annual GDP growth in Uzbekistan in the last 10 years more than 8%. 

As part of the reforms to promote democracy, civil society and the improvement of the electoral system, taking into account the spiritual, historical and cultural values ​​of the Uzbek people and the international experience of democratic development greatly expanded the role of parliament, political parties and non-governmental organizations in government. 

In the country has been created and successfully operating about 10,000 NGOs, which are very public and government support. The civil society structures operate in different socio-economic spheres. 

The program noted that the December 2014 parliamentary elections, held in conditions of stability, openness and fairness, have become a good example of the results of democratic reforms. 

It was stated that the conduct of the elections demonstrate that the state and society in Uzbekistan have successfully passed an important political test. Based on the support and trust received during the recent parliamentary elections, leadership and people of Uzbekistan are now confident for the upcoming elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, which will be held on March 29 on an alternative basis. 

Note that the radio "Voice of Turkey" is part of the Turkish state broadcasting company TRT and translated into Turkish and foreign countries. 
  
IA "Jahon", Ankara



In Italy watching over the preparations for the presidential elections in Uzbekistan


The international community is watching with attention socio-economic and socio-political changes, as well as democratic processes carried out in our country. In this regard, much interest in the upcoming elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, which will be held March 29, 2015. 

Thus, on the site of "Italian-Uzbek society to promote bilateral economic cooperation", specializing in enhancing bilateral economic and investment cooperation (Trieste, Italy), the detailed information about the upcoming presidential elections in our country. 

The article reports that the political parties of Uzbekistan has announced candidates for the post of Head of State. Along with this, it is noted that the last parliamentary and presidential elections are held next to a qualitatively new socio-political and socio-economic conditions, on the basis of an improved electoral legislation, in accordance with recognized international standards and democratic demands. 

The article also provides information about the four political parties that have submitted the necessary documents to the Central Election Commission for registration of candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, including the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Milly Tiklanish", Social-democratic Party "Adolat" and the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan. 

The article focuses on the fact that in Uzbekistan over the years of independence, a radical legislative and institutional reforms aimed at increasing citizen participation in the political life of the country. Their successful implementation has been demonstrated in the course of the parliamentary elections in December 2014, who received adequate assessment by numerous international observers. 

In conclusion, it is noted that the preparation for the presidential elections held on the basis of pluralism, openness and participation of civil society. 

IA "Jahon", Rome



Electoral processes in Uzbekistan on the pages of "al-Masaia"


On the pages of the Egyptian newspaper "al-Masaia" published an article devoted to the electoral processes in Uzbekistan. 

It deputy editor Muhammad Salam Arabic informs the audience about the active preparatory work of the Central Election Commission (CEC) for the presidential elections in our country, to be held on March 29 this year. 

The publication presents statistical data on the number of voters in the 14 constituencies of the republic, according to the administrative division of regions and the Republic of Karakalpakstan. 

As the newspaper writes, to participate in the election of the President admitted all existing political parties in Uzbekistan - the Liberal Democratic Party, the People's Democratic Party, "Milly Tiklanish" and the Social Democratic Party "Adolat", which provided the CEC full package of necessary documents. It is noted that the authorized representatives of the parties have already been issued registration certificates and forms of signature sheets of standard pattern. 

Particular attention is paid to participation in important political event of a large number of observers from reputable international and regional organizations, as well as foreign countries. 

In conclusion, a brief analysis of the results of the parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan. According to the author, they are held in full compliance with the requirements of the national electoral law, democratic principles of transparency, openness, transparency and alternative. 

IA "Jahon", Cairo



Meeting of Hotamjon Ketmonov with voters of Tashkent region


Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Hotamjon Ketmonov on February 18 had a meeting with voters of Tashkent region. 

The meeting was opened by the chairman of the 10th Tashkent region election commission of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan N. Abdullaev. Trustee of candidate for President S.Agzamov familiarized participants with the biography of the candidate. 

The event was a candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Hotamjon Ketmonov spoke about his election program. 

The program stipulates that the priority areas for further improvement of employment policies should be to ensure the effective employment of unemployed working-age population in enterprises that provide stable jobs with a decent level of wages, as well as the development of investment programs for the development of promising industries need to ensure a comprehensive approach, in conjunction with training programs in their respective industries demanded specialists with secondary vocational and higher education and regional employment programs and job creation. 

Head of rural health units "Nazarbek" Zangiata district M.Vorisova, vice-rector of the Tashkent State Agrarian University A.Abduvosikov, chairman Bekabad City Council of People's Democratic Party U.Abdunazarov and others urged voters to actively participate in the upcoming elections and noted that the implementation provided for in the priorities of the program the candidate will contribute to social development of the country, consistent increase people's welfare, the further deepening of democratic reforms. 

source: www.uza.uz



Hotamjon Ketmonov met with voters of Tashkent city


Our country is actively preparing for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Hotamjon Ketmonov February 18 meeting with voters of Tashkent city. 

The meeting was opened by the chairman of the 14th district of Tashkent city election commission of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan J.Inagamov. Trustee of candidate for President H.Babahanov familiarized participants with the biography of the candidate. 

Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan H.Ketmonov spoke about his election program. 

In the pre-election program of the candidate as priorities identified at the prevention of social support rider attitudes among the population, encouraging citizen initiatives, business support, as well as ensuring the distribution of benefits and material assistance mainly among low-income families, the elderly and children, to ensure further development of allocation preferential loans and interest free loans target working age citizens seeking their own businesses and secure their own welfare. 

At the meeting, the head physician of the 44th district of clinic Shayhantahur M.Rahmatullaeva, director of training courses to improve the skills of employees of self-government at the Tashkent city administration S.Bobokulov and others noted that the holding of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on a multiparty basis shows that in our countries to comply with the principles of democracy, the national electoral system meets international standards. Urged voters to take an active part in the upcoming elections March 29, 2015. 

source: www.uza.uz



Akmal Saidov met with voters of Namangan region


Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Milly Tiklanish" Akmal Saidov met voters of Namangan region. 

The meeting was opened byChairman of the 6th Namangan district election commission for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan G.Artykov. Trustee of candidate for President O.Mamatkarimov presented the biography of the candidate. 

At the event a presidential candidate of the Republic of Uzbekistan Akmal Saidov delivered a speech about his election program . 

In the pre-election program of the candidate special attention paid to the growth of national consciousness, strengthening the sense of national pride and dignity. In particular, a wide space is devoted to strengthening cohesion and consent of the people of Uzbekistan, all citizens, regardless of nationality, religion, social status, further improvement of the Institute of Mahalla, strengthen its institutional and economic framework to further strengthen the role of Mahalla in matters of local importance, as well as regeneration and enriching the national and spiritual values, traditions and customs. 

At the meeting, Chairman of the Regional Council of the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Milly Tiklanish" O.Mamadaliev and others expressed their views on the program of the candidate, and stressed that the implementation of identified priority areas it will serve as a social development of the country, the further deepening of democratic reforms. 

source: www.uza.uz



Akmal Saidov met with voters of Andijan region


Continue to meet the candidates for President of Uzbekistan with voters. One such event took place on February 18 in Andijan. It voters in Andijan region met with the presidential candidate of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Milly Tiklanish" Akmal Saidov. 

The meeting was opened by the chairman 2nd Andijan district election commission for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan O.Mirzaev. Trustee of candidate for President K.Otahonov presented the biography of the candidate. 

At the event with a speech about his election program delivered presidential candidate Akmal Saidov. 

In the pre-election program of the candidate focusing on the development of the tourism industry to promote the unique historical and cultural heritage of Uzbekistan, transforming our country into one of the centers of world tourism, as well as improve the quality of living standards and welfare of the population, in this case as well as the priorities identified housing and improvement of infrastructure, support for young families, taking effective measures to preserve cultural monuments, national image of cities of Uzbekistan. 

At the meeting, Head of the Department of Regional Institute of retraining and advanced training of teachers and other M.Ohunov expressed their views on the election program of the candidate and called on the voters to take an active part in the upcoming March 29, 2015 election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

source: www.uza.uz



Narimon Umarov met with voters of Samarkand region


On February 18 the meeting of the candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Adolat" Narimon Umarov voters of Samarkand region. 

The meeting was opened by the chairman of the 7th Samarkand district election commission for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Y.Allayarov. Trustee of candidate for President N.Rabbimova familiarized participants with the biography of the candidate. 

A speech on his election program was delivered by presidential candidate Uzbekistan Narimon Umarov. 

In the pre-election program of special importance attached to the development policies pursued in our country based on the principle of "Reforms - not for reforms and for a man", consistent continuation of the implementation of government social programs is a prerequisite to further improve the quality of life of the population. It is noted that in view of the fact that socio-economic issues can not be solved only by the efforts of state authorities, constant attention is paid to the strengthening of social partnership, improving working conditions of workers in enterprises, further improve the social responsibility of business structures. 

At the meeting, the director of Samarkand secondary school №14 D.Saydullaeva, chairman of Koshrabad District Council Trade Union of Education, Science and Culture A.Tuhtarov, specialist Samarkand city department Charity Fund "Mahalla" M.Gulyamova and others stressed that the holding of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on a multiparty and alternative basis indicates that the country formed a democratic state, our electoral system is fully consistent with accepted international standards. 

source: www.uza.uz



Narimon Umarov met with voters of Jizzakh region


On February 18 the meeting of the candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Adolat" Narimon Umarov voters of Jizzakh region. 

The meeting was opened by the chairman of the 4th Jizzak District Election Commission on Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan A.Sattarov. Trustee of candidate for President R.Tuychiev familiarized participants with the biography of the candidate. 

A speech on his election program was delivered by presidential candidate Narimon Umarov. 

The program of the candidate based on the requirements of the economy for the future focuses on what's needed to improve the system of training and retraining, further develop the education system, the needs of the labor market during training. As an important task provides support for innovative activities of higher education institutions to strengthen their cooperation with science and the economy, improving the system of targeted training and retraining of the educational system of the country, making investments, as well as the introduction of new technologies in science and education. 

At the meeting, the chairman of the district council Zarbdar SDP "Adolat" O.Ochilov, head of the central Mirzachul region multidisciplinary clinics H.Abduraimov, teacher of academic lyceum "Sayiljoy" at Jizzakh State Pedagogical Institute named after Abdulla Kadiri D.Hakimova and others expressed their views about the election program of presidential candidate and outlined in her priorities, stressed that the presidential elections held on the basis of multi-party system, and alternatively, in accordance with the principles of democracy. 

source: www.uza.uz



Kuwaiti "Al-Anba" on the presidential elections of the Republic of Uzbekistan


In the Kuwaiti daily "Al-Anba" published an article "The Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan: All parties expressed their desire to participate in the presidential elections". 

It is reported that at the present time in Uzbekistan goes an active preparation for the important political event - the presidential elections to be held on March 29 this year. 

As the newspaper writes, according to the decision of the Central Election Commission, formed in the republic 14 constituencies, including the Republic of Karakalpakstan, 12 regions and the capital Tashkent. 

The publication provides information on the candidates for the post of President of the country - Islam Karimov from the Liberal Democratic Party, Hatamjon Ketmonov from the People's Democratic Party, Akmal Saidov from the Democratic Party "Milly Tiklanish" and Nariman Umarov from the Social Democratic Party "Adolat". 

The paper focuses on his audience that the costs associated with the preparation and conduct of elections shall be covered by public funds. Financing and other material support to candidates for President of Uzbekistan at the expense of other means is prohibited. 

At the end of the article provides a brief overview of the most important socio-economic and socio-political achievements of Uzbekistan's independence. 

IA "Jahon", Kuwait



Election of the President - the basis of a prosperous future of the country and the people


Election campaign of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan has entered a critical stage - after the registration of candidates for President of the CEC began campaigning. About how organized and on what principles based preparation and conduct of the forthcoming elections, UzA correspondent talked with the chairman of the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov. 

- The Constitution of our country stipulates that the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan is the head of state and ensures the coordinated functioning and interaction of bodies of state power, as well as the guarantor of the rights and freedoms of citizens, the Constitution and laws of the country - said M. Abdusalomov. - Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, which will be held on March 29 this year - is the most important socio-political event in the modern history of our country. After the activity, the political maturity of all the participants, ultimately, on the decision to take the voters, the future of the country and its further development. 

In this regard, a of great importance preparation and holding of elections at the highest organizational, legal and material-technical level, in full accordance with enshrined in the national electoral legislation democratic principles of transparency, openness and fairness. And for this purpose in our country created all necessary conditions. 

It is known that the election - is an essential factor in a democratic state with a strong civil society. They are the main form of expression of the people and its direct involvement in politics, government and public administration, the formation of the government. 

Therefore, the creation of modern, meeting the requirements of democracy and the conditions of our dynamic development of the electoral system to ensure free and active participation of citizens, political parties in the electoral processes, reliable guarantees of full implementation of the voting rights, have become one of the key priorities of policy of renewal and modernization of the country, implemented in the years of independence . 

The irreversibility of the reforms, their effectiveness is due, primarily, to evolutionary character of the "Uzbek model" of reforms. Step by step, consistently implemented also in the field of forming a democratic electoral system, which ensured its strength, stability, and at the same time is the possibility of further improvement - based on the requirements of time and deepen reforms. 

- What is the peculiarity of the current election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan? 

- The election campaign in 2015 for the election of the President of our country goes into a qualitatively new socio-political and socio-economic conditions, significantly increased inter-party competition, political and civic activity of the population. 

In the implementation of large-scale reforms, Uzbekistan has achieved great success in democratization and liberalization of the political, economic and humanitarian spheres. Our main achievements primarily include the strengthening of the country's peace, tranquility and civil harmony, sustainable economic growth, constant improvement of well-being, the quality of life of the population. It is crucial that simultaneously pursues a consistent reforms aimed at the formation and development of a civil society. 

As the most important factor and the source of these positive changes have become fundamental changes in the consciousness and thinking of 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. 

Clear confirmation of the increased level of political activity, legal and political culture of the population was the election of 2014 in the Oliy Majlis, regional, district and city councils of people's deputies. Their results demonstrated a commitment of our country and people to the building of a democratic state, where the main objective is to ensure the interests, rights and freedoms of a human, the rule of law, equality before it for all citizens. 

At the same time, the parliamentary elections showed how increased rigor and strictness of citizens in the assessment of the socio-political and socio-economic reforms, participation in this process of political parties, their practices as well as policy guidelines for the future. 

In turn, this has required all parties who have decided to participate in the presidential elections, not only to increase their activity in the election campaign, but also - and above all - to raise to a higher political level of its work, the election programs put forward their presidential candidates. 

- What is the legal basis for the elections of the President of Uzbekistan, guaranteeing their implementation in full compliance with the principles of democracy? 

- Of course, the basic document for the operation of the national electoral system, as well as democratic development in all other spheres of our society, is the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The Basic Law, in particular, provides that the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan is elected by the citizens of the country on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot. In addition, since independence formed a package of laws regulating the entire process of presidential elections. First of all, the laws "On elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan", "On guarantees of electoral rights of citizens", "On the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan", as well as a number of other legislative acts. 

The basis of the electoral legislation of our country put the key, universally recognized democratic principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and other international instruments ratified by Uzbekistan. 

Crucial to the vitality, efficiency adopted in the country of election laws is the fact that the international democratic standards have been incorporated into them automatically, and are implemented with the culture and traditions of our people and accumulated over the years of independence of the national experience of building a democratic state of law and society. 

In this regard, its possible to bring a fact - independent foreign experts believe that today the electoral legislation of Uzbekistan in terms of democracy superior to election laws of many developed countries. 

All legislative acts adopted in Uzbekistan in this area focus on the strict observance of electoral rights of citizens on the basis of the principles of fairness, transparency, openness and transparency, the creation of the necessary conditions for voters to participate freely in the elections and political parties put forward their candidates for the presidency - the broad and equal opportunities during the election campaign. 

The most important feature of the national electoral system is legally fixed system of independent election commission, headed by the Central Election Commission, which provide the organization and conduct of elections in accordance with the requirements of the law and subordinate only to the law. 

- What changes were made to the electoral legislation in recent years? 

- The rapid pace of modernization and renovation of our country and society have caused the need for continued improvement of national legislation, including the election. Appropriate tasks were set in adopted by the Oliy Majlis in 2010 the Concept of further deepening democratic reforms and formation of civil society in the country. 

Key importance had defined in this policy document measures to strengthen the democratization of state power and administration, strengthening multi-party system. To this end, the Basic Law was introduced a number of amendments aimed at further improving the system of checks and balances between branches of government. 

In addition, the electoral law was amended and supplements for a more complete implementation of the principle of freedom of choice, enhance the effectiveness of equal conditions for political parties nominated their candidates during election campaigning, improving the legal mechanisms to ensure transparency in the elections. 

In accordance with the amendment to Article 117 of the Constitution of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan - first in the world - has the status of a constitutional body, has a special place in the government, which provides preparation and conduct of elections without any interference by other authorities. CEC granted exclusive authority in this matter. The main principles of the Commission determined by an independent, legality, collegiality, openness and fairness. This has strengthened safeguards to ensure the free expression of the voters, democratic elections. 

It should be noted that the activities of election commissions at all levels and all activities at each stage of the electoral process clearly defined by law, as well as programs substantive preparations for and conduct of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, developed by the Central Election Commission based on the requirements of the legislation. 

The program, subject to certain problems in the electoral law on the preparation and holding of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, basis of a clear time schedule painted all the relevant activities, as well as those responsible for these structures. This makes it possible to organize a campaign on a high democratic level, provide the necessary conditions for effective work of district and precinct election commissions and for the full implementation of the electoral rights of participants in the electoral process - the political parties nominated their candidates for the Presidency the voters directly. 

CEC within the borders of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regions and Tashkent city established 14 electoral districts for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, formed the district election commissions, and they, in turn, established 9058 polling stations and precinct election commissions are formed. The commissions of both levels based on the recommendations of local Councils of People's Deputies includes respected members of the public. 44 polling stations established at the offices of the Republic of Uzbekistan in foreign countries. 

In accordance with national legislation, the right to nominate candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan have only political party. All the four political parties operating in the country submitted to the Central Election Commission the necessary documents and were allowed to participate in the elections. These are - People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Milly Tiklanish" Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan and the Social Democratic Party "Adolat". 

Presidential nomination was made supreme bodies of political parties - the congress or kurultai. Then were gathered petitions in support of candidates. By law, the subscription lists presented by each political party had to contain signatures of at least five per cent of the total number of voters in the country, representing not less than eight administrative-territorial formations. In one of the administrative-territorial entity - the Republic of Karakalpakstan, region, city Tashkent - a political party can not collect more than eight percent of the signatures of the total. 

Signature sheets together with the necessary documents were submitted by political parties Central Election Commission for registration of candidates. In the seven-day period set by the CEC checked the submitted documents and gave their opinion on compliance. The accuracy of the subscription lists checked formed CEC working groups. 

February 14 meeting of the Central Election Commission, which adopted the decision on the registration of candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan of the election campaign of candidates for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan during the election campaign. 

- The beginning, in fact, one of the most important stages of the election campaign - election campaign ... 

- The election campaign is a systematic process consisting of interrelated stages. Among them, a crucial role is played by campaigning, which in all democracies, including in our country, is emphasized. It enables candidates to familiarize voters with their election programs. 

According to the Law "On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan" presidential candidates, political parties have equal rights to use the media during the election campaign. 

Resolution of the Central Election Commission in order to ensure a level playing field during the election campaign presidential candidates for performances with its future work program provided for 900 minutes of airtime on the channels of the National TV and Radio Company "Uzbekistan" and "Yoshlar" and the same printed area - 10 strips in newspapers "Xalq So'zi "," Narodnoye Slovo "and" Pravda Vostoka". 

Presidential candidate law also granted an equal right to hold meetings with voters. Each candidate is entitled to have up to 15 agents, who help him the election campaign, campaign for his election and represent their interests in various organizations. 

- How in practice, transparency, openness and transparency of the electoral process? 

- The organization of democratic elections in our country is based on the fact that the secret is just a vote, all other processes are carried out openly, publicly and transparently. In accordance with the Law "On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan" election commissions inform citizens about their activities on the preparation and conduct of elections, the formation of election commissions, their location and operation time, acquainted with the list of voters participating in the electoral list of the political parties, according to information on the candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, on the results of voting and elections. 

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, observers from political parties nominating presidential candidates, members of the press, television and radio, observers from other countries , international organizations and movements. 

A very important role in ensuring the openness and transparency of the electoral process played by the media. 

During the election campaign last year, including the parliamentary elections in 2014, has a long experience of cooperation between the Central Election Commission and the media raise the awareness of domestic and foreign public about all stages of the preparation and conduct of elections. For the purpose of comprehensive and objective coverage of the election campaign in 2015 for the election of the President of our country's Central Election Commission has concluded bilateral agreements with the National TV and Radio Company of Uzbekistan, the National Information Agency of Uzbekistan and Information Agency "Jahon". The agreement also provides a broad explanation of the population of the national legislation governing the electoral process. Increasingly active in covering the election process show non-state media, primarily members of the association the Association, and analytical Internet publication. 

Central Election Commission established the Republican press center for coverage of the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Similar press centers in all regions of the country - at the district election commissions. To date, the CEC accredited to cover the presidential elections in our country more than 340 representatives of local and foreign media.

www.elections.uz 



Great interest in the Chinese media for the presidential elections in Uzbekistan


Chinese media continue to follow with great interest the preparations for the major political events in Uzbekistan - the presidential election to be held on March 29, 2015. 

In particular, the subject of the presidential election is also reflected in the article of journalist Dinh Jiuhua "Uzbekistan - the height of the election campaign", which was posted on the electronic portal of the newspaper Xinmin Evening («New Generation"). The author informs that after the elections to the national parliament formation of the government in Uzbekistan is carried out intensive work on the preparations for the presidential elections. 

It is noted that 9058 the country was established polling stations, including 44 at the offices of the republic abroad. Polling stations are provided with all necessary means of communication, computer and office equipment, legal literature. In designated areas established for secret voting cabins, ballot boxes. 

In turn, the newspaper China Daily published an article correspondent Zheng Qi, entitled "In March of Uzbekistan held presidential elections". 

Reporting that very soon in Uzbekistan President to be elected, Zheng Qi provides information on candidates for the highest state post - it's Islam Karimov from the Liberal Democratic Party, Hatamjon Ketmonov from the People's Democratic Party, Akmal Saidov from the party "Milly Tiklanish" and Nariman Umarov from the Social Democratic Party "Adolat". 

"The country is preparing for elections is carried out systematically, based on the requirements of the electoral legislation programs substantive preparations for and conduct of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, approved by the Central Election Commission - the journalist writes. - All existing political parties in the country in accordance with the electoral law, as well as on the basis of the documents submitted, received approval to participate in the presidential election". 

IA "Jahon", Shanghai



Briefing in London


The Embassy of Uzbekistan in London hosted a briefing on the upcoming election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It was attended by representatives of political, business, academia and the media UK. 

During the briefing, it was stressed that the upcoming presidential election should be a milestone in the modern history of Uzbekistan, which will consolidate the results of political, economic and social reforms implemented during the 23 years of independence, ensure further steady and consistent progress of the country. Highlights the importance of the upcoming elections for the further development of the state and the Central Asian region as a whole. 

The participants got acquainted with the preparations for the presidential elections, presented four existing Party candidate for the highest office in the state, the procedures of collecting signatures and approval of candidates. They were also informed that the citizens of Uzbekistan, temporarily or permanently residing in the United Kingdom, Norway and Ireland will be able to vote on a set of the Embassy of the polling station №23. 

At the briefing, participants learned about the main stages of formation and development of the country as a democratic state with a socially oriented market economy and a strong civil society. They familiarized themselves with the basic principles of the "Uzbek model of development" and the Concept of further deepening democratic reforms and formation of civil society in the country. 

The audience's attention was drawn to one of the five priority areas of the Concept - the democratization of state power and administration. Information was also provided to improve the electoral system and the law on which successfully passed the recent elections in the country's parliament, are the main results of these elections. 

The audience was also shown a documentary film "The Uzbek model of development", among them were distributed relevant information materials. 
Some of the participants spoke correspondent of IA "Jahon". 

Thus, the chairman of the Cambridge Central Asia Forum Siddharth Saxena said that during the surveillance took place in December 2014 parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan, he was particularly impressed with the activity of citizens of all ages and social groups in the electoral process. 

- Representatives of a whole range of professions and all generations, especially young people, took part in these activities, either as candidates, and as voters. This factor is very important for the upcoming elections, given the wide coverage of political parties, - he said. 

Chairman of the British NGO Haven Wolverhampton Ann Dawson commended the achievements made in Uzbekistan and measures to support the active participation of women in public life and society. In her opinion, of particular importance is the creation of opportunities for young families and graduates of educational institutions. 

Director of Pathfinder Trade and Invest Michael Thomas stressed that it is necessary to recognize the great progress of Uzbekistan to the socio-economic development. He paid particular attention to the transport and communication potential of our country, both in the context of the historical role of the Silk Road and modern projects aimed at diversifying its own trade and infrastructure, linking together the major regions of the world. 

According to M.Tomas, Uzbekistan should actively use its favorable geographical position and expand export markets outside the region of Central Asia. 

CEO of Browning Wealth Management Benjamin Browning noted the progress made by Uzbekistan in the sphere of agriculture, as well as efforts to preserve the environment. He believes that it is important that parties and candidates participating in the electoral processes, take into account these issues in their election platforms. 

Chairman of the Association of Tatars UK Minullin Ramil, who was born and raised in Uzbekistan, highlighted the attention given to our country on social protection of the population. Referring to the experience gained while working in Uzbekistan, he said that is actively using it for the initiation and implementation of humanitarian projects in the UK. 

IA "Jahon", London



Narimon Umarov met with voters of Navoi region


Candidate for President of Uzbekistan from the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Adolat" Narimon Umarov on February 17 meeting with voters in Navoi region. 

Meeting was opened by the chairman of the 5th Navoi district election commission of the President of Uzbekistan U.Mavlonov. Trustee of candidate for President G.Sattorova familiarized participants with the biography of the candidate. 

The event was a candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Narimon Umarov spoke about his election program. 

The program of the candidate focusing on socially oriented economy serving improve the quality and standard of living of different social groups and strata of the population, based on the traditional values of social democracy. Especially focuses on the issue of innovation-based economy, that is emphasized that only based on new technologies economy will serve to improve the power of our state, the development of the social sphere. Identified a need that should be based on the latest achievements in economy, science and technology, as well as the education system, to educate advanced innovative thinking. 

At the meeting, the head of the district department Kiziltepa methodological support and organization of the institutions of public education R.Aslonova, deputy chairman of the Regional Council of the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Adolat" Sh.Vafoev and others expressed their opinions about the program and the candidate nominated for her problems. Called on the voters to take an active part in the upcoming March 29, 2015 election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

source: www.uza.uz



Narimon Umarov met with voters of Bukhara region


On February 17 held a meeting of the candidate the President of Uzbekistan from the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Adolat" Narimon Umarov with voters of Bukhara region. 

Meeting was opened by the chairman of the 3rd Bukhara District Election Commission on Elections of the President of Uzbekistan M.Daminov. Trustee of candidate for President A. Tursunov familiarized the participants with the biography of the candidate. 

At the event with a speech about his election program delivered presidential candidate Uzbekistan Narimon Umarov.

In the pre-election program of the candidate special significance is directed to social protection and its application in practice - these are questions that are at the center of constant attention. Nominated by such important tasks as the ongoing development of our country policy based on the principle of "Reforms - not for reforms and for a man," the rule of law, especially in the further acceleration of the reforms, the creation of equal opportunities for all, regardless of age, ethnicity and socio-economic status, origin, implementation of the principles of social justice, protection of rights and legal interests and freedoms of citizens. 

The chief doctor of dental clinics in the district of Vabkent M.Hamidov, chairman of a limited liability company "Furkat service plus" in Bukhara F.Kadyrov, teacher Bukhara professional college of light industry and pedagogy H.Alimov and others expressed their views on the program of the candidate and determines major problems. Underlined that conduct of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on a multiparty and alternative basis shows that in our country, the principles of democracy, the national electoral system fully complies with international standards. 

source: www.uza.uz



Akmal Saidov met with voters of Tashkent


Candidate for President of Uzbekistan from the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Milly Tiklanish" Saidov on February 17 meeting with voters in Tashkent city. 

Meeting was opened by the chairman of the 14th district of Tashkent city election commission of the President of Uzbekistan J.Inagamov. Trustee of candidate for President F.Muhiddinova briefed the participants with the biography of the candidate. 

The event was a speech about his election program delivered the presidential candidate of the Republic of Uzbekistan Akmal Saidov. 

The program focuses on the preservation and enrichment of the national cultural and moral values, traditions and customs of the people of Uzbekistan. In particular, a number of priorities for further improvement of the National Democratic Institute of Mahalla, strengthen its institutional and economic framework, strengthening the direct participation of citizens in matters of local importance, as well as in the revival and enrichment of national and spiritual values, traditions and customs. The program also addresses issues of protection of the domestic market from low-grade, does not meet international standards of products (works, services), strengthening the legal basis for the formation of attractive investment environment. 

At the meeting, Professor of Tashkent State Technical University named after Abu Rayhan Biruni B.Egamberdiev and others noted that the election of the President of Uzbekistan are based on a multiparty and alternative, in accordance with democratic principles, expressed their views on the election program of candidate for President and outlined in her priority problems. Urged voters to actively participate in the upcoming March 29, 2015 election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

source: www.uza.uz



Hotamjon Ketmonov met with voters of Andijan region


In our country, continues meetings with voters of candidates for President of Uzbekistan. On February 17 in Andijan candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Hotamjon Ketmonov met voters of Andijan region. 

The meeting was opened by the chairman 2nd Andijan district election commission for the election of the President of of Uzbekistan. O.Mirzaev. Trustee of candidate for President A.Nurmatov familiarized participants with the biography of the candidate. 

Candidate for President of of Uzbekistan Hotamjon Ketmonov spoke about his election program. 

The Programme identified such basic tasks as economic and financial incentives to enterprises for processing of local raw materials for production of competitive on the domestic and foreign markets, consumer goods, improving the efficiency of their concessional lending practices pertaining to maintaining full employment in enterprises, providing adequately paid work, the development of investment programs to develop promising industries, providing an integrated approach to programs for the training of specialists with specialized secondary, vocational and higher education and regional employment programs. 

The meeting chairman Boz District Council of People's Democratic Party M.Tuychieva, chief lawyer of the Andijan branch "Asakabank" I.Solijonov and others expressed their views on the election program of the candidate, said that the holding of the forthcoming elections in accordance with the Constitution and national laws of the country , international norms suggests that the electoral legislation of our country are fully respected democratic principles. They called on the voters to take an active part in the upcoming March 29, 2015 election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

source: www.uza.uz 



In Germany, about election campaign events in Uzbekistan


German news portal Presseecho.de. published a report from the Tashkent Republican training seminar organized by the CEC for the chairman and members of the district election commissions for elections of the President and the heads of regional press centers. 

The article notes that in the course of the event discussed issues relating to the activities of these structures, there was an exchange of experiences and were appropriate recommendations. 

Its also emphasized that objective and timely information to the public through the media about the preparation and conduct of elections organized by the Republican press center for coverage of this event. 

"Press Center organizes ongoing CEC briefings, press conferences devoted to the main stages of the election campaign, in a timely manner provides local and foreign media necessary information materials related to the elections," - reports edition. 

Another electronic resource Germany - Openpr.de, reported on the ongoing preparations for the 11th Ferghana district election commission on elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It is noted that all the preparatory work is done on the basis of national legislation requirements. 

"In towns and districts of the region organized 947 polling stations. They are all necessary conditions for the free expression of the will of the voters. Land provided appropriate equipment and literature on electoral legislation. When the district election commission organized a press center for coverage of the elections ", - informs the German site. 

IA "Jahon", Berlin



Akmal Saidov met with voters of Kashkadarya region


Meetings of the candidates for President of Uzbekistan with voters. Candidate for President of Uzbekistan from the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Milly Tiklanish" Akmal Saidov on February 16 met with voters of Kashkadarya region. 

The meeting was opened by the Chairman of the 13th Kashkadarya district election commission on elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan I.Djuraev. Trustee of the candidate, chairman of the regional TV and Radio Company U.Nusurov familiarized the participants with the biography of the candidate. 

Candidate for President of Uzbekistan Akmal Saidov delivered a speech about his election program. 

The program of the candidate to preserve and further enrichment of the historical, cultural and intellectual heritage, culture and customs of the Uzbek people, wide promotion of its achievements among the younger generation, further improving the system of legal education in our country, a solid defense of national interests, further strengthening the international authority of Uzbekistan identified as important problem. 

At the meeting, Professor of Karshi State University N.Shadmanov and others expressed their views on the program of the candidate and called on the voters to take an active part in the upcoming March 29 of this year, the election of the President of of Uzbekistan. 



Akmal Saidov met with voters of Surkhandarya region


Meetings of the candidates for President of Uzbekistan with voters continue. On February 16 in Termez voters of Surkhandarya region met with the presidential candidate of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Milly Tiklanish" Akmal Saidov. 

Meeting was opened by the chairman of the 9th Surkhandarya district election commission for the election of the President of Uzbekistan A.Akhmedov. Trustee of presidential candidate, the Termez State University professor S.Tursunov presented the biography of the candidate. 

At the event with a speech about his election program delivered presidential candidate A. Saidov. 

In the pre-election program of the candidate special attention paid to the implementation of the idea of national revival, national identity, the study of our history. The program also defines the tasks to build in our country developed a modern democratic society, deeper study of the history of Uzbekistan, improvement of the legal culture of citizens, creation of a strong national economy, upbringing of healthy and harmoniously developed generation, formation of healthy information environment and the protection of national interests of our country in international relations . 

The responsible officer of the Youth Center at the Regional Council of Public Youth Movement "Kamolot" B.Karimov, teacher of regional Institute of training and professional development of public education S.Turaeva and other expressed their views and opinions about the program of the candidate. They called on the voters to actively participate in the election of the President of of Uzbekistan, which will be held March 29, 2015. 

source: www.uza.uz



Narimon Umarov met with Karakalpak voters


On February 16 held a meeting of the candidate the President of Uzbekistan from the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Adolat" Narimon Umarov with voters of the Republic of Karakalpakstan. 

The meeting was opened by Chairman of the 1st Karakalpak district election commission for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan K.Karimov. Trustee of presidential candidate, R.Matkurbonov familiarized participants with the biography of the candidate. 

At the event with a speech about his election program delivered presidential candidate Uzbekistan N.Umarov. 

In the program, taking into account the fact that in our country human interests are the highest value, the main task is to determine the need for broad adoption of the principles of justice for everyone. In this regard, special attention is paid to the fact that the priorities are the rule of law, the creation of equal opportunities for all, protection of rights and legal interests and freedoms of citizens. 

Director of Karakalpakstan branch of the International Charitable Fund of Ecology and Health "Ecosan" N.Mirzaburatov, a student of 3rd course of Karakalpakstan State University Berdakh, laureate of State Prize Zulfiya O.Urazimbetova, teacher of Nukus State Pedagogical Institute named after Adjiniyaz U.Seytjanova and others noted, that the conduct of the election of the President of Uzbekistan on a multiparty and alternative basis indicates that our country has formed a legal state, the national electoral system is fully consistent with accepted international standards. There were opinions and judgments about the program of the candidate. Urged voters to take an active part in the upcoming March 29 elections, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

source: www.uza.uz



Narimon Umarov met with voters of Khorezm region


In the field are underway meetings of the candidates for President of Uzbekistan with voters are underway. Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Adolat" Narimon Umarov on February 16 met with voters in Khorezm region. 

Meeting was opened by the chairman of the 12th Khorezm District Election Commission on Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan A.Rahimov. Trustee of presidential candidate M.Kurbanbaev familiarized participants with the biography of the candidate. 

At the event with a speech about his election program delivered presidential candidate of Uzbekistan Narimon Umarov. 

The program put forward such important tasks as the rule of law and the principles of social justice, improvement of legislation, the establishment of robust mechanisms for the implementation of the adopted laws, the development of science, increasing the role of civil society, ensuring the priority of national interests in foreign policy. In addition, the program reflects the recognized world political practice social democratic ideas in tune with the mentality of our people. 

Chairman of the Regional Council of the Social Democratic Party "Adolat" N.Eshmetov, assistant professor of Urgench branch of Tashkent Medical Academy D.Olimova and others expressed their views and opinions about the program of the candidate, and certain problems in it. They also called on the voters to take an active part in the upcoming March 29, 2015 election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

source: www.uza.uz



Hotamjon Ketmonov met with voters of Namangan region


In the field are underway meetings of the candidates for President Uzbekistan with voters. On February 16 in Namangan candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the People's Democratic Party Hotamjon Ketmonov met 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 Uzbekistan G.Artykov. Trustee of presidential candidate, A.Kyrgyzbaev familiarized participants with the biography of the candidate. 

The event gave a speech on his election program a candidate for President of the Republic Uzbekistan H.Ketmonov. 

The program of the candidate identified the main tasks such as sequential improvement of employment, providing the population with the possibility of wider use of quality health services, the formation of a democratic rule of law and open civil society and others. 

During the meeting, the chief editor of "Namangan haqiqati" M.Parpiev, chairman of the People's Democratic Party Uychi District Council, member of the Namangan Regional Council of deputies Abdullayev, deputy chairman of the Regional Council of Public Youth Movement "Kamolot" M.Ubaydullaev and others noted that the presidential elections of Uzbekistan are based on a multiparty and alternative, in accordance with international democratic principles. The participants expressed their views on the candidates' platforms and certain problems in it. They called on the voters to actively participate in the upcoming March 29 elections, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

source: www.uza.uz



Hotamjon Ketmonov met with voters of Fergana region


In our country, continues process of preparation for the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. According to Article 28 of the Law "On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan" on the basis of decisions of the Central Election Commission of the election campaign of candidates for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of candidates began the meeting with voters. 

Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the People's Democratic Party Hotamjon Ketmonov on February 16 met with voters of Fergana region. 

Meeting was opened by the chairman of the 11th Ferghana district election commission for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan N.Sobirov. Trustee of candidate for President M.Mahkamov familiarized participants with the biography of the candidate. 

At the event with a speech about his election program delivered presidential candidate of Uzbekistan H.Ketmonov. 

The program paid special attention to areas such as the improvement provided by the state and society, targeted social assistance, improving the efficiency of the full support of low-income families, improving the social security system, improving living standards by providing employment. 

During the meeting, the director of Margilan Medical College Sh.Ermatov , deputy director of the Fergana refinery Sh.Nishonboev, deputy chairman of the Regional Council of People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan D.Mamazhonova and others noted that the holding of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the basis of multi-party demonstrates that in our country, the principles of democracy, the national electoral system fully complies with international standards. They called on the voters to actively participate in the upcoming March 29, 2015 election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

source: www.uza.uz



In Geneva acquainted with the preparations for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan


At the headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the International Trade Centre WTO / UNCTAD (ITC) in Geneva held presentations on the upcoming presidential elections in Uzbekistan. They are organized by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva. 

During the event, representatives of WIPO and ITC acquainted with the preparations for the major political events of the year in our country - the presidential elections to be held on March 29, 2015. They also received detailed information about the achievements of our country in the socio-political and socio-economic areas, measures of liberalization and democratization of governance. 

It was noted that the preparations for the presidential election is based on the requirements of the electoral law, in the spirit of openness, transparency and democracy. All operating in the country, political parties expressed their desire to participate in presidential elections and to this end, presented to the CEC a package of necessary documents. 

It was stressed that ensuring transparency, clarity and transparency of the electoral process is one of the fundamental principles of elections in Uzbekistan. At present, there is an active campaign, which was widely covered in the print media, on television and radio, the Internet. 



IA "Jahon", Geneva



Development processes in Uzbekistan are studied in Greece


In the Museum of History and military achievements of Greece held a briefing on the upcoming presidential elections in Uzbekistan. It was organized by the Consulate General of our country in Athens together with the Institute of International Relations in Greece. 

The event was attended by prominent figures of science, culture and art, representatives of political, expert-analytical and business circles of Greece and the Greek journalists publications and TV companies. 

Participants of the briefing was provided detailed information on the preparations for the presidential elections to be held on March 29 this year. They become acquainted with current events of Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan in this process, as well as participation in the campaign four political parties in the parliament. A keen interest in the participants were the main indicators of socio-economic development in 2014 and the priorities of the economic program for 2015. 

Director of the Institute of International Relations of Greece Andreas Andrianopulos praised the reforms implemented in Uzbekistan in various fields, including political, economic and cultural fields. According to him, now one of the biggest achievements by the Republic is the stability security of the country. Uzbekistan has great potential, therefore many countries are seeking to expand cooperation with it. Despite the global financial crisis, the country's economy is developing steadily, which confirms the correctness of the chosen path of national development in Uzbekistan. 

Chairman of the Society "Greece-Uzbekistan", the president of the Greek company «European Profiles» Dimitris Bakolas noted that the upcoming presidential elections in Uzbekistan are a great political event. D.Bakolas also believes that the authority of Uzbekistan increasingly getting stronger. Adherence to the principles of democracy in Uzbekistan and dynamic economic growth are important in ensuring the continued growth of the welfare of the people. 

The head of the press service of the Parliament of Greece, Petros Kasimatis informed that during his last visit to Uzbekistan as an observer at the parliamentary elections December 21, 2014, he was convinced that the country has implemented major reforms in the political life. Radical modernization and liberalization of the political system ensures compliance with generally accepted democratic values, which was confirmed by carrying out high-level parliamentary elections in accordance with international standards. He stressed the strong economic growth in our country, which is observed in recent years. In his words, the positive results in the economy, coupled with effective reforms of the political sphere, of course, create strong preconditions for strengthening the position of Uzbekistan on the regional and international levels. 

IA "Jahon", Athens



The deputy of the Polish Sejm Jacek Czerniak: "I am sure that the choice of the Uzbek people will strengthen the sovereignty of the state"


On the occasion of the upcoming important political events in our country - the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, member of the Polish Sejm J. Czerniak gave an interview to the news agency "Jahon". 

- In 2015, in Uzbekistan, as well as in Poland, will be elected President. 

This post nominated four operating in Uzbekistan political parties. Now the country is actively preparing for the presidential elections to be held March 29, 2015. The election campaign - is, first of all, representation of the candidates on the prospects for further development of the country. Each voter will make the final decision on voting for a worthy candidate, based on the election platforms. 

There is no doubt that this is the most important political event in your country will be held at the highest organizational level, in accordance with the provisions of the national electoral laws and international democratic standards. 

In this regard, I wish to Uzbekistan successful elections. I am sure that the choice made by the Uzbek people will strengthen the sovereignty of the state, will be the basis for further development of the country and its future. 

IA "Jahon", Warsaw



In Germany, about the role and place of NGOs in Uzbekistan


The German edition Presse Anzeiger published an extensive article entitled "Strengthening the role and place of NGOs in the institutions of civil society", dedicated to the development of this sector in Uzbekistan. 

The article provides information on legal framework, regulating issue of establishment and operation of public associations, protection of their rights and legitimate interests of citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

"Indicated standards laid down in Chapter 13 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan. They also have been developed in a number of specific laws of the country - "On Public Associations in the Republic of Uzbekistan" (1991), "On Non-Governmental Organizations" (1999), "On public funds" (2003), "On guarantees of activity of non-governmental non-profit organizations (2007)," - the article says. 

It is noted that in accordance with the above nomes prohibited obstruction of or interference in the work of NGOs, are guaranteed the right of access to information, the right to appeal to the state bodies and officials with a request to obtain the information necessary for the implementation of statutory activities. 

Its stressed that the legislation ensures that NGOs the right to protection from unlawful decisions of the state bodies, actions (inaction) of their officials, as well as government support. 

Special attention is given to the material which came into force this year in the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On Environmental Protection", main contribution to the development and organization of the public discussion of which belongs to the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan. 

"In accordance with the law of NGOs, self-government bodies have the authority to implement public environmental control, participation in the preparation and decision-making on environmental protection - the article says. - NGOs also have the right to make to the relevant authorities proposals for measures to revealing violations of legislation in the field of environmental protection and rational use of natural resources". 

German portal also reported that the adoption in December 2013 Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On additional measures to assist the development of civil society" allows us to simplify the procedure for registration of NGOs, of their reporting, to improve the institutional and legal mechanisms of interaction of state bodies and NGOs. 

The article provides a quantitative and qualitative composition of the NGO. It is reported that on January 1, 2014 the number of registered NGOs exceeded 7,800 units. Resulting in a comparison of 1991, when the country has continued to work only 95 NGOs, the publication emphasizes that over the past three years the number of NGOs has increased by 44%. 

"Analysis of the statutory objectives and activities of NGOs of the republic shows that the total number of NGOs have the largest share of the organization to support the development of entrepreneurship and farming (17.9%), sports (13%) and youth organizations (8.3%), territorial units of political parties (10.7%), an organization advocating for the rights and interests of people with disabilities (7.3%)", - concludes Presse Anzeiger. 

IA "Jahon", Berlin



On the campaigning of candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan during the election campaign for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan


DECREE 

OF CENTRAL ELECTION COMMISSION 

OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN 

№689                                                                                                                            February 14th, 2015 

About campaigning of presidential candidates 

of Uzbekistan during the election campaign 

for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan 

On the basis of Article 28 of the Law "On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan" in order to create a level playing field during the election campaign the candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan decides: 

1. Provide candidates for President of Uzbekistan during the campaigning: 
  • 900 minutes of airtime on television and radio "O'zbekiston" and "Yoshlar" of National Broadcasting Company of Uzbekistan;
  • 10 bands print space in newspapers "Xalq so'zi", "Narodnoye Slovo" and "Pravda Vostoka".
2. To establish that: 

candidates for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan independently determine the types, forms, methods and content of the materials campaigning in the media; 

airtime provided by paragraph 1 of this resolution shall not apply to broadcast in a single block of campaign videos, radio reels of candidates. 

3. National Broadcasting Company of Uzbekistan, the newspaper "Xalq so'zi", "Narodnoye Slovo" and "Pravda Vostoka" to provide the necessary and equal conditions for performances during the election campaign of candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in accordance with the requirements of the legislation. 

4. Take note that in accordance with Article 16 of the Law "On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan" equal conditions for election campaigning candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the regional media assigned to the district election commission. 

5. Media: 

- To ensure a level playing field when illuminated in the news programs and other informational materials of pre-election activities of candidates for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan; 

- With coverage of the election activities guided by the Regulation "On the procedure of using the media by candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the political parties in conducting campaigning during the election campaign", approved by the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated September 18, 2007 № 319. 

6. The enforcement of this decision to assign to the deputy chairman of the Central Election Commission K.Adilov. 


Chairman                                                                                                              M. Abdusalomov 


www.elections.uz



On the registration of Narimon Madjitovich Umarov as a candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan



DECREE 

OF CENTRAL ELECTION COMMISSION 

OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN 

№688
                                                                                                                              February 14th, 2015 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT 

of Narimon Madjitovich Umarov 

as a Candidate for the President of Uzbekistan 

Having examined the documents submitted for registration of a candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Narimon Madjitovich Umarov, nominated by the Social Democratic Party "Adolat", in accordance with Articles 14, 25 of the Law "On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan", the Central Election Commission decides: 

1. To register Narimon Madjitovich Umarov as a candidate for President the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Social Democratic Party "Adolat. 

2. To publish this resolution in mass media. 


Chairman                                                                                                              M. Abdusalomov 


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On the registration of Akmal Holmatovich Saidov as a candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan


DECREE 

OF CENTRAL ELECTION COMMISSION 

OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN 

№687                                                                                                                              February 14th, 2015 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT 

Of Akmal Holmatovich Saidov 

as a Candidate for the President of Uzbekistan 

Having examined the documents submitted for registration of a candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Akmal Holmatovich Saidov nominated by the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Milly Tiklanish", in accordance with Articles 14, 25 of the Law "On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan", the Central Election Commission decides

1. To register Akmal Holmatovich Saidov as a candidate for President the Republic of Uzbekistan fromthe Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Milly Tiklanish". 

2. To publish this resolution in mass media. 


Chairman                                                                                                              M. Abdusalomov 


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On the registration of Hotamjon Abdurahmonovich Ketmonov as a candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan


DECREE 

OF CENTRAL ELECTION COMMISSION 

OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN 

686                                                                                                                               14th February, 2015 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT 

of Hotamjon Abdurahmonovich Ketmonov 

as a Candidate for the President of Uzbekistan 

Having examined the documents submitted for registration of a candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Hotamjon Abdurahmonovich Ketmonov nominated by the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, in accordance with Articles 14, 25 of the Law "On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan", the Central Election Commission decides

1. To register Hotamjon Abdurahmonovich Ketmonov as a candidate for President the Republic of Uzbekistan from the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan

2. To publish this resolution in mass media. 

Chairman                                                                                                            M. Abdusalomov 

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On the registration of Islam Abduganiyevich Karimov as a candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan


DECREE 

OF CENTRAL ELECTION COMMISSION 

OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN 

№685                                                                                                                                 14th February, 2015 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT 

of Islam Abduganiyevich Karimov 

as a Candidate for the President of Uzbekistan 

Having examined the documents submitted for registration of a candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Abduganiyevich Karimov, nominated by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, in accordance with Articles 14, 25 of the Law "On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan", the Central Election Commission decides

1. To register Islam Abduganiyevich Karimov as a candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan. 

2. To publish this resolution in mass media. 


Chairman                                                                                                          M. Abdusalomov 


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Chinese media about our elections


Upcoming March 29, 2015 election of President of Uzbekistan actively highlighted by mass media of China. Multi-million Chinese audience is regularly informed about the preparation of our country for this important political event of the year. 

In particular, the central Chinese newspaper "People's Daily" published an article "On March 29, the Republic of Uzbekistan held presidential elections". It is noted that all the existing political parties in the country have expressed their desire to participate in presidential elections and to this end the CEC presented a package of necessary documents. 

In this regard, the reader provides information about the candidates for the post of the head of Uzbekistan - Islam Karimov from the Liberal Democratic Party, Xatamjon Ketmonov from the People's Democratic Party, Akmal Saidov from the party "Milly Tiklanish" and Nariman Umarov from the Social Democratic Party "Adolat". At present, the parties, are in process of collecting signatures in support of their candidate, which is responsible stage of the election campaign. 

"An important part of the development was the formation of electoral constituencies and regions Central Election Commission decided to establish the boundaries of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regions and Tashkent city 14 constituencies for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan - the newspaper writes - Based on the recommendations of Jokargy Kenes of Karakalpakstan, regional and Tashkent city councils of people's deputies approved the personal composition of the district election commissions. Their composition includes respected members of society who have accumulated experience in past elections. Importance is given to the organization of voting outside of Uzbekistan In this regard, all educated abroad 44 polling stations for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan". 

In turn, the news agency "Xinhua" focuses on the issues of the election campaign coverage in the press. States that for this purpose the CEC Uzbekistan adopted a special resolution on media accreditation. 

According to the agency to cover the elections are going to many foreign media including journalists from China. "At the moment already started its work the Republican press center on coverage of the elections. This structure should provide objective and timely information to the public about the preparation and conduct of elections. During the campaign will focus on the creation of a broad and equal opportunities for candidates to the President of Uzbekistan to use the media. They will be provided with an equal volume of airtime and print space to present their election programs educate the public with their views on the of socio-political and socio-economic development of the country "- said the agency "Xinhua". 

China Internet Information Center and the China Radio International on their electronic portals published materials held at the Embassy of Uzbekistan in China "round table" dedicated to the upcoming political events. 

It is noted that it was attended by representatives of political and expert-analytical circles of China, as well as journalists of the national and local publications. "The meeting discussed the preparation for the presidential elections, their role and importance for the future of Uzbekistan and regional security in Central Asia - the Chinese media reported - Addressing the meeting, the experts were unanimous in their opinion that the preparation for the upcoming presidential election in series is based on the requirements of national legislation". 

IA "Jahon , Beijing



In accordance with the principles of openness and transparency


One of the basic principles of the campaign is the openness and transparency of all stages of preparation and holding of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Media regions of our country are actively illuminate the course of preparation for an important event in the political life of the country. 

In Nukus at the next meeting of the 1st Karakalpak district election commission discussed preparations for the upcoming elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Its emphasized the important role of the media in this process. 

- To inform residents of the republic on all stages of the election campaign for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, - says the chairman of district committee K. Karimov - So, in the local print media published dislocation of 589 polling stations. Also in the media provided information about the composition of the district and precinct election commissions, including their addresses, phones. Now consider the documents of the media accreditation for the election coverage. Here operates the press center. Its employees have made their work plan. In the local media regularly published information materials, as well as explanatory articles of lawyers, scientists, experts on various aspects of the election campaign. 

In Andijan region is going targeted training for the upcoming elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Members of the 2nd Andijan district election commission pay great attention to the openness of the organization and preparation of elections in accordance with the Law "On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan" and its coverage in the media field, districts and cities. This was discussed at a regular meeting of the district election commission, where the chairman O. Mirzayev informed about the work being done in this direction, brought to the attention of journalists information about the formation of precinct election commissions and approving their personal composition. Discussed issues of coverage in the mass media of the preparations for the elections, the procedure of accreditation of journalists. 

- In our region a professional team of journalists on television, radio and in the press, with all the responsibility that carries a wide information and awareness , - he said. - Operation of the press center at the Regional Committee promotes interaction with the media and the Commission promptly informing the public about our work. 

IA "Jahon"



Registered trustees of candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan


A regular meeting of the Central Election Commission, which reviewed the issue of registration trustees of candidates for President of Uzbekistan. 

The Central Election Commission, having examined documents submitted by candidates for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan , adopted decrees for registration of authorized representatives of candidates for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

In accordance with Article 29 of the Law "On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan" candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan shall have the right to have up to 15 agents, who help him in the election campaign, campaign for electing him as a President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, represent his interests in relations with state and community organizations, election commissions. 

At the meeting discussed other issues relating to the powers of the Central Election Commission. 

Republican press center on covering 
Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan



Candidates for President of of Republic of Uzbekistan were registered


A regular meeting of the Central Election Commission, which reviewed the issue of registration of candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

The Central Election Commission, having considered the political party documents, adopted a resolution on the registration of candidates for President of of Republic of Uzbekistan. Candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan registered from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan - Islam Abduganiyevich Karimov, the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan - Xotamjhon Abdurahmonovich Ketmonov, the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Milly Tiklanish" - Akmal Holmatovich Saidov and the Social-democratic party "Adolat" - Narimon Madjitovich Umarov. 

In accordance with Article 28 of the Law "On Elections of the President of of Republic of Uzbekistan" from the date of registration of the Central Election Commission of the candidates for President of Republic of Uzbekistan starts its election campaign. In this connection on meeting considered the issue of of election campaign and the appropriate decision. 

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On the same day in the Republican press center for coverage of the elections of the President of of Republic of Uzbekistan held a briefing for local and foreign media. 

Central Election Commission Chairman M. Abdusalomov informed the participants about the results of the meeting of the Central Election Commission, as well as the preparation for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

It was noted that the election campaign is in full compliance with the electoral laws of our country and approved by the CEC Program substantive preparations and conduct of elections of the President of of Republic of Uzbekistan. 

In accordance with Article 28 of the Law "On Elections of the President of of Republic of Uzbekistan" The Central Election Commission adopted a resolution on of election campaign of candidates for President of of Republic of Uzbekistan. 

During the of election campaign the candidates for President of of Republic of Uzbekistan provided and shall have an equal right to use the media, in particular for them to bring voters to the main provisions of their election programs on television and radio National Broadcasting Company of Uzbekistan "Uzbekistan" and "Yoshlar" available on 900 minutes of airtime . Also its planned to broadcast video- and radio-reels about candidates for President of Uzbekistan, their election programs. 

Candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan independently determine the types, forms, methods and content of the materials of election campaign in the media. 

During the of election campaign in national periodicals "Xalq So'zi", "Narodnoye Slovo" and "Pravda Vostoka" provided free of charge up to 10 bands for each candidate for President of of Republic of Uzbekistan. These materials will also be published in regional publications. The principle of creation during the of election campaign equal conditions does not apply to the party press. They have the right to publish relevant material in any amount. 

M. Abdusalomov stressed that the CEC identified specific measures for the of election campaign in full compliance with the laws of our country. 

At the briefing also discussed the preparatory work, in particular that for the election of the President of of Republic of Uzbekistan established 9058 polling stations, including 44 at the offices of of Republic of Uzbekistan in foreign countries. Polling stations are provided with all necessary means of communication, computer and office equipment, legal literature. In designated areas established cabins for secret voting , ballot boxes. 

District election commissions formed compositions of precinct election commissions to carry out activities which attracted about 90,000 people, said the head of the Central Election Commission. They are representatives of health care, science, education, culture and sports - 67%, associations, non-profit organizations - 22.3%, farmers - 5.3%, the representatives of the production sector - 5.4%, economists - 6.2%. 84% of the commission members have previously been involved in the preparation and conduct of elections. Among the members of precinct election commissions women constitute 42.8%. 

At the briefing noted that special attention is paid to ensure openness and transparency of the election campaign, the creation of conditions for access to the media to information relating to the preparation and conduct of elections of the President of of Republic of Uzbekistan. To this end, the CEC has accredited more than 340 local and foreign media reporting in the prescribed manner the necessary documents. 

Republican press center on covering 
Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan



"Round Table" in Iran


The Embassy of our country in Tehran held a "round table" dedicated to the upcoming elections of the President of Uzbekistan, with the participation of expert-analytical, political and business circles and mass media of Iran. 

The event participants watched a documentary in English about the "Uzbek model" of development and achievements of the country's independence. 

Then present received detailed information on the preparations for the presidential elections to be held on March 29 this year. They got acquainted with current activities of Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan in this process as well as nominated candidates four political parties, members of the parliament. 

Particular attention was paid to the activities report of the President Islam Karimov at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers dedicated to the socio-economic development in 2014 and the most important priorities of economic program for 2015. 

In his speech, an expert on international economic relations, director of Iranparvar Food Industries, doctor of economic sciences Hedayat Iranparvarstressed that Uzbekistan's economy is developing along the right path, and macroeconomic indicators in different areas show a steady rise. He praised created favorable conditions for the country to attract foreign investment and innovation. 

Iranian expert expressed confidence that extensive experience gained by Uzbekistan in the electoral field and improved legal mechanisms, ensuring democracy and transparency of the electoral process, will guarantee success of the upcoming presidential elections. 

According to the managing partner of Cyrus Omron International, doctor of economic sciences Roki Ansari, facts and figures presented in a speech of President Islam Karimov clearly demonstrate the sustainable growth of Uzbekistan's economy, increase in production capacity, improvement of investment climate and expansion of foreign economic activity of the country. 

He also noted the importance of undertaken measures to improve living standards for all segments of the population in the Republic, creation of necessary conditions for its active participation in the political life of the country. 

In turn, doctor of philological science Seyed Morteza Mirhashemi stressed that Uzbekistan achieved impressive successes in modernizing the country's socio-economic development, as well as the preservation, restoration and promotion of rich heritage of the Uzbek people deserve respect. 

According to him, economic and political stability are the main criteria for the conduct of free and fair elections of the President of Uzbekistan. 

During the event, the participants were distributed materials on the State program "Year of attention and care for the older generation" and the Report of the President Islam Karimov at the joint session of the Legislative Chamber and Senate of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan. 

In general, a "round table" was held in an atmosphere of constructive and active discussion, exchange of views. 

IA "Jahon", Tehran



Briefing at the World Association of election bodies


At the headquarters of the World Association of election bodies (AWEB) in the city of Incheon held a briefing on the upcoming election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, with the participation of the Secretary General of the organization, Kim Young-Hee. The event was organized by the Embassy of our country in South Korea. 

World Association of electoral bodies established as an international organization in October 2013, with its headquarters in the South Korean city of Incheon. 

The main purpose of AWEB is to promote the international cooperation for the exchange of information and experience in the field of organizing and holding open and transparent elections, as well as to support electoral bodies in strengthening and developing the institutional framework for democratic elections. 

During the briefing was brought detailed information about the upcoming March 2015 elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It was also given a letter of Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan to the chairman of the World Association of electoral districts Li Ying Bok with invitation of the members of AWEB to take part in the elections as international observers. 

Speaking at the meeting, Secretary General of the AWEB Kim Young-Hee praised the level of cooperation with Uzbekistan organization. A good example of effective interaction he led part of the international framework to monitor the elections to the Parliament of the Republic of Uzbekistan, which took place in December last year. 

In this regard, Kim Young-Hee reported on AWEB's interest in deepening cooperation with Uzbekistan and sending of its representatives as international observers for the upcoming presidential elections in the republic. 

IA "Jahon", Seoul




"Asri Nav" acquaints with electoral processes in Uzbekistan


In Urdu lingual Afghan newspaper "Asri Nav" ("New Age") published an article about the upcoming presidential elections in our country. 

According to the publication, in accordance with Article 117 of the Constitution, Article 2 of the Constitutional Law "On regular elections to the representative bodies of state power and the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan" and Article 8 of the Law "On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan", the Central Election Commission (CEC) announced on March 29 2015 - the day of presidential elections of the country. 

It is noted that a decision on the formation and approval of the personal composition of district election commissions for the presidential election is taken. 

Particular attention is paid to the material participation in the elections of all existing political parties in Uzbekistan, which have submitted to the CEC package of necessary documents. 

In the publication, readers can read and candidates for the post of the head of Uzbekistan - it is Islam Karimov from the Liberal Democratic Party, Xatamjon Ketmonov from the People's Democratic Party, Akmal Saidov from the Democratic Party "Milly Tiklanish" and Nariman Umarov from the Social Democratic Party "Adolat" . 

IA "Jahon", Mazari-Sharif



Indian experts: "The people of Uzbekistan will choose the most worthy candidate"


The Embassy of our country in India held a briefing on the upcoming presidential elections in Uzbekistan. 

It was attended by representatives of political and expert-analytical circles, as well as journalists of print and electronic media of India. 

The event provided detailed information on the preparations for the elections of the President of Uzbekistan scheduled for March 29 this year. 

As noted at the briefing, all the political parties of the country - the Liberal Democratic Party, the People's Democratic Party, the Democratic Party "Milly Tiklanish" Social Democratic Party "Adolat", will participate in the presidential election. 

The event participants familiarized themselves with the work of the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan to create broad and equal opportunities for candidates to use the media to the election campaign, including by providing them with an equal volume of airtime and a platform for communicating to voters and the public of their election programs in their views and positions on the issues of socio-political, socio-economic development of the country. 

In his speech, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Indian financial institution Jai Dev Agarval said that Uzbekistan holds regular elections at different levels and continues to improve its political system, aiming for the highest standards of democracy. 

He expressed confidence that the upcoming elections the people of Uzbekistan will make the right choice in favor of prosperity and sustainable development in all spheres of society. 

In turn, the deputy chief editor of The Blue Moon J. Juliya welcomed the growth of political and legal culture of the population of Uzbekistan, a high level of voter participation and awareness of their civic duty. 

She stressed that no doubt that the people of Uzbekistan will choose the most worthy candidate for the presidency and the country will continue the progressive development in all directions. 

IA "Jahon", Delhi



Next Stage of Electoral Process Completed


The representatives of the people's democratic party of Uzbekistan and the social-democratic party of Uzbekistan Adolat (Justice) presented the necessary documents to the Central Election Commission (CEC) for registration of candidates nominated by them for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

The documents consist of the written request by the leaders of the political parties on the registration of the candidates for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the decision of the supreme body of the political parties on nominating the candidates for the President of Uzbekistan, the protocols of the supreme body of the political parties nominating the candidates for the President of Uzbekistan, the application of the candidates for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on consent to be put to the vote, as well as the petitions in support of the nominee. 

Previously, such documents were presented to the CEC by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen of Uzbekistan – the Liberal Democratic Party (UzLiDeP) and the Milliy Tiklanish (National Revival) Democratic Party of Uzbekistan. 

Thus, all four political parties have completed the process of documents submission for registration of candidates for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the stated time. 

The CEC will check and give a conclusion on the compliance of the submitted documents with the requirements of the electoral legislation. 

The workgroup at the CEC continues its activities on checking the correctness of signature sheets. 

In accordance with the requirements of electoral legislation, signature sheets are selected for check by random sampling. The verification comes under not less than 15 percent of the required number of signatures and the appropriate information about the voters who put signatures in the signature lists. The same number is selected in checking, from voter signatures collected in support of each candidate for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan nominated by each political party. 

The members of the workgroup examine every signature sheet, paying particular attention to their correctness, presence of approved fixes, blots, different persons filling, presence of similar signatures, attested corrections. The signature sheets in which detected deficiencies or inaccuracies, are selected for detailed examination. 

The representatives of political parties attend the check of the signature sheets as observers. 

After completing the check, protocol shall be drawn up, indicating the number of submitted voter signatures and verified voter signatures, number of voter signatures recognized as unreliable and invalid. This document serves as the basis for the adoption of relevant decision by the CEC. 

Republican Press Center on Covering 
the Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan




Briefing in South Korea


The National Electoral Commission of South Korea (NEC) held a briefing on the preparation and conduct of the upcoming March 29 elections, the President of Uzbekistan. The event was organized by the Embassy of our country in Seoul. 

The meeting participants were familiarized with the results of December last year elections to the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan. Noted that they have been in full compliance with the national electoral legislation enshrined therein democratic principles of openness, transparency and alternative. 

Speaking at a press briefing, Director General of the Bureau NEC Administration Lee Jai Hov thanked the Uzbek side on behalf of the members of the delegation of South Korea, who took part in the December elections as international observers. 

"Our visit to Uzbekistan was very productive, so we got a good opportunity to learn from the experience of the republic in improving the electoral process, to ensure the principle of the rule of law and equal conditions for political parties during the election campaign, the practice of monitoring the effectiveness of the electoral system, the role of the media and the use of ICT in the campaign. We were impressed by equipment of polling stations with separate rooms "mother and child", as well as special rooms for sick people. In this regard, we should study and adopt experience of Uzbekistan", - said Lee Jai Hov. 

In addition, representatives of the NEC acquainted with the preparations for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, which will be held March 29, 2015. 

Director General of the Office of Legal Affairs, Pak Se Gak, announced the forthcoming visit of the delegation of South Korea in Uzbekistan to observe the presidential election, said that it will give members the opportunity to fully explore the NEC experience of young Uzbekistan in ensuring transparency and democratic electoral process. In this regard, he expressed confidence that the upcoming elections will be another step on the road to progress in large-scale reforms in the country. 

IA "Jahon", Seoul




В Узбекистан прибыли члены Ограниченной Миссии наблюдателей БДИПЧ/ОБСЕ


Ташкент, Узбекистан, 12news.uz  —  В Узбекистан для наблюдения за ходом подготовки и проведения выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан прибыла основная группа Ограниченной миссии наблюдателей БДИПЧ/ОБСЕ в количестве 11 человек. Миссию возглавляет посол Каетана де Зулуета (Италия).

Миссия планирует организовать свою работу в Узбекистане с 23 февраля нынешнего года. Штаб наблюдателей БДИПЧ ОБСЕ расположится в городе Ташкенте, группы наблюдателей также планируют осуществлять наблюдение в регионах страны.

По предварительной информации, в начале следующей недели Миссия БДИПЧ ОБСЕ проведет пресс-конференцию, в ходе которой будет представлена информация о начале работы миссии, ее составе и планах, в середине марта текущего года будет подготовлен промежуточный отчет о предварительных результатах наблюдения за ходом подготовки к президентским выборам в Узбекистане.

Основной задачей миссии является оценка соответствия национального избирательного законодательства и практики организации и проведения выборов общепринятым международным нормам и стандартам. В ходе наблюдения члены миссии ознакомятся с организацией работы избирательных органов, деятельностью политических партий, СМИ в городе Ташкенте и регионах Узбекистана.

В целом миссию наблюдателей от данной организации составят свыше 20 представителей таких стран, как Беларусь, Босния и Герцеговина, Италия, Канада, Латвия, Молдова, Польша, Россия, Франция, Швейцария и других государств.

Глава миссии – госпожа Каетана де Зулуета в ранге Чрезвычайного и Полномочного Посла является независимым экспертом по правам человека, наблюдению за выборами, вопросам СМИ, а также писателем и журналистом. С 1996 года участвует в качестве наблюдателя за выборами в различных государствах Азии, Африки и Европы.

Как сообщает Республиканский пресс-центр по освещению выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан, миссия наблюдателей от БДИПЧ/ОБСЕ неоднократно принимала участие в парламентских и президентских выборах в Узбекистане. В частности, в ходе и по итогам парламентских выборов 2014 года миссией были опубликованы промежуточный и предварительный отчеты.

Так, по оценкам миссии БДИПЧ ОБСЕ, парламентские выборы в декабре 2014 года прошли в обстановке открытости, прозрачности и гласности избирательного процесса, а закрепленное в Конституции страны право политических партий, набравших по итогам выборов наибольшее количестве депутатских мест, предлагать кандидатуру премьер-министра и включение в законодательство о выборах норм о понятии предвыборной агитации способствовали развитию условий для конкурентного избирательного климата.

Особо отмечались изменения и дополнения, внесенные в Конституцию страны, в соответствии с которыми был определен статус Центральной избирательной комиссии в качестве конституционного органа, установлены и раскрыты руководящие принципы ее работы – независимость, законность, коллегиальность, прозрачность и справедливость.

По мнению экспертов БДИПЧ, установление конституционных гарантий независимости ЦИК, а также поправки к Кодексу Республики Узбекистан об административной ответственности, предусматривающие ответственность за вмешательство в деятельность избирательных органов, невыполнение их решений, нарушение прав кандидатов, доверенных лиц, уполномоченных представителей политических партий, а также условий и порядка проведения предвыборной агитации, способствовало организации и проведению выборов на высоком профессиональном уровне без вмешательства в избирательный процесс со стороны.

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Ислам Каримов провел встречу с избирателями Сурхандарьинской области


Ташкент, Узбекистан, 12news.uz  — Кандидат в Президенты Республики Узбекистан от Движения предпринимателей и деловых людей – Либерально-демократической партии Узбекистана Ислам Каримов 20 февраля встретился с избирателями Сурхандарьинской области.
Встречу открыл председатель 9-й Сурхандарьинской окружной избирательной комиссии по проведению выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан А.Ахмедов.
Кандидат в Президенты Республики Узбекистан Ислам Каримов на встрече выступил с речью, обратив особое внимание на основные направления своей предвыборной программы.
В программе изложены такие важные вопросы, как последовательное продолжение проводимых в нашей стране широкомасштабных экономических и общественно-политических реформ, поддержка и развитие малого бизнеса и частного предпринимательства как одна из важных основ нашей благополучной жизни, пересмотр участия государства в экономике, продолжение реформирования сельского хозяйства, улучшения мелиоративного состояния и повышения урожайности земель, широкое развитие фермерского движения, внедрение в производство высоких технологий, дальнейшее улучшение инвестиционного климата, неуклонный рост уровня жизни и благосостояния народа. Также уделено особое внимание обеспечению занятости и повышению реальных доходов населения.

Как сообщает УзА, кандидат в Президенты Республики Узбекистан от Народно-демократической партии Узбекистана Хотамжон Кетмонов 20 февраля встретился с избирателями Навоийской области.
Открыл встречу председатель 5-й Навоийской окружной избирательной комиссии У.Мавлонов. Доверенное лицо кандидата в Президенты А.Асадов ознакомил собравшихся с биографией кандидата.
Кандидат в Президенты Республики Узбекистан Хотамжон Кетмонов выступил с речью о своей предвыборной программе.
В программе особое внимание уделено вопросам проведения в интересах населения, прежде всего граждан, нуждающихся в поддержке со стороны государства и общества, сильной социальной политики, обеспечивающей поддержку стремления трудоспособного населения к достойно оплачиваемой работе, стимулирование их личной инициативы и предприимчивости, создания для вступающих в жизнь молодых людей независимо от их социального происхождения справедливых, равных и социально доступных условий выбора профессии, образования и надежных гарантий получения первого рабочего места после окончания учебных заведений.

Кандидат в Президенты Республики Узбекистан от Народно-демократической партии Узбекистана Хотамжон Кетмонов 20 февраля также встретился с избирателями Бухарской области.
Открыл встречу председатель 3-й Бухарской окружной избирательной комиссии М.Даминов. Доверенное лицо кандидата в Президенты С.Джураева ознакомила собравшихся с биографией кандидата.
Кандидат в Президенты Республики Узбекистан Хотамжон Кетмонов рассказал об основных задачах, предусмотренных в его предвыборной программе.
В программе кандидата особое внимание уделяется вопросам формирования гибкой системы пенсионного обеспечения и социальных пособий, гарантирующей полноценное удовлетворение жизненных потребностей пенсионеров, инвалидов, детей, оставшихся без попечения родителей, и других социальных групп нетрудоспособного населения, повышения эффективности государственного контроля за формированием цен на социально значимые товары и услуги первой необходимости с тем, чтобы рост цен и тарифов на них не превышал уровень инфляции. В ней также изложены задачи по повышению качества производимых хозяйствующими субъектами товаров и предлагаемых ими услуг, совершенствованию механизмов эффективного использования части средств от приватизации государственного имущества, направляемых на формирование социального жилого фонда.

Кандидат в Президенты Республики Узбекистан от Демократической партии Узбекистана “Миллий тикланиш” Акмаль Саидов 20 февраля встретился с избирателями Хорезмской области.
Встречу открыл председатель 12-й Хорезмской окружной избирательной комиссии по выборам Президента Республики Узбекистан А.Рахимов. Доверенное лицо кандидата в Президенты Б.Бобожонов ознакомил участников с биографией кандидата.
На мероприятии с речью о своей предвыборной программе выступил кандидат в Президенты Республики Узбекистан Акмаль Саидов.

В программе особое внимание уделено вопросам укрепления единства народа, всех граждан Узбекистана независимо от национальности, вероисповедания, социального положения и происхождения, дальнейшего совершенствования национального демократического института махалли, укрепления его организационных и экономических основ, усиления роли махалли в обеспечении непосредственного участия граждан в решении вопросов местного значения, а также в возрождении и приумножении национальных и духовных ценностей, местных обычаев и традиций, обеспечения занятости населения путем дальнейшего развития национального ремесленничества, семейного предпринимательства и сферы туризма.
На местах продолжаются встречи кандидатов в Президенты Республики Узбекистан с избирателями. Одна из таких встреч состоялась 20 февраля в Нукусе. На ней избиратели Республики Каракалпакстан встретились с кандидатом в Президенты Республики Узбекистан от Демократической партии Узбекистана “Миллий тикланиш” Акмалем Саидовым.
Встречу открыл председатель 1-й Каракалпакской окружной избирательной комиссии по выборам Президента Республики Узбекистан К.Каримов. Доверенное лицо кандидата в Президенты Е.Кутибаева ознакомила участников с биографией кандидата.
На мероприятии с речью о своей предвыборной программе выступил кандидат в Президенты Республики Узбекистан Акмаль Саидов.
В предвыборной программе кандидата в качестве приоритетных задач определены принятие организационно-правовых и экономических мер по развитию социального партнерства между государством и гражданским обществом, создание для этого общественных комиссий при местных представительных органах, введение в практику системы последовательного и демократического стимулирования средств массовой информации и других институтов гражданского общества, дальнейшая демократизация судебно-правовой сферы, повышение правового сознания и правовой культуры населения.

Кандидат в Президенты Республики Узбекистан от Социал-демократической партии Узбекистана “Адолат” Наримон Умаров 20 февраля встретился с избирателями города Ташкента.
Встречу открыл председатель 14-й Ташкентской городской окружной избирательной комиссии по проведению выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан Ж.Инагамов. Доверенное лицо кандидата в Президенты П.Пармонова ознакомила собравшихся с биографией кандидата.
Кандидат в Президенты Республики Узбекистан Наримон Умаров выступил с речью о своей предвыборной программе.  В программе изложены вопросы усиления социальной ориентации экономики, служащей дальнейшему повышению уровня и качества жизни различных социальных групп и слоев населения, с соблюдением принципов демократии. Обращено внимание на необходимость того, что экономика должна опираться на новейшие достижения науки и техники, систему образования, воспитывающую передовое инновационное мышление. Вместе с тем выдвинут ряд таких приоритетных задач, как укрепление верховенства закона и социальной справедливости, внедрение инноваций, целевая подготовка кадров, развитие науки, дальнейшее повышение роли институтов гражданского общества.

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Ислам Каримов предвыборную агитацию начал с Кашкадарьинской области


Ташкент, Узбекистан, 12news.uz  — Продолжаются встречи кандидатов в Президенты Республики Узбекистан с избирателями. Кандидат в Президенты Республики Узбекистан от Либерально-демократической партии Узбекистана (УзЛиДеП) Ислам Каримов 19 февраля встретился с избирателями Кашкадарьинской области.
Встречу открыл председатель 13-й Кашкадарьинской окружной избирательной комиссии по выборам Президента Республики Узбекистан И.Джураев. Кандидат в Президенты Республики Узбекистан Ислам Каримов выступил с речью о своей предвыборной программе.

В программе изложены такие важные направления, как всестороннее развитие нашей страны, последовательное продолжение широкомасштабных социально-экономических реформ, неуклонное повышение доходов и качества жизни населения. В частности, уделено особое внимание вопросам модернизации экономики, строительства новых промышленных предприятий, дальнейшего развития малого бизнеса и частного предпринимательства, пересмотра участия государства в экономике, реализации структурных преобразований в сельском хозяйстве и укрепления продовольственной безопасности, продолжения внедрения программ локализации, дальнейшего улучшения инвестиционного климата, обеспечения занятости и повышения уровня жизни населения.

Лидер Народно-демократической партии и кандидат в президенты Хотамжон Кетмонов  до сегодняшнего дня встретился с избирателями Каракалпакстана, Ферганской, Наманганской, Андижанской, Хорезмской, Ташкентской областей и города Ташкента.

Кандидат от Демократической партии Узбекистана «Миллий тикланиш» Акмал Саидов провел предвыборную агитацию в Сурхандарьинской , Кашкадарьинской, Наманганской, Андижанской, Ферганской, Ташкентской областях и в городе Ташкенте.

Глава Социал-демократической партии  Узбекистана «Адолат» Наримон Умаров провел встречи с избирателями Каракалпакстана, Хорезмской, Навоийской, Бухарской, Самаркандской, Джизакской, Ташкентской и Сырдарьинской областей.

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Выборы Президента - основа благополучного будущего страны и народа


Ташкент, Узбекистан, 12news.uz  —  Избирательная кампания по выборам Президента Республики Узбекистан вступила в решающую стадию – после регистрации Центризбиркомом кандидатов в Президенты началась предвыборная агитация. О том, как организованы и на каких принципах основаны подготовка и проведение предстоящих выборов, корреспондент УзА побеседовал с председателем Центральной избирательной комиссии Республики Узбекистан Мирза-Улугбеком Абдусаломовым.
— В Конституции нашей страны закреплено, что Президент Республики Узбекистан является главой государства и обеспечивает согласованное функционирование и взаимодействие органов государственной власти, а также выступает гарантом соблюдения прав и свобод граждан, Конституции и законов страны, — сказал М.Абдусаломов. – Выборы Президента Республики Узбекистан, которые пройдут 29 марта этого года, — это важнейшее общественно-политическое событие в современной истории нашей Родины. Ведь от активности, политической зрелости всех их участников, и, в конечном итоге, от решения, которое примут избиратели, зависит будущее страны, ее дальнейшее развитие.

В связи с этим такое большое значение имеют подготовка и проведение выборов на самом высоком организационно-правовом и материально-техническом уровне, в полном соответствии с закрепленными в национальном избирательном законодательстве демократическими принципами гласности, открытости и справедливости. И для этого в нашей стране созданы все необходимые условия.

Известно, что выборы — это неотъемлемый фактор демократического правового государства с сильным гражданским обществом. Они являются основной формой волеизъявления народа и его непосредственного участия в политической жизни, государственном и общественном управлении, формировании государственной власти.

Поэтому создание современной, отвечающей требованиям демократии и условиям нашего динамичного развития избирательной системы, обеспечивающей свободное, активное участие граждан, политических партий в выборных процессах, надежные гарантии полной реализации избирательных прав, стали одними из ключевых приоритетов политики обновления и модернизации страны, реализуемой в годы независимости.

Необратимость проводимых преобразований, их эффективность обусловлена, в первую очередь, эволюционным характером «узбекской модели» реформ. Поэтапно, последовательно осуществлялись они и в области формирования демократической избирательной системы, что обеспечило ее прочность, устойчивость и вместе с тем заложило возможности дальнейшего совершенствования – исходя из требований времени и углубления реформ.

- В чем особенность нынешних выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан?

— Избирательная кампания 2015 года по выборам Президента нашей страны проходит в качественно новых общественно-политических и социально-экономических условиях, значительно возросших межпартийной конкуренции, политической и гражданской активности населения.

В ходе осуществления масштабных реформ Узбекистан добился огромных успехов в демократизации и либерализации политической, экономической и гуманитарной сфер. К нашим главным достижениям в первую очередь относятся укрепление в стране мира, спокойствия и гражданского согласия, устойчивые темпы роста экономики, постоянное повышение благосостояния, уровня и качества жизни населения. Принципиально важно, что одновременно проводились последовательные реформы, направленные на формирование и развитие в стране гражданского общества.

Важнейшим фактором и источником этих позитивных перемен стали кардинальные изменения в сознании и мышлении людей, их убеждениях, рост чувства сопричастности к происходящему вокруг, гражданского долга и личной ответственности за завтрашний день, судьбу своей страны.

Ярким подтверждением возросшего уровня общественно-политической активности, правовой и политической культуры населения стали выборы 2014 года в Олий Мажлис Республики Узбекистан, областные, районные и городские Кенгаши народных депутатов. Их итоги продемонстрировали приверженность нашей страны и народа делу строительства демократического государства, где главной целью становится обеспечение интересов, прав и свобод человека, верховенства закона, равенства перед ним всех граждан страны.

В то же время выборы в парламент показали, насколько повысились требовательность и взыскательность граждан в оценке хода общественно-политических и социально-экономических реформ, участия в этом процессе политических партий, их практической деятельности, а также программных установок на перспективу.

В свою очередь, все это потребовало от партий, принявших решение участвовать в выборах главы государства, не только повысить свою активность в избирательной кампании, но и – прежде всего – поднять на более высокий политический уровень свою работу, предвыборные программы выдвигаемых ими кандидатов в Президенты.

- Что составляет правовую основу выборов Президента Узбекистана, гарантирующую их проведение в полном соответствии с принципами демократии?

— Безусловно, базовым документом для функционирования национальной избирательной системы, как и демократического развития во всех других сферах жизни нашего общества, является Конституция Республики Узбекистан. В Основном Законе, в частности, закреплено, что Президент Республики Узбекистан избирается гражданами страны на основе всеобщего, равного и прямого избирательного права при тайном голосовании. Кроме того, за годы независимости сформирован пакет законов, регламентирующих весь процесс выборов главы государства. В первую очередь это законы «О выборах Президента Республики Узбекистан», «О гарантиях избирательных прав граждан», «О Центральной избирательной комиссии Республики Узбекистан», а также ряд других законодательных актов.

В основу избирательного законодательства нашей страны положены ключевые, общепризнанные в мире демократические принципы, закрепленные во Всеобщей декларации прав человека, Международном пакте о гражданских и политических правах, других международных правовых актах, ратифицированных Узбекистаном.

Огромное значение для жизненности, действенности принятых в стране законов о выборах имеет то, что международные демократические стандарты были включены в них не автоматически, а имплементированы с учетом культуры, традиций нашего народа и накопленного за годы независимости национального опыта строительства демократического правового государства и общества.

В этой связи можно привести такой факт — независимые зарубежные эксперты считают, что на сегодняшний день избирательное законодательство Узбекистана по уровню демократичности превосходит законы о выборах многих развитых стран мира.

Все принятые в Узбекистане законодательные акты в этой сфере направлены на неукоснительное соблюдение избирательных прав граждан на основе принципов справедливости, гласности, открытости и транспарентности, создание избирателям необходимых условий для свободного участия в выборах, а политическим партиям, выдвигаемым ими кандидатам в Президенты — широких и равных возможностей в ходе избирательной кампании.

Важнейшей особенностью национальной избирательной системы является законодательно закрепленная система независимых избирательных комиссий во главе с Центральной избирательной комиссией, которые обеспечивают организацию и проведение выборов в соответствии с требованиями закона и подчиняются только закону.

- Какие изменения были внесены в избирательное законодательство в последние годы?

— Быстрые темпы модернизации и обновления нашей страны и общества вызвали необходимость продолжения совершенствования национального законодательства, в том числе избирательного. Соответствующие задачи были поставлены в принятой Олий Мажлисом в 2010 году Концепции дальнейшего углубления демократических реформ и формирования гражданского общества в стране.

Ключевое значение имели определенные в этом программном документе меры по усилению демократизации государственной власти и управления, укреплению многопартийной системы. С этой целью в Основной Закон был внесен ряд поправок, направленных на дальнейшее совершенствование системы сдержек и противовесов между ветвями власти.

Кроме того, в избирательное законодательство были внесены изменения и дополнения для более полного осуществления принципа свободы выбора, повышения эффективности обеспечения равных условий политическим партиям и выдвинутым ими кандидатам в ходе проведения предвыборной агитации, совершенствования правовых механизмов обеспечения прозрачности в ходе выборов.

В соответствии с внесенными поправками в статью 117 Конституции страны за Центральной избирательной комиссией Республики Узбекистан – впервые в мировой практике – закреплен статус конституционного органа, занимающего особое место в системе государственной власти, который обеспечивает подготовку и проведение выборов без всякого вмешательства других органов власти. Центризбиркому предоставлены исключительные полномочия в этом вопросе. Основными принципами деятельности комиссии определены независимость, законность, коллегиальность, гласность и справедливость. Все это усилило гарантии обеспечения свободного волеизъявления избирателей, демократичности выборов.

Надо отметить, что деятельность избирательных комиссий всех уровней и все мероприятия на каждом этапе выборного процесса четко регламентированы законом, а также Программой основных мероприятий по подготовке и проведению выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан, разработанной Центральной избирательной комиссией исходя из требований законодательства.

В программе, с учетом определенных в избирательном законодательстве задач по подготовке и проведению выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан, на основе четкого временного графика расписаны все соответствующие мероприятия, а также ответственные за них структуры. Это дает возможность организовать избирательную кампанию на высоком демократическом уровне, обеспечить необходимые условия для эффективной работы окружных и участковых избирательных комиссий и для полной реализации избирательных прав участников выборного процесса – политических партий, выдвинутых ими кандидатов в Президенты и непосредственно самих избирателей.

Центризбиркомом в границах Республики Каракалпакстан, областей и города Ташкента образовано 14 избирательных округов по выборам Президента Республики Узбекистан, сформированы окружные избирательные комиссии, а ими, в свою очередь, образовано 9058 избирательных участков и сформированы участковые избирательные комиссии. В состав комиссий обоих уровней на основании рекомендаций местных Кенгашей народных депутатов вошли авторитетные представители общественности. 44 избирательных участка образовано при представительствах Республики Узбекистан в зарубежных государствах.

В соответствии с национальным законодательством право на выдвижение кандидатов в Президенты Республики Узбекистан имеют только политические партии. Все четыре действующие в стране политические партии, представив в Центральную избирательную комиссию необходимые документы, были допущены к участию в выборах. Это – Народно-демократическая партия Узбекистана, Демократическая партия Узбекистана «Миллий тикланиш», Движение предпринимателей и деловых людей — Либерально-демократическая партия Узбекистана и Социал-демократическая партия Узбекистана «Адолат».
Выдвижение кандидатов в Президенты было осуществлено высшими органами политических партий – проведенными съездами или курултаями. Затем были собраны подписные листы в поддержку кандидатов. По закону подписные листы, представленные каждой политической партией, должны были содержать подписи не менее пяти процентов от общего числа всех избирателей страны, представляющих не менее восьми административно-территориальных образований. В одном административно-территориальном образовании — Республика Каракалпакстан, область, город Ташкент — политическая партия могла собрать не более восьми процентов подписей от их общего числа.

Подписные листы вместе с необходимыми документами были представлены политическими партиями в Центральную избирательную комиссию для регистрации кандидатов. В установленный семидневный срок Центризбирком проверил представленные документы и дал заключение по поводу их соответствия требованиям законодательства. Правильность составления подписных листов проверяли образованные Центризбиркомом рабочие группы.

14 февраля состоялось заседание Центральной избирательной комиссии, на котором были приняты постановления о регистрации кандидатов в Президенты Республики Узбекистан и о предвыборной агитации кандидатов в Президенты Республики Узбекистан в период избирательной кампании.

- Начался, по сути, один из самых важных этапов избирательной кампании – предвыборная агитация…

— Избирательная кампания представляет собой системный процесс, состоящий из взаимосвязанных этапов. Среди них решающую роль играет предвыборная агитация, которой во всех демократических государствах, в том числе и в нашей стране, придается особое значение. Она дает возможность кандидатам ознакомить избирателей со своими предвыборными программами.

Согласно Закону «О выборах Президента Республики Узбекистан» кандидатам в Президенты, политическим партиям предоставляется равное право использовать средства массовой информации при проведении предвыборной агитации.

Постановлением Центризбиркома в целях обеспечения равных условий при проведении предвыборной агитации кандидатам в Президенты для выступлений с программами своей будущей деятельности предоставлено по 900 минут эфирного времени на каналах Национальной телерадиокомпании «Узбекистон» и «Ёшлар» и одинаковая печатная площадь — по 10 полос в газетах «Халк сузи», «Народное слово» и «Правда Востока».

Кандидатам в Президенты законом предоставляется также равное право проводить встречи с избирателями. Каждый из кандидатов вправе иметь до 15 доверенных лиц, которые помогают ему в проведении избирательной кампании, ведут агитацию за его избрание и представляют его интересы в различных организациях.

- Как на практике обеспечивается открытость, гласность и прозрачность избирательного процесса?

– Организация демократических выборов в нашей стране основана на том, что тайным является только голосование, все остальные процессы проходят открыто, гласно и транспарентно. В соответствии с Законом «О выборах Президента Республики Узбекистан» избирательные комиссии информируют граждан о своей деятельности по подготовке и проведению выборов, об образовании избирательных комиссий, их местонахождении и времени работы, знакомят со списками избирателей, перечнем участвующих в выборах политических партий, сообщают сведения о кандидатах в Президенты Республики Узбекистан, об итогах голосования и выборов.

Во всех мероприятиях по подготовке и проведению выборов, а также в помещениях для голосования в день выборов и при подсчете голосов на каждом избирательном участке имеют право участвовать наблюдатели от политических партий, выдвинувших кандидатов в Президенты, представители печати, телевидения и радио, наблюдатели от других государств, международных организаций и движений.

Очень большую роль в обеспечении открытости и гласности избирательного процесса играют средства массовой информации.

В ходе избирательных кампаний прошлых лет, в том числе парламентских выборов 2014 года, накоплен большой опыт сотрудничества Центризбиркома и СМИ в широком информировании отечественной и зарубежной общественности обо всех этапах подготовки и проведения выборов. С целью всестороннего и объективного освещения избирательной кампании 2015 года по выборам Президента нашей страны Центризбиркомом заключены двусторонние соглашения с Национальной телерадиокомпанией Узбекистана, Национальным информационным агентством Узбекистана и информационным агентством «Жахон». Соглашения также предусматривают широкое разъяснение среди населения национального законодательства, регулирующего избирательный процесс. Все большую активность в освещении избирательного процесса проявляют негосударственные средства массовой информации, в первую очередь входящие в ассоциацию НАЭСМИ, и информационно-аналитические интернет-издания.

Центральной избирательной комиссией создан Республиканский пресс-центр по освещению выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан. Аналогичные пресс-центры действуют во всех регионах страны — при окружных избирательных комиссиях. К настоящему времени Центризбиркомом аккредитовано для освещения выборов Президента нашей страны свыше 340 представителей отечественных и зарубежных СМИ.

В соответствии с программой Центризбиркома для организаторов выборов – членов окружных и участковых избирательных комиссий, а также представителей институтов гражданского общества, журналистов, проводятся тематические семинары. Это повышает их информированность о последних изменениях в национальном избирательном законодательстве, стоящих перед избирательными комиссиями задачах, в том числе по обеспечению открытости и гласности избирательного процесса с участием СМИ.

Неукоснительное соблюдение в ходе избирательной кампании национального законодательства и проявление нашими гражданами, в том числе молодежью, своей активной жизненной и политической позиции будет способствовать проведению предстоящих выборов Президента нашей страны в полном соответствии с принципами демократии и, в конечном итоге, углублению проводимых в Узбекистане масштабных и последовательных демократических реформ.

Беседовала Мехрибон Маметова, УзА

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Azerbaijani media on the political life of Uzbekistan


Information portals Azerbaijan continue to actively cover the election campaign of the President of Uzbekistan. Thus, on sites of such news agencies as Trend, Report.az, Ethnoglobus.az published materials on the political life of our country. 

In particular, the publication Trend tells about the development of civil society institutions in republic. The paper emphasizes that large-scale transformations started after 1991, aimed at building a legal state with a socially oriented market economy and the formation of a strong civil society. "For this purpose was developed the "Uzbek model" of development, aimed at the implementation of political, economic and social reforms based on principles such as deideologization economy and its priority over politics, laying on the state as the main reformer, ensuring the rule of law, the implementation of a strong social policy phased and gradual reforms - the newspaper states. 

In turn, Report.az and Ethnoglobus.az on their pages inform readers about creation of 44 polling stations outside of Uzbekistan which will operate at the representative offices of our country in foreign countries. "At the Embassy in Azerbaijan will also be opened the polling station, where on March 29 will be able to come and vote citizens residing in Azerbaijan", - emphasizes Report.az. 

IA "Jahon", Baku



In Central Election Commission


On February 11, 2015 representatives of the Social Democratic Party "Adolat" submitted necessary documents for registration of candidate for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan nominated by it to Central Election Commission of their respective statement of party, decision of the supreme body of a political party to nominate a candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, protocol of the meeting of the supreme body of the political party on nomination for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, application of the candidate for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, his consent to run, as well as signature sheets in support of candidate nominated by the party. 

The event which was attended by members of the Central Election Commission representatives of the party "Adolat" and the media noted that the Central Election Commission within the prescribed period will check and give an opinion on the documents submitted under the requirements of the electoral law. 

Republican press center on covering elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan




The election campaign in Uzbekistan in the center of attention of international community


Information-Analytical Center at Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov (IAC MSU) on its official website posted information that on 29 March this year in Uzbekistan will be held presidential elections in republic. 

Reported on the regular meeting of the Republican Central Election Commission (CEC). 

"In accordance with the legislation of the polling stations are formed with the main criterion - the creation of maximum convenience for voters - the article says. - When representations of the Republic of Uzbekistan in foreign countries they are formed by CEC of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs". 

As highlighted in the publication of the CEC in accordance with the Law "On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan" adopted a resolution on the formation of 44 polling stations and a postscript to the 14th Tashkent city election district. 

The article also reported that at the meeting they discussed issues of providing the necessary conditions created sites, accreditation of domestic and foreign journalists to cover all stages of the campaign for presidential elections and the formation of the CEC working group to verify the correctness of the signature lists submitted by political parties. 

IA "Jahon", Moscow



Preparing for an important political process


In Tashkent region works are underway to ensure that the organization of the upcoming March 29 elections of the President of of Uzbekistan in accordance with international standards and requirements of the national electoral legislation, based on the principles of openness and transparency, as well as the active participation of voters. 

In Tashkent Regional constituency №10 for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan established 872 polling stations, they are all the conditions for voting. 

- Preparations for the elections in accordance with national legislation and on the basis of the Central Election Commission approved the Programme of the substantive preparations for and conduct of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, - says the chairman of the regional district electoral commission Nurmuhammad Abdullayev. - The Commission consists of experienced, respected members of the public. Lists with their names, addresses and telephone numbers published in the press. Premises allocated for the effective operation of the regional district electoral commission, provided with modern information and communication tools, furniture, books. The computers are connected to the Internet, which promotes rapid exchange of information. 

In the lobby of the building, where the Electoral Commission, placed visual aids to inform voters about the electoral legislation, regulations election activities Electoral Commission. 

In the field carried out organizational work on logistics of polling stations and the creation of convenience for voters. Particular attention is paid to informing the public about the preparations for the elections, raising public awareness, especially for the first time participating in the elections youth campaigning work. 

IA "Jahon"



Избирательная кампания набирает обороты

В стране полным ходом идет подготовка к главному политическому событию этого года – выборам Президента, кандидаты на этот пост активно ведут предвыборную агитацию.

Ежедневно в регионах страны проходят встречи кандидатов с электоратом, в ходе которых люди знакомятся с их биографиями, предвыборными программами, получают ответы на интересующие вопросы, обсуждают с ними актуальные проблемы.

Например, кандидат в Президенты от Народно-демократической партии Узбекистана Хотамжон Кетмонов на встрече с избирателями Хорезмской области подчеркнул, что в рамках своей программы он намерен повысить уровень занятости трудоспособного населения на предприятиях, предоставляющих стабильные рабочие места с достойным уровнем оплаты, оказать поддержку развитию институтов социального партнерства. Кандидат считает важным  расширение сети сельских врачебных пунктов, обеспечивающих удобный и быстрый доступ к первичной медицинской помощи, особенно для жителей отдаленных сельских населенных пунктов, усиление государственного контроля над образованием цен на лекарственные средства, деятельностью фармацевтических предприятий и аптечных учреждений.

На встрече с избирателями Ферганской области претендент на пост главы государства от Демократической партии Узбекистана «Миллий тикланиш» Акмаль Саидов отметил, что в его программе особое внимание уделяется вопросам сохранения и обогащения исторического, культурного и интеллектуального наследия узбекского народа, его традиций и ценностей. В качестве одного из основных приоритетов выделяет работу с молодежью. Среди приоритетных мер, намеченных кандидатом, обеспечение продовольственной безопасности, совершенствования структуры питания населения, поддержки сферы жилищного строительства и инфраструктуры, содействие реализации государственной программы строительства жилья для молодых семей.

Кандидат в Президенты от Движения предпринимателей и деловых людей – Либерально-демократической партии Узбекистана Ислам Каримов на днях встретился с избирателями Кашкадарьинской области.

В его предвыборной программе изложены такие важные направления, как последовательное продолжение широкомасштабных социально-экономических реформ, неуклонное повышение доходов и качества жизни населения. Уделено особое внимание вопросам модернизации экономики, строительства новых промышленных предприятий, дальнейшего развития малого бизнеса и частного предпринимательства, пересмотра участия государства в экономике, реализации структурных преобразований в сельском хозяйстве и укрепления продовольственной безопасности, продолжения внедрения программ локализации, дальнейшего улучшения инвестиционного климата. «Во всех регионах нашей страны осуществляется колоссальная созидательная, благоустроительная работа, развивается социальная инфраструктура, кардинально меняется облик наших городов и сел, улучшаются условия жизни людей» – подчеркнул кандидат.

На встрече с потенциальными избирателями Ташкентской области, Наримон Умаров, кандидат в Президенты Узбекистана от Социал-демократической партии Узбекистана «Адолат» озвучил свои приоритеты работы и программу. В ней особое внимание уделяется выстраиванию эффективного сотрудничества между властью и обществом, открытому диалогу между гражданами и представителями власти на всех уровнях. Кандидат в числе приоритетных задач назвал сохранение и развитие разнообразия наций и народностей, проживающих в нашей стране в дружбе и согласии, дальнейшему укреплению независимости и свободы СМИ, повышению их активности в открытом освещении общественно-политических, экономических реформ.

Uzbekistan Today

The Presidential Nomination Comes to End

Uzbekistan has completed the process of nominating by political parties of candidates for the upcoming Presidential elections on March 29.

All four political parties of the country UzLiDeP, ‘Milliy Tiklanish’ DPU, People’s Democratic Party, and ‘Adolat’ Social Democratic Party submitted to the Central Election Commission all the necessary documents for the registration of the nominated candidate for the presidency.

The law requires the verification of signature sheets through random sampling. Not less than 15 percent from the required quantity of signs of voters and appropriate information about voters supporting one or another candidate are subject to verification.

Protocol is made after the completion of verification, which specifies the number of signatures of voters, the number of verified signatures of voters, the number of signatures found unauthentic and invalid. Copy of the protocol is handed over to the representative of a political party.
In addition, this protocol is the basis for the relevant decision by the Central Election Commission and attached to it.

Uzbekistan Today




Political Parties in Uzbekistan Continue Gathering Signatures

Preparations for the upcoming presidential elections are in full swing in Uzbekistan.

Currently, all political parties are busy with gathering signatures for the support of their nominees.

According to the representatives of the Uzbekistan Liberal Democratic Party (UzLiDeP), party organizations in regions have working groups, which are responsible for the process of signature gathering.

The People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan places much emphasis on the timely presentation and completion of signature sheets in compliance with the legal requirements.

Members of the Democratic Party ‘Milliy Tiklanish’ gather signatures, at the same time, explaining all legal requirements regulating the process of filling the signature sheets.

Representatives of the Social Democratic Party ‘Adolat’ note that gathering signatures for the support of their nominee is quite responsible stage in the election campaign.

Signature sheets, presented by political party to the Central Election Commission, should have signatures of no less than five percent of the total number of all voters of the country, and represent no less than eight administrative units.

Voters could put their signature in favor of only one of the nominees.

Uzbekistan Today




The meeting at Central Election Commission

At the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a meeting with members of the core group of the observation Mission of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), arrived in our country. Mission is headed by Cayetana de Zulueta.

 

Deputy Chairman of the Central Election Commission K.Adilov told guests about the election campaign in our country. In particular, the guests were informed about the realization of the Program of main measures on preparing and conducting of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan approved by the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It was noted that the Central, District and precinct election commissions in their activity will pay particular attention to the strict observance of the principles of legality, openness and transparency at all stages of the election campaign.

 

It was held a comprehensive exchange of views, on the organization the activity of ODIHR OSCE, its interaction with the Central Election Commission in the carrying out the observation of the presidential elections in Uzbekistan.

 

During the meeting it was highlighted that in accordance with the amendments to Article 117 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan the legal guarantees for the independence of the Central Election Commission as a constitutional body responsible for organizing and holding elections were significantly strengthened, the basic principles of its activity - independence, legality, collegiality, openness, fairness – were emphasized. Separately, it was emphasized that in accordance with the amendments to the Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Administrative Responsibility, the responsibility of individuals and entities involved in the electoral process, for the faithful observance of the electoral legislation, strict enforcement of the decisions of the Central Election Commission, was enhanced.

 

The sides expressed confidence that the work of the ODIHR OSCE will promote openness and transparency of the electoral process, its organization in accordance with international standards and norms.

 

As Cayetana de Zulueta noted, the mission will observe the elections on a long term basis, in accordance with the terms and manner prescribed by the legislation of Uzbekistan, which includes monitoring how the candidates conduct the campaign, how the media inform voters about the election. The mission will visit a number of regions of the country and get acquainted with the activities of the election commissions.

 

According to Article 5 of the Law "On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan" in all the preparations and conduct of elections, as well as at polling stations on election day and vote counting at each polling station it shall be entitled to participate in per one observer from political parties that nominated candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, representatives of the press, television and radio, observers from foreign countries, international organizations and movements. Their authorities should be supported by appropriate mandates, samples of which were established by the Central Election Commission. The mandate of the observer also gives the right to attend meetings of the Central Election Commission, the meetings of which are conducted openly and publicly.

 

Republican Press Center on Covering

the Election of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan




At the Central Election Commission

February 9, 2015 representatives of the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan and the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Milly Tiklanish" have submitted to the Central Election Commission a package of necessary documents for registration of candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

 

Members of the Central Election Commission, representatives of political parties and the media took part in the event.

 

In line with the Law "On Elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan" the nomination of candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan begins sixty-five days before the election and ends forty-five days before the election. The nomination of candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan is carried out by the supreme body of the political party - Congress or Kurultai.

 

The documents submitted to the CEC include written request of political party leader on registration of a candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the decision of the supreme body of a political party to nominate a candidate for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the protocol of the supreme body of a political party to nominate a candidate for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the application of candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on consent to run, as well as signature sheets in support of the nominee.

 

It should be noted that political parties have completed the collection of voter signatures in support of candidates nominated by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

 

The Central Election Commission within seven days should verify and give a decision on the compliance of the submitted documents with requirements of the electoral legislation.

 

Currently working groups under the CEC conduct their activity on verification of the correctness of the signature sheets’ filling, composed of members of the Central Election Commission, representatives of public organizations, experts of the internal affairs and justice.

 

Republican Press Center on Covering

the Election of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan




Procedure of accreditation domestic and foreign journalists on covering the election campaign for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan accredits domestic and foreign journalists on covering the election campaign for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

 

In order to obtain the accreditation, the journalists are required to submit to the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan until March 22, 2015 the following documents:

 

− written request for accreditation of a journalist printed on the official letterhead of the Mass Media organization addressed to the Chairman of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

 

− two photos (3,5x4,5 cm) of the journalist to be accredited;

 

− copy of the certificate of state registration of the mass media organization, for the electronic media - a copy of the license for broadcasting, for foreign journalist - a copy of the accreditation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

 

Applications without necessary information or photo of the journalist will not be accepted.

 

Contact number: 241-14-90

 

Republican Press Center on Covering

the Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan




Bernama: «Citizens of Uzbekistan will go on elections again"

On the electronic portal of the National News Agency of Malaysia Bernama published an article entitled "Citizens of Uzbekistan will go on elections again". The material is devoted to the forthcoming election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

The author - a famous Malaysian journalist Farida Abdul Rashid writes that after the parliamentary elections held on December 21 last year, the people of Uzbekistan once again to take part in the elections on March 29, 2015 to elect the President. 

Relevant election campaign began on December 26, 2014. According to F.Rashid, the upcoming elections will be an important event in the life of our country, determining its further development as a democratic state. 

The article notes that over the years of independence, Uzbekistan has made significant strides in socio-political and socio-economic areas, improving public administration and its progressive liberalization and democratization. "Took place in late 2014 elections to the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan became clear evidence of the achievements of the young republic - the author writes. - International observers were impressed by the high level of organization of voting activity and high turnout of citizens, especially young people, high competition among political parties fighting for the seats". 

It is reported that preparations for the upcoming presidential election in series is based on the requirements of national legislation. Operating in Uzbekistan, political parties nominated their candidates for the post of President. "This is Islam Karimov from the Liberal Democratic Party, Xatamjon Ketmonov from the People's Democratic Party, Akmal Saidov from the party" Milly Tiklanish "and Nariman Umarov from the Social Democratic Party"Adolat". At present, the parties carry out process of collecting signatures, which will last until February 12", - the article says. 

In conclusion, the publication emphasizes that in Malaysia watched with great interest the preparations for the upcoming presidential elections. "There is no doubt that this important political event will be held at the highest organizational level, in accordance with the provisions of the national electoral laws and international democratic standards", - sums up Farid Abdul Rashid. 

IA "Jahon", Kuala Lumpur




Representatives of the OIC: "Election of Uzbekistan will be held on the basis of justice and equality"


Their views on the modern development of Uzbekistan on the eve of important political event in our country, which will be held on March 29, shared representatives of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). 

Abdullah bin Abdurrahman Alim, Deputy Secretary General of the OIC for Political Affairs: 

- We appreciate the stable socio-political and socio-economic situation in your country. In Uzbekistan, in peace and harmony are representatives of various religious faiths, nations and nationalities. They successfully work towards the development of all spheres of society. 

Having studied the report of the OIC observer on the results of parliamentary elections in 2014, it is safe to say that Uzbekistan has chosen the most correct and effective way for political progress, economic prosperity and security in the country. 


Abolhassani Shahreza, Head of the Department of Political Affairs of the OIC: 
- I am sure that presidential elections will be held on the basis of the principles of openness, fairness and equality for all political parties to submit their nominations. 

During his stay in Uzbekistan in the framework of participation in the parliamentary elections, I am personally convinced that the electoral legislation meets the generally accepted international standards and the practical application of the rights guaranteed by law in the course of the electoral process, which are the most important factor for the development of a democratic society. 

In my view, the special attention in the preparation and conduct of the forthcoming elections should be given to ensure the participation of authoritative international experts and representatives of international organizations as observers. 

Namik Huseynov, member of the Department of Political Affairs of the OIC: 
- Taking part in the election of the President of Uzbekistan in 2007, I witnessed the fact that they were held in full compliance with the fundamental principles of international law. 

In general, over the years of independence in the country to deploy a robust and dynamic political system that runs on a professional basis bicameral parliament, the necessary organizational, legal and logistical conditions for the free and active participation of citizens and political parties in solving the major problems of socio-economic development and public construction. 

In my opinion, now all voters are very well aware of the importance of voting for the future prosperity maintaining stability in the country. 

IA "Jahon", Jeddah



Appointed new Deputy Chairman of the CEC

According to the press service of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan, on February 3 new deputy chairman of the Central Election Commission appointed Komiljon Adilov, superseding Svetlana Artikova. 

Komiljon Adilov was born in 1954. Graduated from the Saratov Institute of Law. Since September 2001, he worked on a permanent basis as a member of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan, 2014 - Secretary of the Central Election Commission. 

IA "Jahon"




IINA: the presidential election will be successful, with high activity and solidarity of the Uzbek people

Specialized agency of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation - International Islamic News Agency (IINA) on its official website posted information about the upcoming presidential elections in Uzbekistan on March 29 of this year. 

It is reported that the Central Election Commission (CEC) of the Republic approved the program of the substantive preparations for and conduct of elections of Uzbekistan. Including the formation of electoral districts, as well as regional commissions. 

It is noted that the representatives of the main political parties, including the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - Liberal Democratic Party, People's Democratic Party, the Democratic Party "Milly Tiklanish" and the Social Democratic Party "Adolat" nominated their candidates for the post of President of the country and presented necessary documents to the CEC for participation in the forthcoming elections. 

In conclusion, the Agency expressed confidence that the presidential elections will be held as well as parliamentary in 2014, with high voter turnout and the cohesion of the Uzbek people. 

IA "Jahon", Riyadh




Chinese experts: "The presidential elections are of historical significance for the development of Uzbekistan and Central Asia"

In the Uzbek Embassy in China held a "round table" on "Presidential elections in Uzbekistan: achievements in the implementation of political reforms, stability and economic development". For a discussion of this topic at the meeting were invited experts from leading Chinese think tanks like the Chinese Academy of International Studies (CAIS) of PRC Foreign Ministry, the Chinese Academy of Contemporary International Relations (CACIR), the Institute of Russian, East European and Central Asian countries (IREECA) under Academy of Social Sciences of China. 

In his speeches and reports the event participants praised the results held in our country socio-political and socio-economic reforms were positive about the outcome of the parliamentary elections in 2014 and the preparations for the forthcoming election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

In particular, Xu Tao, a senior analyst at the Institute of Eurasia CACIR, said: 

- The success of the parliamentary elections largely the result of the implementation of the constitutional reforms, improve governance and civil society development. All these factors have also created a favorable policy environment for the March 2015 presidential elections of historical importance for the development of the country and the entire region of Central Asia. 

Amendments to the Constitution and laws serve to further democratization of the political system of the country, a significant strengthening of the institute of parliamentarism, ensuring even distribution of powers between the different branches of government. 

I am sure that the potential accumulated in the elections to the national parliament, and allow it to successfully carry out a political event. 

Yang Jin, expert of Central Asian department of IREECA under Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: 

- Since independence, Uzbekistan has achieved great success in the socio-political and socio-economic spheres. The appearance of towns and villages of the republic has changed dramatically, creating new businesses, constructed magnificent buildings, roads that meet international standards. Along with the traditional industries are dynamically developing high-tech areas of production of goods with high added value Thanks to the successes achieved Uzbekistan deservedly ranked among the fastest growing countries in the world. 

Along with the economic progress of the Republic consistently improves and the political sphere. The Constitution of Uzbekistan clearly established basic principles of democratization of political life. During the years of independence, the country was formed and successfully developed a multi-party system, held direct democratic elections, freedom of speech is provided. The results of the reforms in this direction command respect and interest of the international community. 

In my opinion, in the upcoming elections the people of Uzbekistan necessarily vote for a country already achieved success and for its future development. 

Li Jigo, expert of CAIS of PRC Foreign Ministry: 

- It is gratifying that the relations between China and Uzbekistan are developing dynamically I would especially like to emphasize the high level of trust between the two heads of state. 

In China, appreciate and attach particular importance to the implementation of joint projects with Uzbekistan. Special attention should promote trade, economic and investment cooperation. Chinese enterprises have invested and continue to increase investment in the establishment of production lines in special industrial zones established in the country. In this case, priority is production of finished industrial products of high quality. Actively developing cooperation in the field of transport. Our companies are taking part in the construction of a tunnel along the route of the railway Angren-Pap, which after completion in 2016, will be the longest in the region. 

IA "Jahon", Beijing




The German press on the presidential elections in Uzbekistan

On a number of information portals in Germany published materials devoted to the course of the election campaign for President of Uzbekistan. 

News portal Berlin24 notes that currently in our country there is an active preparation for the very important political event - the presidential elections, which are scheduled for March 29. 

Reported on the regular meeting of the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan, during which it was decided on the admission of the four political parties to participate in presidential elections. Authorized representatives of the parties have already been issued registration certificates and forms of signature sheets of standard pattern. 

As the newspaper writes, its provided for the participation in the event of a large number of international observers from reputable international and regional organizations, as well as foreign countries. 

The reader's attention is also drawn to another important event in the political life of the country - the formation of the new composition of the Oliy Majlis (Parliament) of Uzbekistan. Said that before the new Parliament delivered a number of important tasks, chief among them - the continuation of the course chosen by Uzbekistan building a democratic state. 

In article "On March 29, in Republic of Uzbekistan President of the country shall be elected", published on the information portal ReiseTravel, special attention is paid in the country established a wide and equal opportunities for candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, including the use of mass media for election campaigning purposes. 

In accordance with the Law "On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan" the right to nominate a candidate for President has the political parties. At the same political party may nominate a candidate, provided that it is registered in the Ministry of Justice no later than six months prior to the date of announcement of the election campaign, the article underlines. 

Commenting on the report of the President Islam Karimov at the joint session of the Legislative Chamber and the Senate of the Oliy Majlis, the publication noted that one of the key elements of the strategy of development of Uzbekistan in the medium and long term is adopted in 2011. The Concept of further deepening democratic reforms and formation of civil society in the country. 

IA "Jahon", Berlin




The process of collecting voters' signatures continues

The country has consistently made preparations for the upcoming elections on the basis of the requirements of the electoral law and the main activities of the Programme for the preparation and holding of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, approved by the Central Election Commission. 

It is known that in the country all political parties in accordance with the electoral law, as well as on the basis of the submitted documents received approval to participate in the presidential election. 

Currently, the process of collecting signatures in support of the nominee for President of Uzbekistan by the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Milly Tiklanish", the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Adolat" . 

As representatives of UzLiDeP note, currently at each territorial party organization formed working groups that are responsible for the collection of signatures. 

People's Democratic Party activists pay special attention to ensure that the petitions were submitted in a timely manner and filled in accordance with the law and with the process of collecting signatures covered all administrative-territorial units of the republic. 

And representatives of the Democratic Party "Milly Tiklanish" note that when collecting signatures of voters they are explained all the legal requirements for completing the subscription lists, in particular voluntary participation in this process. 

As the members and activists of the party "Adolat" underline, the collection of signatures in support of the nominated party candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan is an important stage of the election campaign. 

Signature sheets submitted to the CEC by a political party shall contain the signatures of at least five per cent of the total number of voters of the Republic of Uzbekistan, representing not less than 8 administrative-territorial formations. Wherein in one of the administrative-territorial entity, that is, in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, each area of the city of Tashkent or political party can not collect more than eight percent of the signatures of their total number. 

Voters have the right to sign once in support of only one candidate. In this case, the voter indicates his surname, first name, date of birth (the age of eighteen years - also the day and month of birth), place of residence, passport series and number, and the date of signing. 

Subscription list shall be certified by the person collecting signatures, with your name, name, patronymic, place of residence, passport number and series, as well as the head of the district, urban structure corresponding to a political party. 

Collection of signatures is performed at the place of work, service, study, residence, at campaign events. 

The process of collecting signatures of voters continues. 

Republican press-center on covering 
Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan



Избраны делегаты на съезд

В Термезе состоялась внеочередная конференция Сурхандарьинского областного совета Движения предпринимателей и деловых людей – Либерально-демократической партии Узбекистана. 

На ней были обсуждены итоги состоявшихся выборов в Законодательную палату Олий Мажлиса Республики Узбекистан, областные, районные и городские Кенгаши народных депутатов, а также были избраны делегаты на VII съезд партии. 

Выдвинутая Президентом нашей страны Концепция дальнейшего углубления демократических реформ и формирования гражданского общества в стране служит важным руководством к действию в процессе формирования соответствующей международным стандартам, демократической избирательной системы, обеспечения свободного волеизъявления народа. Проводимые на основе этого документа широкомасштабные реформы усилили межпартийную конкуренцию, укрепили механизм создания равных условий для политических партий. Созданы все условия для свободного волеизъявления избирателей. 

На конференции были проанализированы результаты состоявшихся выборов в Законодательную палату Олий Мажлиса Республики Узбекистан, областные, районные и городские Кенгаши народных депутатов. 

Недавние выборы в Законодательную палату Олий Мажлиса Республики Узбекистан, местные Кенгаши народных депутатов показали рост общественно-политической активности наших граждан, особенно молодежи, ее интерес к программам кандидатов и стремление голосовать за самых достойных, что свидетельствует об укреплении в людях чувства сопричастности к судьбе страны. 

На мероприятии также были обсуждены вопросы активного участия в важном общественно-политическом событии в жизни страны – выборах Президента Республики Узбекистан. 

Избраны делегаты на VII съезд Движения предпринимателей и деловых людей – Либерально-демократической партии Узбекистана.

источник: www.uza.uz




Выборы Президента Узбекистана – в фокусе египетской прессы

Египетская социально-политическая газета«Шабаб ан-Нил» и еженедельный научно-популярный журнал «аль-Аклам ва аль-Кутуб» (Перо и книги) опубликовали статью, посвященную предстоящим выборам Президента Республики Узбекистан, которые состоятся 29 марта текущего года.

Издания сообщают, что 7 января 2015 года на заседании Центральной избирательной комиссии (ЦИК) принято постановление об образовании избирательных округов (14) по выборам Президента Узбекистана в границах Республики Каракалпакстан, областей и города Ташкента.

В публикации подчеркивается, что действующие в стране 4 политические партии (Либерально-демократическая партия, Народно-демократическая партия, «Миллий тикланиш», Социал-демократическая партия «Адолат») в соответствии с избирательным законодательством, а также на основе представленных документов ЦИК допущены к участию в президентских выборах. В настоящее время политическим партиями осуществляется процесс сбора подписей, который продлится до 12 февраля.

В материале читатели могут ознакомиться и с кандидатами на пост Главы Узбекистана - это Ислам Каримов от Либерально-демократической партии, Хатамжон Кетмонов от Народно-демократической партии, Акмаль Саидов от партии «Миллий Тикланиш» и Нариман Умаров от партии «Адолат».

В заключение статьи выражается уверенность в том, что президентские выборы пройдут также успешно, как и парламентские выборы при высокой активности избирателей и сплоченности узбекского народа.

 

ИА «Жахон», Каир




Брифинг в Берлине о подготовке к выборам Президента Республики Узбекистан

В Посольстве Узбекистана в Германии состоялся брифинг, посвященный предстоящим выборам Президента Республики Узбекистан. Его участниками стали представители официальных, общественных и экспертных кругов, а также СМИ ФРГ.

Собравшиеся были подробно проинформированы о ходе подготовки к президентским выборам, которые состоятся 29 марта этого года. Им была представлена информация о проводимых в настоящее время Центральной избирательной комиссией Узбекистана мероприятиях в рамках данного процесса, а также выдвижении кандидатур от четырех политических партий, входящих в состав парламента. Наряду с этим, были озвучены достигнутые за годы независимости республики важные результаты демократических реформ.

В рамках мероприятия участники также узнали о начале работы нового состава парламента Узбекистана. Особое внимание было обращено на выступление Президента Республики Узбекистан Ислама Каримова на совместном заседании Законодательной палаты и Сената Олий Мажлиса Республики Узбекистан 23 января 2015 года.

Подчеркивалось, что одним из ключевых элементов стратегии развития Узбекистана на среднесрочную и долгосрочную перспективу остается принятая в 2010 году «Концепция дальнейшего углубления демократических реформ и формирования гражданского общества в стране».

Собравшиеся также были ознакомлены с основными показателями социально-экономического развития республики в 2014 году и приоритетными направлениями экономической программы на 2015 год.

В интервью ИА «Жахон» главный редактор информационного портала ReiseTravel Геральд Уйбершер отметил, что благодаря организации брифинга участники получили подробную информацию о предстоящем важном событии в политической жизни страны – выборах Президента Республики Узбекистан.

- Мы также ознакомились с основными показателями социально-экономического развития республики в 2014 году, - сказал он. - Приведенные факты и цифры еще раз свидетельствуют о том, что стратегия национального развития Узбекистана с самого начала была всесторонне продуманна. Благодаря реализации принципа эволюционного и поэтапного развития ваша страна добилась больших и устойчивых результатов.

Примечательно, что Узбекистан всегда трезво и критически оценивает свои успехи. Об этом свидетельствуют слова Президента Ислама Каримова, сказанные в ходе первого совместного заседания парламента республики. Тогда Глава государства, в частности, подчеркнул, что преодолен лишь небольшой отрезок долгого и нелегкого пути построения правового демократического государства, свободного гражданского общества. Основная его часть еще впереди.

29 марта в Узбекистане состоятся президентские выборы. В этой связи, хочу пожелать узбекскому народу их успешного проведения. Уверен, что это мероприятие будет организовано на высоком уровне и пройдет в соответствии с международными нормами и стандартами. 

Президент общественной организации Cultur-Coоperation International Кэтлин Гёбель:

- По информации, полученной нами на брифинге, по итогам прошлого года ВВП Узбекистана вызрос на 8,1%. Это высокий показатель развития, особенно с учетом того, что последствия начавшегося в 2008 году мирового финансового и экономического кризиса все еще негативно сказываются на динамике глобального экономического развития.   

Тот факт, что в прошлом году в Узбекистане было создано около 1 млн. рабочих мест, из которых 60%  – в сельской местности, заслуживает высокой оценки. Это очень важно для устойчивого и стабильного развития страны, а также обеспечения дальнейшего роста благосостояния людей.

Если анализировать ситуацию во многих государствах мира, где существует политическая нестабильность и социальное напряжение, то в их корне просматривается простая истина – отсутствие правильной социально-экономической политики.

В этом контексте хочу отметить, что в основе мира и стабильности, последовательного развития в Узбекистане, я, помимо других факторов, вижу важную роль глубоко продуманной и долгосрочной стратегии Руководства вашей страны.

Убеждена, что на предстоящих выборах Президента Узбекистана подавляющее большинство граждан республики проголосуют за продолжение курса реформ, мир, стабильность и дальнейшее благосостояние страны.

 

ИА «Жахон», Берлин




Российская газета «Трибуна» о подготовке к выборам Президента в Узбекистане

Предстоящие президентские выборы в нашей стране вызывают живой интерес среди общественности зарубежных стран, что отражается на страницах авторитетных зарубежных изданий.

В частности, в российской еженедельной газете «Трибуна», выходящей тиражом 57,5 тысячи экземпляров, опубликован материал с информацией о процессах подготовки к выборам Президента Узбекистана, намеченных на 29 марта 2015 года.

«В Узбекистане набирает силу кампания по подготовке к выборам Президента страны», – сообщает издание.

В материале приводятся слова председателя Центральной избирательной комиссии Республики Узбекистан М.Абдусаломова о том, что все действующие в стране политические партии изъявили желание участвовать в этом важном событии и представили пакет необходимых документов. «Либерально-демократическая, Народно-демократическая, Демократическая и Социал-демократическая партии Узбекистана активно включились в процесс сбора подписей», – подчеркивает еженедельник.

В статье также говорится об образовании избирательных округов, даются высокие оценки итогов выборов в Законодательную палату Олий Мажлиса Республики Узбекистан. «Хорошим опытом для организаторов Президентских выборов послужат предшествовавшие им и прошедшие на высоком уровне при активном участии граждан страны парламентские выборы, состоявшиеся в республике в конце прошлого года», – заключает «Трибуна».

ИА «Жахон», Москва




Президентские выборы − важный шаг на пути построения демократического правового государства в Узбекистане

Как сообщалось ранее, в дипломатической миссии нашей страны в Королевстве Бельгия был организован брифинг, посвященный предстоящим выборам Президента Республики Узбекистан, а также итогам социально-экономического развития страны в 2014 году и важнейшим приоритетам на 2015 год.

Некоторые из его участников дали интервью ИА «жахон» по итогам мероприятия.
Делясь своими мнениями и оценками, генеральный директор Международного института административных наук Роле Лоретан отметил, что в узбекском обществе за годы независимости сформировалась ответственная политическая культура.

- Граждане хорошо осознают, что от их голоса, воли и желания зависит их собственное настоящее и будущее, - сказал он. - Ответственность каждого члена общества за свою страну - вот, что сегодня отличает Узбекистан на нынешнем этапе общественно-политической жизни.

Хотел бы особо отметить, что участие в выборах Президента Узбекистана кандидатов от разных политических партий является существенным фактором для обеспечения демократичности и равноправия этого важного политического процесса. Избирателям предоставляется возможность выбора и поддержи того или иного кандидата, который выражает их взгляды и защищает их интересы. В этом состоит один из основополагающих принципов свободного волеизлияния народа, способствующего укреплению монолитности государства и его дальнейшее успешное развитие на пути демократии.

Р.Лоретан подчеркнул, что избирательное законодательство Узбекистана отвечает общепринятым международным нормам и практическое применение гарантированных законом прав и принципов в ходе выборного процесса является очень важным фактором для демократического развития общества.

В интервью ИА «Жахон» мэр города Виллебройк Эдди Биверс (Бельгия) отметил следующее:
- Узбекистан на сегодняшний день является ключевым государством в Центральной Азии, и международное сообщество внимательно следит за происходящими в стране реформами.

Состоявшаяся сегодня дискуссия свидетельствует о росте в Европе интереса к Узбекистану, его политическому, экономическому и социальному развитию. Макроэкономические показатели по итогам 2014 года впечатляют и могут служить примером для многих европейских государств.

Хотел бы подчеркнуть важное значение предпринимаемых в вашей стране мер по повышению уровня жизни всех слоев населения, созданию необходимых условий для его активного участия в политической жизни страны.
Факт выдвижения на высший государственный пост Узбекистана кандидатов от всех политических партий является прямым результатом реформ по дальнейшей демократизации и либерализации общества, основанных на Конституции страны.

Также, особого внимания заслуживает наблюдение за ходом подготовки и проведения президентских выборов иностранными и местными наблюдателями, зарубежными экспертами и представителями авторитетных международных организаций. Это еще раз демонстрирует открытость Узбекистана и соблюдение страной всех общепринятых норм и стандартов.

Сплоченность узбекского народа и ответственный подход к участию в важных политических  мероприятиях позволяют сделать вывод о том, что президентские выборы в стране пройдут также успешно, как и парламентские − при высокой активности избирателей.

ИА «Жахон», Брюссель



The Latvian press closely watching preparations for the elections of the President of Uzbekistan

The portal of the Latvian magazine "Open City" posted an article titled "Parties of of Uzbekistan identified candidates for elections of the President of the country", dedicated to the forthcoming presidential elections to be held on March 29. 

It is noted that in Uzbekistan is gaining the election campaign for the presidential elections. 

"On the eve of the main political event of the year - the presidential elections political parties have identified their candidates. The Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, with the highest number of seats on results of parliamentary elections, held a meeting of the Political Council, during which the parties discussed the issue of participation in the upcoming presidential elections. The proposal to nominate Islam Karimov to the post of Head of State will be considered at the Party Congress on February 6" - reports in the article. 

The publication also reported that on February 9 at the Congress of the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan will approve the candidacy of the party Xatamjon Ketmonov. 

"Following the decision of Liberals and Democrats folk, - reported in the article - two political parties have named their candidates. At the plenum decided to nominate a candidate for president of the faction "Milly Tiklanish" in the lower house of parliament Akmal Saidov. 

At the plenary meeting of the Political Council of the Social Democratic Party "Adolat" considered the proposal to nominate Nariman Umarov". 

It is also noted that the final decision on the nomination of candidates from the two political parties will be taken at the party congress, which is scheduled respectively onto 7 and 10 February. 

"Following on from the plenums of the party submitted documents to the Central Election Commission. They presented to the Central Election Commission a package of necessary documents. On the basis of which the CEC decision was taken on the admission of political parties to participate in the election of the President of Uzbekistan", - stresses journal of Latvia. 

It is noted that in these days of political parties of the country actively started to collect signatures in support of the nominated candidates. Each of them must collect at least five percent of the total number of voters in the country (more than 1 million signatures), representing not less than 8 administrative-territorial formations "In one of the administrative-territorial entity (Republic of Karakalpakstan, region, Tashkent city), a political party can not collect more than eight percent of the signatures of their total number. In this case, the voters have the right to sign once in support of only one candidate", - concludes the Latvian edition. 

IA "Jahon", Riga




Ислам Каримов предвыборную агитацию начал с Кашкадарьинской области

Продолжаются встречи кандидатов в Президенты Республики Узбекистан с избирателями. Кандидат в Президенты Республики Узбекистан от Либерально-демократической партии Узбекистана (УзЛиДеП) Ислам Каримов 19 февраля встретился с избирателями Кашкадарьинской области.
Встречу открыл председатель 13-й Кашкадарьинской окружной избирательной комиссии по выборам Президента Республики Узбекистан И.Джураев. Кандидат в Президенты Республики Узбекистан Ислам Каримов выступил с речью о своей предвыборной программе.

Лидер Народно-демократической партии и кандидат в президенты Хотамжон Кетмонов  до сегодняшнего дня встретился с избирателями Ферганской, Наманганской, Андижанской, Ташкентской областей и города Ташкента.

Кандидат от Демократической партии Узбекистана «Миллий тикланиш» Акмал Саидов провел предвыборную агитацию в Сурхандарьинской , Кашкадарьинской, Наманганской, Андижанской, Ташкентской областях и в городе Ташкенте.

Глава Социал-демократической партии  Узбекистана «Адолат» Наримон Умаров провел встречи с избирателями Каракалпакстана, Хорезмской, Навоийской, Бухарской, Самаркандской и Джизакской областей.





В Италии наблюдают за ходом подготовки к президентским выборам в Узбекистане

Международная общественность с вниманием наблюдают за  социально-экономическими и общественно-политическими преобразованиями, а также демократическими процессами, осуществляемыми в нашей стране. В этой связи, большой интерес вызывают предстоящие выборы Президента Республики Узбекистан, которые состоятся 29 марта 2015 года.

Так, на сайте «Итальяно-узбекского общества по содействию двустороннему экономическому сотрудничеству», специализирующегося на вопросах активизации двустороннего экономического и инвестиционного сотрудничества (г.Триест, Италия), размещена подробная информация о предстоящих президентских выборах в нашей стране.

В статье сообщается, что политическими партиями Узбекистана уже объявлены кандидатуры на пост Главы государства. Наряду с этим, отмечается, что прошедшие парламентские и предстоящие президентские выборы проводятся в качественно новых общественно-политических и социально-экономических условиях, на основе усовершенствованного избирательного законодательства, в соответствии с общепризнанными международными стандартами и демократическими требованиями.

В статье также приводятся сведения о четырех политических партиях, которые представили в Центральную избирательную комиссию пакет необходимых документов для регистрации кандидатов в Президенты Республики Узбекистан, среди которых Движение предпринимателей и деловых людей – Либерально-демократическая партия Узбекистана, Демократическая партия Узбекистана «Миллий тикланиш», Социал-демократическая партия Узбекистана «Адолат» и Народно-демократическая партия Узбекистана.

В материале акцентируется внимание на том, что в Узбекистане за годы независимости проведены коренные законодательные и институциональные реформы, направленные на повышение активности граждан в политической жизни страны. Их успешная реализация была продемонстрирована в ходе состоявшихся парламентских выборов в декабре 2014 года, которые получили достойную оценку со стороны многочисленных международных наблюдателей.

В заключение отмечается, что подготовка к президентским выборам проходит на основе плюрализма мнений, открытости и активного участия гражданского общества. 

ИА «Жахон», Рим



Выборы Президента – основа благополучного будущего страны и народа

Избирательная кампания по выборам Президента Республики Узбекистан вступила в решающую стадию – после регистрации Центризбиркомом кандидатов в Президенты началась предвыборная агитация. О том, как организованы и на каких принципах основаны подготовка и проведение предстоящих выборов, корреспондент УзА побеседовал с председателем Центральной избирательной комиссии Республики Узбекистан Мирза-Улугбеком Абдусаломовым.

- В Конституции нашей страны закреплено, что Президент Республики Узбекистан является главой государства и обеспечивает согласованное функционирование и взаимодействие органов государственной власти, а также выступает гарантом соблюдения прав и свобод граждан, Конституции и законов страны, - сказал М.Абдусаломов. – Выборы Президента Республики Узбекистан, которые пройдут 29 марта этого года, - это важнейшее общественно-политическое событие в современной истории нашей Родины. Ведь от активности, политической зрелости всех их участников, и, в конечном итоге, от решения, которое примут избиратели, зависит будущее страны, ее дальнейшее развитие.
 
В связи с этим такое большое значение имеют подготовка и проведение выборов на самом высоком организационно-правовом и материально-техническом уровне, в полном соответствии с закрепленными в национальном избирательном законодательстве демократическими принципами гласности, открытости и справедливости. И для этого в нашей стране созданы все необходимые условия.
 
Известно, что выборы - это неотъемлемый фактор демократического правового государства с сильным гражданским обществом. Они являются основной формой волеизъявления народа и его непосредственного участия в политической жизни, государственном и общественном управлении, формировании государственной власти.
 
Поэтому создание современной, отвечающей требованиям демократии и условиям нашего динамичного развития избирательной системы, обеспечивающей свободное, активное участие граждан, политических партий в выборных процессах, надежные гарантии полной реализации избирательных прав, стали одними из ключевых приоритетов политики обновления и модернизации страны, реализуемой в годы независимости.
 
Необратимость проводимых преобразований, их эффективность обусловлена, в первую очередь, эволюционным характером «узбекской модели» реформ. Поэтапно, последовательно осуществлялись они и в области формирования демократической избирательной системы, что обеспечило ее прочность, устойчивость и вместе с тем заложило возможности дальнейшего совершенствования – исходя из требований времени и углубления реформ.
 
- В чем особенность нынешних выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан?
 
- Избирательная кампания 2015 года по выборам Президента нашей страны проходит в качественно новых общественно-политических и социально-экономических условиях, значительно возросших межпартийной конкуренции, политической и гражданской активности населения.
 
В ходе осуществления масштабных реформ Узбекистан добился огромных успехов в демократизации и либерализации политической, экономической и гуманитарной сфер. К нашим главным достижениям в первую очередь относятся укрепление в стране мира, спокойствия и гражданского согласия, устойчивые темпы роста экономики, постоянное повышение благосостояния, уровня и качества жизни населения. Принципиально важно, что одновременно проводились последовательные реформы, направленные на формирование и развитие в стране гражданского общества.
 
Важнейшим фактором и источником этих позитивных перемен стали кардинальные изменения в сознании и мышлении людей, их убеждениях, рост чувства сопричастности к происходящему вокруг, гражданского долга и личной ответственности за завтрашний день, судьбу своей страны.
 
Ярким подтверждением возросшего уровня общественно-политической активности, правовой и политической культуры населения стали выборы 2014 года в Олий Мажлис Республики Узбекистан, областные, районные и городские Кенгаши народных депутатов. Их итоги продемонстрировали приверженность нашей страны и народа делу строительства демократического государства, где главной целью становится обеспечение интересов, прав и свобод человека, верховенства закона, равенства перед ним всех граждан страны.
 
В то же время выборы в парламент показали, насколько повысились требовательность и взыскательность граждан в оценке хода общественно-политических и социально-экономических реформ, участия в этом процессе политических партий, их практической деятельности, а также программных установок на перспективу.
 
В свою очередь, все это потребовало от партий, принявших решение участвовать в выборах главы государства, не только повысить свою активность в избирательной кампании, но и – прежде всего – поднять на более высокий политический уровень свою работу, предвыборные программы выдвигаемых ими кандидатов в Президенты.
 
- Что составляет правовую основу выборов Президента Узбекистана, гарантирующую их проведение в полном соответствии с принципами демократии?
 
- Безусловно, базовым документом для функционирования национальной избирательной системы, как и демократического развития во всех других сферах жизни нашего общества, является Конституция Республики Узбекистан. В Основном Законе, в частности, закреплено, что Президент Республики Узбекистан избирается гражданами страны на основе всеобщего, равного и прямого избирательного права при тайном голосовании. Кроме того, за годы независимости сформирован пакет законов, регламентирующих весь процесс выборов главы государства. В первую очередь это законы «О выборах Президента Республики Узбекистан», «О гарантиях избирательных прав граждан», «О Центральной избирательной комиссии Республики Узбекистан», а также ряд других законодательных актов.
 
В основу избирательного законодательства нашей страны положены ключевые, общепризнанные в мире демократические принципы, закрепленные во Всеобщей декларации прав человека, Международном пакте о гражданских и политических правах, других международных правовых актах, ратифицированных Узбекистаном.
 
Огромное значение для жизненности, действенности принятых в стране законов о выборах имеет то, что международные демократические стандарты были включены в них не автоматически, а имплементированы с учетом культуры, традиций нашего народа и накопленного за годы независимости национального опыта строительства демократического правового государства и общества.
 
В этой связи можно привести такой факт - независимые зарубежные эксперты считают, что на сегодняшний день избирательное законодательство Узбекистана по уровню демократичности превосходит законы о выборах многих развитых стран мира.
 
Все принятые в Узбекистане законодательные акты в этой сфере направлены на неукоснительное соблюдение избирательных прав граждан на основе принципов справедливости, гласности, открытости и транспарентности, создание избирателям необходимых условий для свободного участия в выборах, а политическим партиям, выдвигаемым ими кандидатам в Президенты - широких и равных возможностей в ходе избирательной кампании.
 
Важнейшей особенностью национальной избирательной системы является законодательно закрепленная система независимых избирательных комиссий во главе с Центральной избирательной комиссией, которые обеспечивают организацию и проведение выборов в соответствии с требованиями закона и подчиняются только закону.
 
- Какие изменения были внесены в избирательное законодательство в последние годы?
 
- Быстрые темпы модернизации и обновления нашей страны и общества вызвали необходимость продолжения совершенствования национального законодательства, в том числе избирательного. Соответствующие задачи были поставлены в принятой Олий Мажлисом в 2010 году Концепции дальнейшего углубления демократических реформ и формирования гражданского общества в стране.
 
Ключевое значение имели определенные в этом программном документе меры по усилению демократизации государственной власти и управления, укреплению многопартийной системы. С этой целью в Основной Закон был внесен ряд поправок, направленных на дальнейшее совершенствование системы сдержек и противовесов между ветвями власти.
 
Кроме того, в избирательное законодательство были внесены изменения и дополнения для более полного осуществления принципа свободы выбора, повышения эффективности обеспечения равных условий политическим партиям и выдвинутым ими кандидатам в ходе проведения предвыборной агитации, совершенствования правовых механизмов обеспечения прозрачности в ходе выборов.
 
В соответствии с внесенными поправками в статью 117 Конституции страны за Центральной избирательной комиссией Республики Узбекистан – впервые в мировой практике – закреплен статус конституционного органа, занимающего особое место в системе государственной власти, который обеспечивает подготовку и проведение выборов без всякого вмешательства других органов власти. Центризбиркому предоставлены исключительные полномочия в этом вопросе. Основными принципами деятельности комиссии определены независимость, законность, коллегиальность, гласность и справедливость. Все это усилило гарантии обеспечения свободного волеизъявления избирателей, демократичности выборов.
 
Надо отметить, что деятельность избирательных комиссий всех уровней и все мероприятия на каждом этапе выборного процесса четко регламентированы законом, а также Программой основных мероприятий по подготовке и проведению выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан, разработанной Центральной избирательной комиссией исходя из требований законодательства.
 
В программе, с учетом определенных в избирательном законодательстве задач по подготовке и проведению выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан, на основе четкого временного графика расписаны все соответствующие мероприятия, а также ответственные за них структуры. Это дает возможность организовать избирательную кампанию на высоком демократическом уровне, обеспечить необходимые условия для эффективной работы окружных и участковых избирательных комиссий и для полной реализации избирательных прав участников выборного процесса – политических партий, выдвинутых ими кандидатов в Президенты и непосредственно самих избирателей.
 
Центризбиркомом в границах Республики Каракалпакстан, областей и города Ташкента образовано 14 избирательных округов по выборам Президента Республики Узбекистан, сформированы окружные избирательные комиссии, а ими, в свою очередь, образовано 9058 избирательных участков и сформированы участковые избирательные комиссии. В состав комиссий обоих уровней на основании рекомендаций местных Кенгашей народных депутатов вошли авторитетные представители общественности. 44 избирательных участка образовано при представительствах Республики Узбекистан в зарубежных государствах.
 
В соответствии с национальным законодательством право на выдвижение кандидатов в Президенты Республики Узбекистан имеют только политические партии. Все четыре действующие в стране политические партии, представив в Центральную избирательную комиссию необходимые документы, были допущены к участию в выборах. Это – Народно-демократическая партия Узбекистана, Демократическая партия Узбекистана «Миллий тикланиш», Движение предпринимателей и деловых людей - Либерально-демократическая партия Узбекистана и Социал-демократическая партия Узбекистана «Адолат».
 
Выдвижение кандидатов в Президенты было осуществлено высшими органами политических партий – проведенными съездами или курултаями. Затем были собраны подписные листы в поддержку кандидатов. По закону подписные листы, представленные каждой политической партией, должны были содержать подписи не менее пяти процентов от общего числа всех избирателей страны, представляющих не менее восьми административно-территориальных образований. В одном административно-территориальном образовании - Республика Каракалпакстан, область, город Ташкент - политическая партия могла собрать не более восьми процентов подписей от их общего числа.
 
Подписные листы вместе с необходимыми документами были представлены политическими партиями в Центральную избирательную комиссию для регистрации кандидатов. В установленный семидневный срок Центризбирком проверил представленные документы и дал заключение по поводу их соответствия требованиям законодательства. Правильность составления подписных листов проверяли образованные Центризбиркомом рабочие группы.
 
14 февраля состоялось заседание Центральной избирательной комиссии, на котором были приняты постановления о регистрации кандидатов в Президенты Республики Узбекистан и о предвыборной агитации кандидатов в Президенты Республики Узбекистан в период избирательной кампании.
 
- Начался, по сути, один из самых важных этапов избирательной кампании – предвыборная агитация…
 
- Избирательная кампания представляет собой системный процесс, состоящий из взаимосвязанных этапов. Среди них решающую роль играет предвыборная агитация, которой во всех демократических государствах, в том числе и в нашей стране, придается особое значение. Она дает возможность кандидатам ознакомить избирателей со своими предвыборными программами.
 
Согласно Закону «О выборах Президента Республики Узбекистан» кандидатам в Президенты, политическим партиям предоставляется равное право использовать средства массовой информации при проведении предвыборной агитации.
 
Постановлением Центризбиркома в целях обеспечения равных условий при проведении предвыборной агитации кандидатам в Президенты для выступлений с программами своей будущей деятельности предоставлено по 900 минут эфирного времени на каналах Национальной телерадиокомпании «Узбекистон» и «Ёшлар» и одинаковая печатная площадь - по 10 полос в газетах «Халк сузи», «Народное слово» и «Правда Востока».
 
Кандидатам в Президенты законом предоставляется также равное право проводить встречи с избирателями. Каждый из кандидатов вправе иметь до 15 доверенных лиц, которые помогают ему в проведении избирательной кампании, ведут агитацию за его избрание и представляют его интересы в различных организациях.
 
- Как на практике обеспечивается открытость, гласность и прозрачность избирательного процесса?
 
– Организация демократических выборов в нашей стране основана на том, что тайным является только голосование, все остальные процессы проходят открыто, гласно и транспарентно. В соответствии с Законом «О выборах Президента Республики Узбекистан» избирательные комиссии информируют граждан о своей деятельности по подготовке и проведению выборов, об образовании избирательных комиссий, их местонахождении и времени работы, знакомят со списками избирателей, перечнем участвующих в выборах политических партий, сообщают сведения о кандидатах в Президенты Республики Узбекистан, об итогах голосования и выборов.
 
Во всех мероприятиях по подготовке и проведению выборов, а также в помещениях для голосования в день выборов и при подсчете голосов на каждом избирательном участке имеют право участвовать наблюдатели от политических партий, выдвинувших кандидатов в Президенты, представители печати, телевидения и радио, наблюдатели от других государств, международных организаций и движений.
 
Очень большую роль в обеспечении открытости и гласности избирательного процесса играют средства массовой информации.
 
В ходе избирательных кампаний прошлых лет, в том числе парламентских выборов 2014 года, накоплен большой опыт сотрудничества Центризбиркома и СМИ в широком информировании отечественной и зарубежной общественности обо всех этапах подготовки и проведения выборов. С целью всестороннего и объективного освещения избирательной кампании 2015 года по выборам Президента нашей страны Центризбиркомом заключены двусторонние соглашения с Национальной телерадиокомпанией Узбекистана, Национальным информационным агентством Узбекистана и информационным агентством «Жахон». Соглашения также предусматривают широкое разъяснение среди населения национального законодательства, регулирующего избирательный процесс. Все большую активность в освещении избирательного процесса проявляют негосударственные средства массовой информации, в первую очередь входящие в ассоциацию НАЭСМИ, и информационно-аналитические интернет-издания.
 
Центральной избирательной комиссией создан Республиканский пресс-центр по освещению выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан. Аналогичные пресс-центры действуют во всех регионах страны - при окружных избирательных комиссиях. К настоящему времени Центризбиркомом аккредитовано для освещения выборов Президента нашей страны свыше 340 представителей отечественных и зарубежных СМИ.
 
В соответствии с программой Центризбиркома для организаторов выборов – членов окружных и участковых избирательных комиссий, а также представителей институтов гражданского общества, журналистов, проводятся тематические семинары. Это повышает их информированность о последних изменениях в национальном избирательном законодательстве, стоящих перед избирательными комиссиями задачах, в том числе по обеспечению открытости и гласности избирательного процесса с участием СМИ.
 
Неукоснительное соблюдение в ходе избирательной кампании национального законодательства и проявление нашими гражданами, в том числе молодежью, своей активной жизненной и политической позиции будет способствовать проведению предстоящих выборов Президента нашей страны в полном соответствии с принципами демократии и, в конечном итоге, углублению проводимых в Узбекистане масштабных и последовательных демократических реформ.



Генеральный секретарь Всемирной ассоциации избирательных органов о выборах Президента Республики Узбекистан

Генеральный секретарь Всемирной ассоциации избирательных органов Ким Ён-Хи дал интервью корреспонденту ИА «Жахон» в Сеуле по случаю предстоящих 29 марта 2015 года выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан:

− Наша организация объединяет более 100 стран. В число ее основных задач входит создание возможностей для стран-членов обменяться информацией и опытом в области проведения открытых, прозрачных выборов. Также мы оказываем поддержку соответствующим структурам различных государств в укреплении и развитии организационно-правовых основ и профессиональной составляющей демократического избирательного процесса.

Хочу поблагодарить узбекскую сторону за приглашение ВАИО принять участие в предстоящих в марте выборах Президента Республики Узбекистан в составе международных наблюдателей.
Для нас является честью принять данное приглашение и направить своих представителей для наблюдения за ходом голосования.

ИА «Жахон», Сеул



Зарегистрированы доверенные лица кандидатов в Президенты Республики Узбекистан

Состоялось очередное заседание Центральной избирательной комиссии, на котором был рассмотрен вопрос о регистрации доверенных лиц кандидатов в Президенты Республики Узбекистан.

 

Центральная избирательная комиссия, рассмотрев представленные кандидатами в Президенты Республики Узбекистан документы, приняла постановления о регистрации доверенных лиц кандидатов в Президенты Республики Узбекистан.

 

В соответствии со статьей 29 Закона «О выборах Президента Республики Узбекистан» кандидат в Президенты Республики Узбекистан вправе иметь до 15 доверенных лиц, которые помогают ему в проведении избирательной кампании, ведут агитацию за избрание его Президентом Республики Узбекистан, представляют его интересы в отношениях с государственными и общественными организациями, избирательными комиссиями.

 

На заседании были рассмотрены и другие вопросы, относящиеся к полномочиям Центральной избирательной комиссии.

 

Республиканский пресс-центр по освещению

выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан



The trustees of candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan were registered

The Central Election Commission held a regular meeting regarding the issue of registration of trustees of candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

 

The Central Election Commission, having considered the documents of candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, adopted resolution on registration of trustees of candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

 

In line with Article 29 of the Law "On Elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan" candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan shall have the right to have up to 15 trustees, who help him in the election campaign, represent its interests in relations with state and social organizations, election commissions.

 

At the meeting were considered other issues relating to the authorities of the Central Election Commission.

 

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Candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan were registered

The Central Election Commission held a regular meeting regarding the issue of registration of candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

 

The Central Election Commission, having considered the documents of political parties, adopted a resolution on registration of candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Candidates for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan have registered from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - Liberal-Democratic Party of Uzbekistan – Islam Abduganievich Karimov, the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan – Hotamjon Abdurahmonovich Ketmonov, the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Milly Tiklanish" – Akmal Kholmatovich Saidov and the Social-democratic party "Adolat" – Narimon Madjitovich Umarov.

 

In line with Article 28 of the Law "On Elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan" the election campaign starts from the date of registration by the Central Election Commission of the candidates for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. In this regard, at the meeting was also considered the issue on the election campaign and adopted the appropriate resolution.

 

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At the Central Election Commission

On February 11, 2015 representatives of the Social Democratic Party "Adolat" have submitted to the Central Election Commission for registration of the candidate nominated for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan an appropriate application of the party leader, the decision of the supreme body of a political party on nomination a candidate for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, protocol of the supreme body of the political party to nominate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the application of the candidate for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on consent to run, as well as signature sheets in support of the nominee.

 

The event was attended by members of the Central Election Commission, representatives of the "Adolat" and mass media it was noted that the Central Election Commission within the prescribed period will verify and give decision on the compliance of documents submitted with the requirements of the electoral law.

 

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At the Central Election Commission

February 10, 2015 representatives of the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan have submitted to the Central Election Commission a package of necessary documents for the registration of the candidate nominated for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

 

The members of the Central Election Commission, representatives of the People's Democratic Party and mass media participated in event.

 

In line with the Program of main measures on preparing and conducting the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan the party have completed the process of nomination of a candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan within the period prescribed by law.

 

Representatives of the party submitted to the CEC a written request of political party leader on registration of a candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the decision of the supreme body of a political party to nominate a candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the protocol of the supreme body of a political party to nominate a candidate for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the application of candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on consent to run, as well as signature sheets in support of the nominated candidate.

 

The Central Election Commission within seven days will verify and give a decision on the compliance of the submitted documents with the requirements of the electoral legislation.

 

Currently working groups under the CEC continue it’s activity on the verification of the correctness of the signature sheets’ filling, composed of members of the Central Election Commission, representatives of public organizations, experts of the internal affairs and justice.

 

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Зарегистрированы кандидаты в Президенты Республики Узбекистан

Состоялось очередное заседание Центральной избирательной комиссии, на котором был рассмотрен вопрос о регистрации кандидатов в Президенты Республики Узбекистан.

 

Центральная избирательная комиссия, рассмотрев представленные политическими партиями документы, приняла постановления о регистрации кандидатов в Президенты Республики Узбекистан. Кандидатами в Президенты Республики Узбекистан зарегистрированы: от Движения предпринимателей и деловых людей – Либерально-демократической партии Узбекистана - Ислам Абдуганиевич Каримов, от Народно-демократической партии Узбекистана - Хотамжон Абдурахмонович Кетмонов, от Демократической партии Узбекистана «Миллий тикланиш» - Акмал Холматович Саидов и от Социал-демократической партии Узбекистана «Адолат» - Наримон Маджитович Умаров.

 

В соответствии со статьей 28 Закона «О выборах Президента Республики Узбекистан» со дня регистрации Центральной избирательной комиссией кандидатов в Президенты Республики Узбекистан начинается их предвыборная агитация. В связи с этим на заседании был рассмотрен также вопрос о предвыборной агитации и принято соответствующее постановление.

 

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В этот же день в Республиканском пресс-центре по освещению выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан состоялся брифинг для представителей отечественных и зарубежных средств массовой информации.

 

Председатель Центральной избирательной комиссии М.Абдусаломов проинформировал участников мероприятия об итогах заседания Центризбиркома, а также о ходе подготовки к выборам Президента Республики Узбекистан.

 

Отмечалось, что избирательная кампания проводится в полном соответствии с избирательным законодательством нашей страны и утвержденной Центризбиркомом Программой основных мероприятий по подготовке и проведению выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан.

 

В соответствии со статьей 28 Закона «О выборах Президента Республики Узбекистан» Центральная избирательная комиссия приняла постановление о предвыборной агитации кандидатов в Президенты Республики Узбекистан.

 

В период предвыборной агитации кандидатам в Президенты Республики Узбекистан предоставляется и обеспечивается равное право использования СМИ, в частности им для доведения до избирателей основных положений своих предвыборных программ на теле- и радиоканалах Национальной телерадиокомпании Узбекистан «Узбекистон» и «Ёшлар» предоставляется по 900 минут эфирного времени. Также запланирована трансляция в эфир видео- и радиороликов о кандидатах в Президенты Республики Узбекистан, их предвыборных программах.

 

Кандидаты в Президенты Республики Узбекистан самостоятельно определяют виды, формы, методы и содержание материалов предвыборной агитации в средствах массовой информации.

В период предвыборной агитации в республиканских периодических изданиях «Халк сузи», «Народное слово» и «Правда Востока» на бесплатной основе предоставляется до 10 полос каждому кандидату в Президенты Республики Узбекистан. Эти материалы также будут публиковаться в территориальных изданиях. Принцип создания во время предвыборной агитации равных условий не распространяется на партийную прессу. Они имеют право публиковать соответствующие материалы в любом объеме.

 

М.Абдусаломов подчеркнул, что Центризбиркомом определены конкретные меры по проведению предвыборной агитации в полном соответствии с законодательством нашей страны.

 

В ходе брифинга также говорилось о подготовительной работе, в частности о том, что для проведения выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан образовано 9058 избирательных участков, в том числе 44 при представительствах Республики Узбекистан в иностранных государствах. Избирательные участки обеспечены всеми необходимыми средствами связи, компьютерной и организационной техникой, правовой литературой. В специально отведенных местах установлены кабинки для тайного голосования, избирательные ящики.

 

Окружными избирательными комиссиями сформированы составы участковых избирательных комиссий, для осуществления деятельности которых привлечено около 90 тысяч человек, сообщил глава Центризбиркома. Это представители сферы здравоохранения, науки, образования культуры и спорта - 67%, общественных объединений, негосударственных некоммерческих организаций - 22,3%, фермеры - 5,3%, представители производственной сферы - 5,4%, экономистоы - 6,2%. 84 % членов комиссий ранее участвовали в подготовке и проведении выборов. Среди членов участковых избирательных комиссий женщины составляют 42,8%.

 

В ходе брифинга отмечалось, что особое внимание уделяется вопросам обеспечения открытости и гласности избирательной кампании, созданию всех условий доступа средствам массовой информации к информации, касающейся подготовки и проведения выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан. С этой целью Центризбирком аккредитовал более 340 представителей отечественных и зарубежных средств массовой информации, представивших в установленном порядке необходимые документы.

 

Республиканский пресс-центр по освещению

выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан



Образованы участковые избирательные комиссии

13 февраля 2015 года состоялось заседание 13-Кашкадарьинской окружной избирательной комиссии, которое вел её председатель Исмоил Джураев. В нем приняли участие члены окружной избирательной комиссии, представители республиканских и местных средств массовой информации.

 

Вначале был рассмотрен вопрос об утверждении персонального состава участковых избирательных комиссий по выборам президента Республики Узбекистан. В состав комиссий вошли, в частности, предприниматели, активисты махаллей, учителя и другие авторитетные представители общественности, обладающие опытом подготовки и проведения прошлых выборов.

 

Отмечалось, что образованные в области 867 участковых избирательных комиссий расположились в зданиях высших учебных заведений, общеобразовательных школ, колледжей и лицеев, органов самоуправления, медицинских учреждений, сельских врачебных пунктов, предприятий и организаций, а также воинских частей.

 

Также был рассмотрен вопрос о закреплении членов окружной избирательной комиссии к городам и районам.

 

В ходе заседания речь шла и о необходимости повышения уровня знаний членов участковых избирательных комиссий. Также было решено о проведении учебных семинаров и практических мероприятий по повышению знаний членов избирательных комиссий по подготовке и проведению выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан.

 

По завершению заседания был проведен брифинг для представителей республиканских и местных средств массовой информации, посвященный ходу подготовки к выборам Президента Республики Узбекистан.

 

Кашкадарьинский областной пресс-центр

по освещению выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан



Продолжается деятельность рабочих групп

В настоящее время при Центризбиркоме продолжают свою работу рабочие группы по проверке правильности составления подписных листов, в составе которых члены Центризбиркома, представители общественных организаций, специалисты органов внутренних дел, юстиции.


Согласно требованиям закона подписные листы для проверки отбираются путем выборки.Проверке подлежат не менее 15 процентов от необходимого количества подписей избирателей и соответствующие сведения об избирателях, поставивших подписи в подписных листах.


При этом для проверки отбирается одинаковое количество подписей избирателей, собранных в поддержку каждого кандидата в Президенты Республики Узбекистан, выдвинутого каждойполитической партией.

Члены рабочей группы визуально изучают каждый подписной лист, обращая особое внимание на правильность их заполнения, наличие допущенных исправлений, помарок, заполнение разными лицами, наличие схожих подписей, заверенных исправлений.


Подписные листы, на которых при визуальном осмотре обнаружены недостатки или вызывающие подозрения неточности, отбираются для детальной проверки.


В помещении, где рабочая группа проводит проверку подписных листов, в качестве наблюдателя присутствуют представители политических партий.


По окончании проверки составляется протокол, где указываются количество представленных подписей избирателей, количество проверенных подписей избирателей, количество подписей избирателей, признанных недостоверными и недействительными. Копия протокола передается представителю политической партии.


Кроме того, данный протокол является основанием для принятия соответствующего решения Центральной избирательной комиссии и прилагается к нему.


 Республиканский пресс-центр по освещению

выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан




At the Central Election Commission


On February 3, this year the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a regular meeting. The meeting was led by the Chairman of the CEC Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov, representatives of political parties and the mass media took part in event.

 

During the meeting were discussed issues related to the establishment of polling stations for the election of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the representative offices of the Republic in foreign countries and accreditation of domestic and foreign journalists to cover all stages of the election campaign.

 

According to the legislation, polling stations are established with the main criteria – creating maximum convenience for voters. At the offices of the Republic of Uzbekistan in foreign countries polling stations are established by the Central Election Commission on the proposal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

 

The Central Election Commission, taking into account the proposal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the establishment of polling stations at the representative offices of the Republic of Uzbekistan in foreign countries, in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan" adopted a resolution on the establishment of 44 polling stations for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and a subscript them to 14th Tashkent city election district. In these areas have been taken necessary measures to create all the conditions for the voters.

 

The mass media play an important role in ensuring the openness and transparency of the process of preparation and conduct the elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, in a timely manner inform the public about all stages of the election campaign. In this regard, at the meeting was also discussed the issue of accreditation of domestic and foreign journalists. The resolution on the accreditation of media representatives was adopted.

 

Taking into account the requirements of the electoral legislation, considered the issue of establishment under the Central Election Commission working groups on verification the correctness of the signature sheets submitted by political parties. The main purpose of working groups is provide within period prescribed by law, conclusion on the compliance of signature sheets with requirements of Article 24² of the Law "On elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan"

 

During the meeting, were discussed the organizational and other matters relating to the powers of the Central Election Commission.

 

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the Election of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan




L'Uzbekistan si prepara alle elezioni presidenziali


    Il 29 Marzo 2015 in Uzbekistan si svolgeranno le elezioni per scegliere il Presidente della Repubblica, un appuntamento elettorale che segue le elezioni parlamentari tenute il 21 dicembre scorso. Nelle ultime settimane le istituzioni del Paese sono al lavoro per l’organizzazione dell’evento, con un’intensa attività di promozione pubblica in patria e all’estero.

    Il 22 gennaio scorso, ad esempio, la Commissione Elettorale Centrale ha organizzato un meeting con i giornalisti locali e stranieri per illustrare i requisiti necessari alla presentazione delle candidature e le procedure legate ai meccanismi di voto. La composizione delle commissioni elettorali dei diversi distretti include personalità pubbliche che in passato abbiano avuto già esperienza nell’organizzazione e nel monitoraggio di precedenti elezioni.

    La Commissione Elettorale Centrale ha approvato in particolare la costituzione del Collegio Elettorale della Città di Taškent n. 14, definendo la composizione dello staff organizzativo, che sarà chiamato a vigilare sull’applicazione della legge “Sull’elezione del Presidente della Repubblica dell’Uzbekistan” e a fornire assistenza durante le operazioni di voto. Il Collegio di Taškent include 653 seggi elettorali, tutti all’interno dei confini amministrativi della capitale. È stato istituito anche un Press Center per coprire in tempo reale lo svolgimento delle operazioni di voto.

    Negli ultimi giorni del mese di gennaio l’Ambasciata della Repubblica dell’Uzbekistan in Italia ha organizzato un incontro a Milano con la partecipazione di rappresentanti del mondo politico ed imprenditoriale, illustrando le procedure di voto, i partiti politici e la loro collocazione.

    Oltre al Presidente in carica Islam Karimov, che si presenta come candidato per il Partito Liberal-Democratico Uzbeko (UzLiDep) e guida il Paese sin dall’indipendenza, tre personaggi politici hanno presentato la propria candidatura in rappresentanza dei differenti partiti presenti all’interno dell’Oliy Majlis, il Parlamento bicamerale della Repubblica dell’Uzbekistan. In rappresentanza del Partito Popolar-Democratico dell’Uzbekistan, erede del Partito Comunista dell’Uzbekistan, è stato candidato Chatamzhon Ketmonov. Insegnante di lingua e letteratura russe, originario della regione di Andijan, Ketmonov ha occupato fino al 2013 il ruolo di Vice-capo dell’amministrazione della regione omonima per i rapporti con le organizzazioni religiose.

    Per il Partito Social-Democratico «Adolat» (Giustizia), di centro-sinistra, è candidato invece Narimon Umarov. Dottore in Scienze Geologiche, dopo aver lavorato per oltre dieci anni in un ispettorato pubblico per l’ambiente, dall’agosto 2009 Umarov è Presidente del Comitato Pubblico della Repubblica dell’Uzbekistan per la tutela ambientale. Il partito di destra «Milly Tiklanish» (Rinascita Nazionale) ha candidato invece Akmal Saidov, docente e giurista specializzato nel diritto comparato, Direttore del Centro Nazionale per i diritti dell’uomo, che aveva già partecipato alle elezioni del 2007.

(D.C.)  


http://www.geopolitica-rivista.org/27660/luzbekistan-si-prepara-alle-elezioni-presidenziali/




Elezioni Presidenziali 2015 nella Repubblica dell'Uzbekistan


    Nei primi mesi del 2015 sono stati annunicati, dai rispettivi partiti politici, i candidati alle prossime elezioni presidenziali che si svolgeranno il 29 marzo 2015. Tali candidature seguono di poco l'annuncio del comitato elettorale centrale che ha reso nota la data con un comunicato del 26 dicembre 2015.
    Seppure via via il potere del presidente della Repubblica dell'Uzbekistan sia passato gradualmente sempre più nelle mani delle due camere dell'Assemblea Suprema - il Senato e la Camera Legislativa - la figura del presidente rimane comunque di grande rilievo, non soltanto come figura di garanzia, ma esercitando tuttora una importantissima attività esecutiva complementare a quella delle due camere.
    L'attuale presidente in carica è il candidato al momento più favorito, la sua appartenenza al Partito Liberal Democratico e il grande consenso popolare lo pongono in un certo vantaggio sugli avversari che provengono dagli altri tre maggiori partiti: il Partito Democratico Popolare, il Partito Democratico per la Giustizia Sociale ed il Partito di Rinascita Democratica Nazionale.
Nel corso della relativamente breve vita democratica della Repubblica dell'Uzbekistan, cioè nei circa 25 anni dall'indipendenza, le riforme istituzionali per una maggiore partecipazione attiva alla vita politica ed un maggiore potere alle camere hanno seguito un percorso lineare ma costante, ed hanno portato al grande successo delle recenti elezioni parlamentari del dicembre 2014, con un ottimo riconoscimento internazionale sia sulle procedure adottate che sui risultati ottenuti.
    Le elezioni presidenziali che si prospettano per il 2015 partono quindi con i migliori auspici di pluralismo, apertura all'alternanza, ed un vero dibattito politico sui programmi fra i diversi partiti.

http://www.uzbekistanitalia.it/elezioni-presidenziali-2015 


В Центральной избирательной комиссии


    11 февраля 2015 года представители Социал-демократической партии Узбекистана «Адолат» представили для регистрации выдвинутого ею кандидата в Президенты Республики Узбекистан в Центральную избирательную комиссию соответствующее заявление руководителя партии, решение высшего органа политической партии о выдвижении кандидата в Президенты Республики Узбекистан, протокол заседания высшего органа политической партии о выдвижении кандидата в Президенты Республики Узбекистан, заявление кандидата в Президенты Республики Узбекистан о согласии баллотироваться, а также подписные листы в поддержку выдвинутого партией кандидата.

    На мероприятии, в котором приняли участие члены Центральной избирательной комиссии, представители партии «Адолат» и средств массовой информации отмечалось, что Центральная избирательная комиссия в установленный срок проверит и даст заключение о соответствии представленных документов требованиям избирательного законодательства.

  
Республиканский пресс-центр по освещению

выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан



Продолжается деятельность рабочих групп

    В настоящее время при Центризбиркоме продолжают свою работу рабочие группы по проверке правильности составления подписных листов, в составе которых члены Центризбиркома, представители общественных организаций, специалисты органов внутренних дел, юстиции.

    Согласно требованиям закона подписные листы для проверки отбираются путем выборки.Проверке подлежат не менее 15 процентов от необходимого количества подписей избирателей и соответствующие сведения об избирателях, поставивших подписи в подписных листах.

    При этом для проверки отбирается одинаковое количество подписей избирателей, собранных в поддержку каждого кандидата в Президенты Республики Узбекистан, выдвинутого каждой политической партией.

    Члены рабочей группы визуально изучают каждый подписной лист, обращая особое внимание на правильность их заполнения, наличие допущенных исправлений, помарок, заполнение разными лицами, наличие схожих подписей, заверенных исправлений.

    Подписные листы, на которых при визуальном осмотре обнаружены недостатки или вызывающие подозрения неточности, отбираются для детальной проверки.

    В помещении, где рабочая группа проводит проверку подписных листов, в качестве наблюдателя присутствуют представители политических партий.

    По окончании проверки составляется протокол, где указываются количество представленных подписей избирателей, количество проверенных подписей избирателей, количество подписей избирателей, признанных недостоверными и недействительными. Копия протокола передается представителю политической партии.

    Кроме того, данный протокол является основанием для принятия соответствующего решения Центральной избирательной комиссии и прилагается к нему.


 Республиканский пресс-центр по освещению

выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан



Обсуждаются кандидатуры в участковые избирательные комиссии

Непосредственными организаторами подготовки и проведения выборов Президента Республики Узбекистан на местах являются участковые избирательные комиссии. Столь ответственная миссия требует тщательного подхода к подбору их персонального состава.

 

В соответствии с требованиями Закона «О выборах Президента Республики Узбекистан» члены участковой избирательной комиссии утверждаются из числа авторитетных представителей общественности. В эти дни во всех регионах республики проходят сессии районных, городских Кенгашей народных депутатов, на которых обсуждаются кандидатуры в участковые избирательные комиссии.

 

В Сурхандарьинской области в этом плане проводится активная работа, в которой задействованы местные Кенгаши народных депутатов.

 

– На сессиях Кенгашей народных депутатов рассматриваются вопросы о рекомендации кандидатур в составы участковых избирательных комиссий, – отмечает член 9-ой Сурхандарьинской окружной изби-рательной комиссии Ф. Шарипов. – На состоявшейся сессии Алтынсайского районного Кенгаша народных депутатов обсуждены и рекомендованы кандидатуры в составы 41 участковой избирательной комиссии. Предполагается, что они должны обеспечить условия для свободного участия в выборах 100 235 человек. При этом особое внимание уделяется тому, чтобы это были люди, пользующиеся высоким авторитетом среди жителей района.

 

На территории 2-го Андижанского избирательного округа образовано 743 избирательных участка для голосования свыше 1 миллиона 923 тысяч избирателей.

 

– Для работы участковых избирательных комиссий городскими и районными хокимиятами выделены и оснащены помещения в удобных для избирателей местах, – говорит секретарь 2-ой Андижанской окружной избирательной комиссии Ш. Икромов. – В настоящее время в соответствующих Кенгашах народных депутатов рассматриваются кандидатуры в члены участковых избирательных комиссий. Особое внимание при этом уделяется их авторитету среди общественности, учитывается опыт участия в подготовке и проведении выборов. С 7 по 9 февраля пройдут сессии районных и городских Кенгашей народных депутатов, на которых будут обсуждены кандидатуры в члены участковых избирательных комиссий.

 

На сегодняшний день в 4-ую Джизакскую окружную избирательную комиссию Зарбдарский и Арнасайский районные Кенгаши народных депутатов представили свои рекомендации по кандидатурам в состав участковых избирательных комиссий. В этих районах образовано более 30 участковых избирательных комиссий. Всего в Джизакском избирательном округе будут сформированы 463 участковые избирательны