Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Dec. 2
By Demir Azizov – Trend:
Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee and the CIS Executive Secretary Sergey Lebedev, who is leading a CIS monitoring mission in the Uzbek presidential election, has arrived in Uzbekistan, said the press service of the country’s Central Election Commission.
As previously reported, more than 70 observers representing Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the CIS Executive Committee had been accredited in the CIS monitoring mission.
The mission began its monitoring Nov. 17.
In an interim report covering Nov. 17- 28, the mission stated that the election campaign in Uzbekistan was being held in a calm atmosphere, in the spirit of open competition and at a high organizational level in accordance with international standards.
Uzbekistan will hold an early presidential election December 4 due to the death of ex-president Islam Karimov, who passed away after suffering a stroke at the age of 79 on Sept. 2.
Candidates from four political parties of Uzbekistan participate in the presidential election – Uzbekistan Liberal Democratic Party (UzLiDeP), People's Democratic Party (PDPU), Milly Tiklanish (National Revival) Party, and Adolat (Justice) Social Democratic Party.
Among the presidential candidates are the country’s Acting President Shavkat Mirziyoyev from UzLiDeP, Sarvar Otamuratov from Milly Tiklanish Party, Nariman Umarov from Adolat Party, and Hotamzhon Ketmonov from PDPU.