OSCE impartial critics can help improve election process: Kyrgyz president
President Kurmanbek Bakiyev met with Radmila Shekerinska, head of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights mission to monitor the 2009 presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan, CA-News reported.
"Kyrgyzstan has always respected OSCE recommendations on election process. Grounded, impartial and constructive critics will help improve election process and promote democracy," Bakiyev said during the meeting.
Shekerinska told president how the mission will work and its chief goal.
"Undoubtedly, Kyrgyzstan has pioneered in democratization of society in the Central Asia. We hope that our final report that will be made after elections end will be used to improve this process," Shekerinska said.
Bakiyev and Shekerinska said also discussed situation in the Central Asian region.
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights mission began working in Kyrgyzstan on June 15. The mission includes 24 long-term observers and 11 experts.