Tashkent, Uzbekistan, March 30
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
The presidential election in Uzbekistan was held at a sufficiently high level, the voters were active, Tana de Zulueta, head of the observation mission from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) said at the briefing on March 30.
Uzbekistan held the presidential election on March 29. The candidates from four political parties were running for the presidency.
Over 91 percent of voters cast ballots, according to the country's Central Election Commission.
Uzbekistan's current president possessed an advantage during the election campaign, according to the mission head.
Some violations were recorded in the voting process during the observation of the preparations and holding of the election, said the mission head.
OSCE/ODIHR mission will release a detailed report about the election campaign in Uzbekistan two months later.
Tana de Zulueta said the final assessment of the election will also depend on results of the remaining stages of the election process, including summarizing and announcing the results, as well as reviewing the possible complaints and remarks received following the election.
The limited observation mission of OSCE/ODIHR has been operating in Uzbekistan since Feb.23 upon the invitation of the country's government.
OSCE/ODIHR mission includes 11 international experts based in Tashkent and 10 long-term observers who were sent to the country's regions.
Over 300 representatives from 43 countries, missions of OSCE/ODIHR, CIS Executive Committee, Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation observed the presidential election.
Edited by SI