Int’l organizations to start work at Uzbek presidential election
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Nov. 17
By Demir Azizov– Trend:
The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Uzbekistan has adopted a resolution on accreditation of observers from a number of international organizations, Uzbek Republican Press Center for covering the presidential election said Nov. 17 at a briefing.
The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Executive Committee, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) and other authoritative international structures will take part in observation of the election, according to the CEC.
Ten long-term observers of the CIS mission for presidential election in Uzbekistan will start their work Nov.17 in the city of Tashkent and regions of the country, the press center said.
Short-term observers will arrive in Uzbekistan on the eve of the election, according to the press center.
In total, more than 70 observers from the CIS countries will monitor the presidential election in Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan is to 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 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.