Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Nov. 30
By Demir Azizov – Trend:
A ceremony was held Nov. 30 in the International Hotel Tashkent in Uzbekistan’s capital to open Press Club: Elections.Uz 2016.
This multimedia platform was created by the National Association of Electronic Mass Media (NAEMM) of Uzbekistan with technical assistance of the Ministry of Development of Information Technologies and Communications.
“The multimedia platform brings together advanced technologies and solutions: more than 80 PCs with high-speed internet connection, Wi-Fi access, and an online connection with the press center of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Uzbekistan,” Firdavs Abdukhalikov, head of the Press Club, chairman of the Board of the NAEMM, said.
Over 1,300 journalists, including more than 300 foreign journalists, have been accredited to cover the presidential election in Uzbekistan, according to the CEC.
Uzbekistan will hold an early presidential election December 4 due to the death of 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.