No competitive spirit at Uzbek presidential election - ODIHR
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Dec. 5
By Demir Azizov– Trend:
Uzbek presidential election was well organized but there was no competitive spirit, said Peter Tejler, head of the election observation mission of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).
He made the remarks during the briefing in Tashkent Dec. 5.
“The Central Election Commission has carried out good organizational work. However, the level of competition could be higher – particularly, there was no active debate during the candidates’ campaigns,” he said.
“Despite the fact that the recent amendments to the legislation provide for the organization of debates, they were not conducted,” said the mission head.
If debates were organized, they would display competition and give more opportunities to voters to make a more well-informed choice, according to Tejler.
Uzbek presidential election was held December 4.
As previously reported, Shavkat Mirziyoyev has been elected as Uzbekistan’s president.
Some 15.907 million voters or 88.61 percent of all voters who participated in the voting cast their ballots for Mirziyoyev.