NEWS AND EVENTS
September 17, 2009
CEC head: \"All provisions of electoral legislation will be observed strictly\"
A briefing for local and foreign media was held at the Press Centre of the Central Election Committee (CEC) of Uzbekistan on 17 September in connection with the start of election campaign on elections to Oliy Majlis, regional, district and city councils of people\\\'s deputies.
\\\"Elections are an important political event in the life of our country,\\\" said Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov, Chairman of the CEC. He informed the briefing participants on the work carried out by the Committee according to the Concept on preparation and holding the forthcoming elections.
In particular, he said the Concept was aimed at creation of necessary conditions for effective work of election commissions, allocation of appropriate premises, provision with communication facilities, publication of corresponding information and reference literature, etc.
He informed participants of the meeting with the main dates of the Calendar Plan of events on preparation and holding elections to the Legislative Chamber [lower house] of Oliy Majlis.
The CEC Chairman noted that all necessary legal bases have been ensured in Uzbekistan for holding free democratic elections in correspondence with the principles of publicity and openness.
\\\"No one, and first of all state authority bodies in the centre and at the local level, will not be allowed to interfere in the election process. Any attempts to intervene in the process of election campaign, bypass, violate the requirements of the legislation, revealed facts of patronage will be suppressed strictly, and punished in line with the legislation,\\\" M. Abdusalomov emphasized.
As to the order of preparation and holding elections, he said: \\\"No privileges or preferences will be given to any participant of the election campaign. The norms, requirements of the electoral legislation, order of preparation and holding elections, determined by the Law and the Concept, are compulsory and equal for all, meaning that all the new provisions of the legislation on elections approved by Oliy Majlis will be observed strictly\\\".