PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS 2016
December 3, 2016
TASHKENT HOSTS AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ELECTION LAW
An international conference “Constitutional-legal bases of the presidential elections: the experience of Uzbekistan and advances countries” took place in Tashkent.
The event, organized by the chambers of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Constitutional Court, Prosecutor General’s Office, the Institute for monitoring current legislation under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Independent institute for monitoring of the formation of civil society, was attended by members of the parliament, representatives of law enforcement bodies, scientists, experts from the Association of World Election Bodies, Shanghai Cooperation Organizations, the US, the UK, Germany, France, Russia, Canada, Belgium and other countries.
The international conference paid a special attention to the experience of Uzbekistan in holding democratic elections, development of national election legislation and election system in the years of independence, the differences in these presidential elections from the previous ones, in particular, strengthening of inter-party competition, raising activity of the population, strengthening of the role of civil society organization in election campaign.
Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan N.Ismoilov, Chairman of the Constitutional Court B.Mirboboev and other underlined that Uzbekistan has aimed to build humanitarian democratic legal state as a priority after achieving independence. The country, under the leadership of First President Islam Karimov, has attained immense results in the past 25 years.
The participants of the conference, in which close to 80 experts from 22 countries took part, has particularly underscored that an effective legal base to ensure citizens’ voting rights, which meeting the international democratic principles and standards, has been created in Uzbekistan. It was noted that a public administration system, in particular the Presidency institution, has been formed in accordance with democratic principles, holding of the upcoming elections in these bases will ensure stability not only in our country, but also in the region.
The experts also exchanged views on the necessity to continue improving election legislation, taking into account international election standards, the positive experience of advanced democratic countries in further democratization of the election processes.