A press conference on the preliminary results of the presidential election of the Republic of Uzbekistan was held today in our capital by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Election is a mirror of democracy. After all, it is during the election process that many universally recognized democratic principles of openness, transparency, freedom of speech, voting and the right to be elected are ensured in practice in any country.
Preparation for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and ensuring the openness and transparency of the processes of its holding are among the main principles of the activity of election commissions at all levels.
About 800 international observers watched the presidential election. Among them are the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Bureau for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Organization of Turkic States, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Turkic States, the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the CIS, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and 47 countries of the world. there are observers who visit. Currently, about 54,000 observers from political parties and citizens’ self-government bodies that have nominated candidates for the presidency have been accredited. 1257 accredited representatives of local and foreign mass media covered the election process.
Special attention was paid to the allocation of a special place for observers and journalists during the process of preparing polling stations for voting. All necessary conditions were created for observers to easily observe the voting process, and for media representatives to cover this process without any obstacles.