NEWS AND EVENTS
November 18, 2004
INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON INITIATIVE GROUPS OF VOTERS STARTS
International seminar ?Activity of initiative groups of voters during the election campaign? will be held Tashkent on 18 November, Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan told UzReport.com.
The forum is one of the regular international seminars held in the country on various topics related to the December parliamentary elections.
The seminar organisers are National University of Uzbekistan, Centre for Support of Individual Candidates, Central Election Commission and Institute for Civil Society Studies.
Deputies of Oliy Majlis representing initiative groups of voters, leaders and activists of NGOS and citizens? self-government bodies, heads of diplomatic missions, specialists on election legislation from the UK, Germany, India, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, France, South Korea nad other states will participate in the seminar.
Experts of the UNDP, National Democratic Institute (US), Freedom House and Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Germany) will also make reports at the forum.
The participants will consider foundation and functioning of the institute of the initiative groups of voters, including rights and duties of the candidates and their interaction with election commissions and other structures.
Independent candidates representing initiative groups of voters have a special status in the present pre-election campaign. The Centre for Support of Individual Candidates was set up, which assists them in providing equal conditions in the media and protecting their rights.