PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS 2016
December 23, 2014
SCO Observer Mission: elections in Uzbekistan were clear, transparent and democratic
At the invitation of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan, in the period from December 19 to 22, 2014, Mission of Observer from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (hereinafter the Mission) monitored the preparation and conduct of December 21, 2014 elections to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis (Parliament) of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The Mission carried out its activities in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan \"On elections to the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan\", as well as the Regulations on SCO Observer Mission.
All activities under the campaign conducted openly and publicly, in strict accordance with the laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Equal and broad opportunities to use the media were created for the Political parties and candidates. Parties had the opportunity to hold their own meetings with voters.
Observers from SCO gave interviews to the media, as well as participated in briefings by the CEC for international observers and the media during the preparation and conduct of the election campaign.
The Mission got acquainted with the activity of district election commissions located in the city of Tashkent and Tashkent region for the purpose of objective assessment of the voting process and summarizing of the electoral process.
On Election Day, The Mission was present at 73 polling stations located in the city of Tashkent, as well as towns and cities of Tashkent region, open for voting from 06:00 till 20:00 hours on local time on December 21 2014.
It should be noted that the work of the polling stations organized in accordance with the requirements of the election legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan. During the voting there was an active participation of the citizenry.
Complaints and comments from representatives of the above observers during the electoral process havenít come in to the Mission.
The Mission notes that the election of deputies to the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan held in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan and international obligations accepted by Uzbekistan.
According to the Mission, the elections were clear, transparent and democratic. Violations that cast doubt on the election results not revealed.
SCO Observer Mission expresses gratitude to the Central Election Commission, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other government agencies of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as public organizations for the cooperation extended during the implementation of election observation.