PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS 2016
April 15, 2015
\"Round table\" participants speaking
As previously reported, the International Institute of Administrative Sciences diplomatic mission of our country in Belgium organized a \"round table\" on the outcome of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, on 29 March 2015.
Correspondent of IA \"Jahon\" in Brussels has talked with some of the participants, who visited Uzbekistan to monitor the electoral process.
Honorary Senator of Belgium, Dominique Tilemans:
- During my stay in your country I visited a lot of polling stations and saw the success of the electoral process. I was very impressed by the level of its organization.
Polling stations that we visited were equipped with all the necessary attributes for democratic elections, there was information about the four candidates who ran for the presidency.
Special attention should be paid to high civic voter turnout, which can serve as an example for many countries. This indicates the desire of the citizens do not remain indifferent to the process of determining the future of their country. I spoke with many voters and felt like everyone wanted to take part in such an important political event.
The path traversed by Uzbekistan in 23 years is not quite big, but much has been done during this period. From the first days of independence, the country has chosen its course of development, and as a result we see the results of this choice that paid off.
The election of President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan in the election is a testament to the fact that people trust their president.
Professor of the Leuven Catholic University in Belgium Jul Janssens:
- March 29 elections of President of Uzbekistan are a very important political event in the life of the country. I watched the preparation and conduct of elections in your country. They were well organized and held at a decent level, were all the conditions for a free and democratic will of the people. People exercising their constitutional right, made a conscious choice by voting for the most worthy candidate in their opinion, for peace, stability and further progress.
I want to note that it is extremely impressed with the high activity of the electorate. The turnout exceeded 90 percent, while in Belgium, although we have committed to participate by law, often, failure to attend to the polls reaches 20 to 40 percent.
Of particular note is the excellent organization of the entire electoral process. This view was supported by many international observers from different countries, who noted that the elections were held without any violations, they are fair and open.
IA \"Jahon\", Brussels