India is going to be part of Uzbekistan’s July 9 celebration of democracy. A 20-strong delegation from India made up of well-known public figures, senior diplomats, and experts are already in Uzbekistan to take part in the Presidential elections as observers.
On Thursday, the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan held a meeting with representatives of the delegation from India.
A meeting at the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan
The meeting was attended by Deputy Chairman of the Central Election Commission Bakhrom Kuchkarov, Commission member Gulnoza Rakhimova, Election Commissioner of India Pandey Anup Chandra, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Uzbekistan Manish Prabhat.
Members of the Indian delegation were informed about the work being done to prepare for the elections and hold them. According to Uzbekistan’s Central Election Commission, Indian observers emphasized that high-level information on the elections was provided to voters, and the use of biometric identification devices was piloted in several polling stations.
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Besides India, the international community in general has shown great interest in the elections. Representatives of international organizations and states of Asia, Europe, America and Africa have also landed in Uzbekistan and would be observing the July 9 polls closely.
As observers of the election, Indian delegates, along with other international and foreign observers will visit polling stations and, based on their observations, will give appropriate conclusions and recommendations.
The pre-election campaign of presidential candidates took place from June 7 to July 7.
Election Commissioner of India Pandey Anup Chandra
Candidates from the People’s Democratic Party Ulugbek Inoyatov, from the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, the current President of the State Shavkat Mirziyoyev, from the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Robakhon Makhmudova and from the Ecological Party of Uzbekistan Abdushukur Khamzaev are taking part in the elections.
Uzbekistan is seeing an early Presidential election.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev explained the necessity of this decision and the reason for giving up the remaining three and a half years of the presidential term on his initiative.
He noted that after the adoption of the updated Basic Law, all the links of power are being reformed, the relations and balance between them are seriously changing, the renewed Constitution poses urgent, new political and socio-economic tasks to the President, parliament, government, ministers and khokims (regional governors), people expect significant and topical changes and reforms in all areas.
The head of the Central Asian state signed his decree on the appointment of advance polling of the President of Uzbekistan after the approval of the new version of the country’s Constitution at a nationwide referendum on April 30.