On its official website, the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) published recently the Final Report of the Election Observation Mission (EOM) on the Presidential Elections in the Republic of Uzbekistan that took place on 24 October 2021. In this regard, an OSCE/ODIHR delegation is expected in Uzbekistan with a visit to officially present the Report and discuss its aspects.
The recently held presidential elections raised trust between the people and the state; they served as a factor in the consolidation of society, preparing it for a new stage of its development, writes Gulnoza Ismailova.
The Convention on Standards of Democratic Elections, the Voting Rights and Freedoms in the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States (Chisinau, October 7, 2002) states that democratic elections are the basis of the will and power of the people, the foundation of elected state and local self-government bodies, other people's (national) representative bodies, elected officials.
Chapter 14 of the Election Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan defines the procedure for the Senate formation, according to which the rules for the implementation of processes related to the election of the Senate members.
Gender equality and women’s participation in political processes are growing in Uzbekistan. Undoubtedly, this situation is also observed in the election process.
The media facilitates election observation by informing the public about elections at various levels.
Implementation of international standarts and recommendations in Uzbekistan's Electoral Legislation
Experts from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Needs Assessment Mission arrived in Uzbekistan with the purpose to assess the pre-election environment for the upcoming October 2021 Presidential elections in our country, including preparation for the elections.
First of all, it should be noted that these elections were of historical importance, which testified to the irreversibility of the path of adopted reforms. As a person seeing the inner mechanism of the electorate campaign, I would say that the process left a lasting impression on me.