Tuesday, 23, July, 2024

Experts from the Needs Assessment Mission of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE/ODIHR NAM) landed in Uzbekistan, the press service of the Central Election Commission said.

Note: Parliamentary elections will be held in Uzbekistan in 2024. Decision is being mulled on the form, timelines and the required number of observers Ahead of the elections.

In accordance with the visit program, the NAM’s experts will meet with representatives of a number of ministries and departments, political parties, media and civil society institutions.

On Tuesday, May 28, mission experts, senior consultant of the OSCE/ODIHR Elections Department Keara Castaldo and election adviser Kakha Inaishvili met with the Chairman of the Central Election Commission Zainiddin Nizamkhodjaev.

At the meeting, the parties discussed the implementation progress of the recommendations of the OSCE/ODIHR missions into national electoral legislation and practice based on the results of election observations.

The experts were briefed about the changes in the procedure for forming the lower house of parliament and in the system of electoral bodies, according to which a single centralized system of electoral bodies is being formed in the country, and elections to the lower house of parliament will be held on the basis of a mixed electoral system.

“The experts of the mission voiced the gratitude for the coordinated organization of the analysis of the final reports of the ODIHR observation missions for the referendum and early presidential elections of 2023 and the development of measures to implement ODIHR recommendations in election legislation and practice,” the statement says.

They also expressed support for Uzbekistan’s efforts to improve electoral procedures in accordance with generally accepted international democratic principles.

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