President Shavkat Mirziyoyev votes in the elections
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Elections are being held in Uzbekistan to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Councils of people’s deputies.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, together with family members, arrived at polling station No. 162 of Mirzo Ulugbek district of Tashkent city and took part in voting.
Article 117 of the Constitution enshrines the right of citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan to elect and be elected to representative bodies of the state. The right to vote, equality and freedom of expression are guaranteed by law.
Five political parties are taking part in the elections – the Milliy Tiklanish Democratic Party, the People’s Democratic Party, the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businesspeople – the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, the Social Democratic Party Adolat and the Ecological Party.
This important socio-political event takes place under the slogan “New Uzbekistan – New Elections”, in conditions of increased political activity of citizens and in accordance with the new election legislation.
For the first time in the history of Uzbekistan, the Electoral Code was adopted, which systematized the norms of 21 election laws. A single electronic voter list has been introduced. The quota institute has been canceled. Equal conditions for healthy competition have been created for all five political parties, including the new Ecological Party of Uzbekistan.
Open electoral debates of political parties were broadcast live. Issues concerning the society were discussed.
In recent years, as a result of a policy of openness and democratic transformations, as the current elections clearly show, our society has changed. Citizens of Uzbekistan with a sense of confidence and involvement in the fate of the country come to polling stations and vote for the future.
The Head of the state talked with citizens who arrived at polling station No. 162, photographed with them. He wished success to young people voting for the first time, and excellent marks to children who came with their parents.
Representatives of the older generation expressed wishes for peace and tranquility in the country, good health to the President.
At the election venues, all conditions provided for by national legislation are created. 6 720 constituencies and 10 315 polling stations have been created for citizens to vote in the current election, including 55 polling stations in 38 countries. Moreover, the right to vote was received by persons in places of deprivation of liberty who did not commit serious crimes.
Over 700 foreign and international observers are taking part in the election observation, including missions of the CIS, SCO, EBRD, Hague Conference on Private International Law, Turkic Council, TurkPA, as well as the full-fledged mission of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev also spoke with foreign observers and representatives of the media. They noted that the elections are held openly, at a high organizational level, with a high socio-political activity of citizens.