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THE CENTRAL ELECTION COMMISSION

OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

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Actual problems of improvement of electoral legislation

In the Independent Institute of Monitoring the Formation of Civil Society held a "round table" on "Actual problems of improvement of electoral legislation in Uzbekistan." The event attended by members of the Senate and Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis, representatives of the Central Election Commission, regional and city election commissions, political parties, the experts of the Institute for Monitoring Current Legislation under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the leading scholars of higher education institutions and the representatives of media.

"Round Table" organized to review the work done to prepare amendments to legislative acts of electoral process in the execution of the Order of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On measures to implement the priorities of the Concept of further deepening the democratic reforms and establishing the civil society in the country to ensure freedom of choice and the development of electoral law".

During the event was noted that the elections are the main form of expression of the will of the people, citizens' participation in the affairs of state and society. During the years of independence Uzbekistan has formed an effective legislative, framework of elections. In particular, the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the laws "On guarantees of electoral rights of citizens" and "On elections to the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan," "On elections to the provincial, district and city councils of deputies," and other acts of legislation, which set principles of freedom of choice and expression, the right of citizens to elect and be elected to representative bodies of state power.

In the country operates an integrated system of independent election commission, headed by self-acting body - the Central Election Commission, which is granted exclusive authority to prepare and hold elections. The electoral system has become an important factor in increasing the level of political and legal culture, social and political activeness of population, especially young people.

Participants views were expressed about the practical importance of the further democratization of the electoral processes in the country, improvement of electoral legislation, in particular the laws "On elections to Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan" and "On elections to the provincial, district and city councils of deputies".

During the discussion was underlined the importance of organizational and legal conditions for voters as a necessity for making decisions during elections to representative bodies of state power, the practical implementation of measures to prevent violations of voters’ rights and the election legislation. At the same time was pointed the need of comprehension, analysis and use the experience gained during the elections to Parliament and local representative bodies.

The participants emphasized the role and significance of the interaction of the CEC and the IIMFCS in explaining presidential legislative initiatives to improve the electoral law provided in the Concept of further deepening the democratic reforms and establishing the civil society in the country to ensure the effectiveness of legal mechanism for open and fair elections.

In frame of local activities noted the expediency of continuing to improve the legal culture of citizens, sharing experiences and knowledge on various aspects of electoral law.

Participants also drew attention to such events on a wide and active participation of the deputies, political parties and other institutions of civil society in the process of drafting regulations to ensure the freedom of choice and the development of electoral law.


Press-service of
Central election commission

6846

31May 2012


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