ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan was held, which reviewed the results of the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, took place on 29 March 2015.
Chairman of CEC Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov noted that the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan have great historical significance for the future of Uzbekistan, consistently develop on the way of building a democratic law-governed state and a strong civil society. The elections have demonstrated a high level of legal culture and political activity of citizens, who through own participation in the vote once more expressed support for the course of reforms carried out in the country.
The Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the basis of protocols received from the district election commissions determined that on March 29, 2015 from 20,798,052 voters included in the list of voters 18 942 349 took part in the vote, representing 91.08 percent of the total number of voters.
As the results of the elections, Islam Karimov nominated from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen – Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan voted 17 122 597 voters or 90.39 percent of the total number of voters participated in the vote. Akmal Saidov Kholmatovich, nominated from the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan “Milly Tiklanish” – 582 688 or 3.08 percent of voters. Ketmonov Hotamjon, nominated from the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan – 552 309 or 2.92 percent of voters. Umarov Narimon, nominated from the Social Democratic Party “Adolat” – 389 24 or 2.05 percent of voters.
In accordance with Articles 90, 117 of the Constitution, Articles 14, 35, 36 of the Law “On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, Articles 5 and 9 of the Law “On the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan decided to declare Islam Karimov Abduganievich elected President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
During the meeting it was noted that the elections were held in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, laws “On guarantees of electoral rights of citizens” and “On the Election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” in ensuring the rights of citizens to freedom of expression and adhering for the principles of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot. Evidence of democracy and transparency of the election campaign was the participation of 299 observers from 43 countries from America, Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as five international organizations – the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Association of world electoral bodies and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. In the monitoring of the election process was also attended by more than 35,000 observers from political parties.
A huge role in ensuring the openness and transparency of elections played media. The presidential election was covered approximately 600 domestic and 180 foreign media, about 180 foreign and domestic internet publications. Republican press center and regional press centers on covering the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the participation over 980 domestic and foreign journalists held more than 70 press conferences, briefings and online briefings devoted to important phases of the election campaign. Over 12750 articles and information materials have posted in foreign and national media, television and radio programs related to the preparation and conduct of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.