On October 22, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, as a candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, met with Owen Murphy, the head of the mission of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), to observe the upcoming presidential elections in our country.
The Bureau is one of the leading institutions of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, whose mandate covers the issues of ensuring observance of fundamental human rights and freedoms, promoting the strengthening of democratic institutions and civil society.
The ODIHR has been involved in monitoring the presidential and parliamentary elections in our country since 1999. In December 2016, the Bureau sent a full-scale mission to Uzbekistan to observe the presidential elections for the first time.
A similar delegation has arrived in Uzbekistan for the current presidential elections. The joint International Mission includes observers from the Bureau, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and the European Parliament.
During the meeting, an exchange of views took place on the issues of conducting democratic reforms, improving the electoral legislation and the electoral process, as well as preparing and holding the upcoming important political event in accordance with international norms and standards.
The priority areas of the pre-election platform of the presidential candidate from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Business People – the Liberal-Democratic Party of Uzbekistan were also considered.