President congratulates people of Uzbekistan with New Year
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov congratulated people of Uzbekistan with the new year 2008. Summing up the results of the past year, which was proclaimed the Year of Social Protection, the head of the state said it was “successful in many aspects and left an indelible trace in the life of the country and the society”. The country has made a big step towards dynamic development and democratic renewal, Islam Karimov said.
Foreign leaders congratulate Islam Karimov with election as President
Foreign leaders congratulated Islam Karimov with election as the President of Uzbekistan. President of Russia Vladimir Putin congratulated Islam Karimov in a telephone conversation on 24 December and wished success and prosperity to the people of Uzbekistan.
President of Uzbekistan receives chairman of CIS Executive Committee
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received the chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, CIS Executive secretary Sergey Lebedev on 25 December in Tashkent. Sergey Lebedev is head of mission of CIS observers, which monitored the elections of the President of Uzbekistan.
CIS mission: presidential elections free, open and transparent
Mission of observers from the Commonwealth of Independent States held a press conference at the Central Election Commission press center in Tashkent on Monday. Head of the mission, chairman of the CIS Executive Committee and CIS executive secretary Sergey Lebedev read the statement of the mission on the results of the monitoring of the elections of the President of Uzbekistan.
SCO observers mission says elections in Uzbekistan were free and legitimate
Mission on observers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization held a press conference at the Central Election Commission press center in Tashkent on Monday. Head of the mission, SCO General Secretary Bolat Nurgaliyev read the statement of the mission on the elections of the President of Uzbekistan.
Islam Karimov receives 88.1% votes at presidential elections
According to preliminary results of the elections of the President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov received 88.1% of the votes. This was announced by the chairman of the Central Election Commission Mirzo-Ulugbek Abdusalomov at the briefing for journalists in Tashkent on Monday evening. In all, 13,008,357 people cast their votes for Islam Karimov.
Peter Hikmen: "Elections passed on the basis democratic principles"
In 9:30 hours I have arrived at 461-st voting district in Ahunbabaev district of Fergana region, and by that time 35 percent of voters already had cast the ballots.
Voter turnout makes up 90,6% at presidential elections in Uzbekistan
90.6% of eligible voters cast their ballots at the elections of the President of Uzbekistan on Sunday, chairman of the Central Election Commission Mirzo-Ulugbek Abdusalomov told journalists in Tashkent. According to the preliminary data, 14,765,444 voters participated in the presidential elections, which were held in compliance with the national laws and international standards, Abdusalomov said.
Vladimir Churov: "Never watched such high level of organization of election"
I became witness of active participation of citizens of Uzbekistan in presidential election. It testifies that people are not indifferent to the future, development and prosperity of the country. It is worth to note wide informedness of voters with the electoral programs of candidates for presidency.
Terue Okada: "Participation of observers provides transparency for election"
I observed the voting process in voting districts number 288, 284, 297 of Tashkent city. In all them I saw well preparedness to this political event. Acts for presidential election of Republic of Uzbekistan, books, newspapers and magazines, the different information on candidates is available almost in all public places – in markets, public transportation, institutions of education and public health.
Sergey Lebedev: "All conditions present to organize election at high level"
Observing the process of presidential election in Uzbekistan has revealed that large scale preparation was done for this political event. The process of voting goes on in organized way and orderly.
Vittorio Jorgi: "Experience which should be studied in other countries”
I highly regard the experience of Uzbekistan in organizing the elections. The fact that the President is elected directly by citizens is a great achievement of democracy.
Werner Furman: "Uzbekistan confidently continues on way of construction of democratic society”
The rich history, culture of Uzbekistan, friendly attitudes between our countries interests me for a long time. I am very happy, that have had an opportunity to familiarize with your awesome country, and to take part in presidential election as the observer.
78.9% voted at the presidential elections in Uzbekistan
12,855,598 citizens cast their votes as of 4pm at the presidential elections in Uzbekistan.
“Presidential election meet all international norms and standards"
Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Republic of Uzbekistan Mirzo-Ulugbek Abdusalomov informed journalists at a briefing for local and foreign media representatives.
Central Election Commission did not receive any information about violation of laws related to election
Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Republic of Uzbekistan Mirzo-Ulugbek Abdusalomov informed journalists at a briefing for representatives of local and foreign mass media which was organized in the Press centre of the Central Election Commission at 13:00 of December 23.
Voter turnout at presidential elections makes up 59.8%
Elections of the President of Uzbekistan have been declared valid, chairman of the Central Election Commission Mirzo-Ulugbek Abdusalomov told journalists in Tashkent.
Islam Karimov votes at presidential elections
The candidate to the post of the President of Uzbekistan from the Movement of entrepreneurs and businessmen – Liberal-Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov voted at the polling station No.644 in Tashkent.
Asliddin Rustamov votes at presidential elections
The candidate to the post of the President of Uzbekistan from the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Asliddin Rustamov voted at the polling station No.604 in Yunusabad district of Tashkent.
Presidential candidate Akmal Saidov votes at elections
The candidate to the post of the President of Uzbekistan from the initiative group of voters voted at the polling station No.644 in Tashkent.