“Elections were held in accordance with the norms of the country’s electoral law, on the basis of democratic principles, at a high organizational level,” Lebedev said. In his opinion, “the elections took place in a calm atmosphere, in an atmosphere of great spirit.” “Everyone who wanted to vote had this opportunity,” said the executive secretary of the CIS. He also noted that the high turnout showed that the citizens of Uzbekistan are not indifferent to how their state will develop.
According to Lebedev, there were no serious violations, just minor technical glitches, which were fixed immediately when pointed out.
Zhang Ming, secretary general of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, for his part, noted that “the vote took place in a free and harmonious environment without any outside interference or other serious violations that cast doubt on the results of the vote.” In his opinion, these elections will be “an important step in the development of democracy in the country.”
And the Russian deputy Gennady Semigin, who arrived in Uzbekistan as part of a group of SCO observers, in an interview with RG, indicated that President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who won the elections, is focused on cooperation with Russia, therefore that in the coming years further interaction between the two states in various fields can be expected.
The Chairman of the CIS Affairs Committee of the State Duma, Leonid Kalashnikov, in a conversation with RG, drew attention to the fact that this is not the first time he has attended the elections in Uzbekistan as an observer. “I see changes in the dynamic, how serious they are,” he said. According to him, a lot of work has been done in recent years, production is growing, the population is growing, which means that the country is doing well, so it is quite logical that the acting president received such high support.
Recall that on July 9, early presidential elections were held in Uzbekistan. According to preliminary data from the republic’s CEC, the current head of state Shavkat Mirziyoyev won with more than 87 percent of the vote.