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The Head of the Estonian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mati Raidma will observe the elections in Uzbekistan on Sunday.

“In recent years, Uzbekistan has carried out several reforms, and the upcoming elections provide a great opportunity to show how these work in practice,” Raidma said. “The elections will be observed by MPs from a great number of countries, which is a testament to the readiness of the international community to support Uzbekistan and its people on their road towards democracy,” Raidma said. He added that the observers were naturally eager to assess the elections honestly and impartially.

Election observation missions have been an important part of OSCE’s activities since 1993. The missions monitor whether the elections are conducted legitimately and respect the democratic standards. Under the aegis of the OSCE PA, over 70 MPs from 24 national parliaments will be observing the elections. In total, the election observing mission in Uzbekistan will count over 300 participants.

For more information, please contact:
Mati Raidma +372 507 4112

Riigikogu Press Service
Merilin Kruuse
Phone +372 631 6592, +372 510 6179