Indian EC to observe Uzbekistan’s Presidential elections on Sunday

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Election Commissioner of India, Dr. Anup Chandra Pandey will observe the conduct of early Presidential elections in Uzbekistan, which is slated to be held on Sunday.

Dr. Anup Chandra Pandey led a three-member delegation to Uzbekistan on the invitation of the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan, said the official statement.

Earlier, Dr. Anup Chandra Pandey and the Chairman, CEC of Uzbekistan held a meeting on electoral cooperation on 6th July 2023.

This election is being held under the framework of new constitution which was adopted in Uzbekistan after the recent Referendum held in April this year, and is being keenly watched by the international community.

The statement said Dr. Pandey spoke about the recent conduct of elections in India and various avenues for further strengthening electoral ties between the two countries

“The Indian delegation, also comprising Deputy Election Commissioners Hirdesh Kumar and RK Gupta also visited the 7th and 14th District Election Commissions to obtain an overview of the electoral administration, procedures and initiatives of the CEC of Uzbekistan,” it said.

Dr. Pandey is also slated to have an interaction on Indian elections with the representatives of Non-Resident Indian community-based in Tashkent.

Four candidates including the incumbent President are in the fray.

Under Uzbekistan laws, the President is elected for a seven-year term from a single nationwide constituency.

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