OSCE Representatives Arrive in Uzbekistan For Talks on Upcoming Elections


Uzbekistan’s central election committee is reporting that discussions have begun on whether the country needs this year’s parliamentary elections to be assessed by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).

The ODIHR is a body of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Representatives of the OSCE’s election department, Keara Castaldo and Kakha Inaishvili, recently held talks in Tashkent with the chair of Uzbekistan’s election committee, Zainiddin Nizamkhodjaev.

During their visit to Uzbekistan Castaldo and Inaishvili will also meet with representatives of various ministries and agencies, political parties, media, and civil society bodies.