MOSCOW, 22 October (BelTA) – A delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Belarus-Russia Union State has arrived in Tashkent to join the international observation of the presidential election in Uzbekistan which is due on 24 October, BelTA learned from the press service of the PA.
Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly are part of the CIS observation mission. The delegation is headed by Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly's Commission on Foreign Policy, Chairman of the Standing Committee on International Affairs and National Security of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Sergei Rachkov. The commission also comprises member of the Parliamentary Assembly Commission on Social and Youth Policy, Science, Culture and Humanitarian Affairs, member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Vladimir Krugly.
“Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly will be observing the presidential election in Tashkent and its suburbs,” the press service said.
Running for the president are candidates from all officially registered parties of the country: the Social Democratic Party Justice (Adolat), the Ecological Party of Uzbekistan, National Revival Democratic Party, the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, and also the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, whose candidate is the current President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.