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EC Pandey In Uzbekistan As Poll Observer

In accordance with a new constitution, Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey is visiting Uzbekistan ahead of Sunday's presidential election.  

Anup Chandra Pandey
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Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey is visiting Uzbekistan to observe the presidential election scheduled to be held there on Sunday, ahead of time, under the framework of a new constitution.  
     
According to the Election Commission, Pandey is leading a  three-member delegation on the invitation of the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan.
     
Four candidates, including the incumbent President, are in the fray.
     
The election is being held under a new constitution adopted by Uzbekistan after a referendum held there in April this year and is being keenly watched by the international community, according to an EC statement.
     
Under Uzbek law, the president is elected for a seven-year term from a single nationwide constituency.
     
The election administration follows a three-tier structure comprising the Central Election Commission, 14 District Election Commissions, and 10,760 Precinct Election Commissions. Uzbekistan has an electorate of about 20 million.  
     
The Indian delegation visited the 7th and 14th District Election Commissions to obtain an overview of the electoral administration, procedures, and initiatives of the CEC of Uzbekistan.
     
Earlier, Pandey and the Chairman, of CEC of Uzbekistan, had held a meeting on electoral cooperation.
     
Pandey spoke about the recent conduct of elections in India and various avenues for further strengthening electoral ties between the two countries.

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