SERGEY LEBEDEV: "BASIC LAW OF UZBEKISTAN CLEARLY DEFINED LONG-TERM COURSE OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY"
- Basic Law of Uzbekistan clearly defined long-term course of development of the country, on the basis of the higher interests of the state and the people, for the sake of peace, security and prosperity.
Notable in this process is that Concept of further deepening democratic reforms and formation of civil society in the country opened a new stage in the development of Uzbekistan marked the logical continuation of the strategy of democratic reforms in the framework of the fundamental norms of the Constitution.
On the basis of legislative initiatives outlined in the Concept amended to ensure further development and implementation of the constitutional principle of separation of powers and responsibilities between its main actors - the president, parliament, government and courts. This has increased the role and importance of the Oliy Majlis in the government, and strengthened the possibility of the supreme legislative body of the country in the formation of domestic and foreign policy.
Introduced such important institutions as the nomination for the post of the Prime Minister's political party, which received the largest number of seats in the Legislative Chamber. The Constitution enshrines the right of Parliament to declare a vote of no confidence in the government, and more, which should ensure equal rights and balance in all branches of government.
Cardinal reforms on liberalizing the judicial and legal system have ensured the independence of the judiciary. As part of the implementation of the provisions of the Constitution on the right to life of every human being from January 1, 2008 the country abolished the death penalty.
Consistent implementation of provisions of the Constitution has a positive impact on the economic development of the country. It is remarkable that already in 2001, Uzbekistan was the first among the CIS countries exceeded the level of gross domestic product in 1991. Even in a crisis of 2008-2009, the GDP growth rate reached 8.9 percent.
Information about events in Uzbekistan, about the achievements of the republic can not but rejoice. Uzbekistan is making a major contribution to the development of the Commonwealth of Independent States. As head of the CIS observation mission at the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan this year, I have seen with my own eyes the positive changes in the country, once again convinced that the elections are conducted in full compliance with the electoral law.
The same conclusions arrived members of the CIS Observation Mission on the results of the last year before the parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan. Elections to the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis held on a multiparty basis. The right to nominate candidates for deputies were political parties.
CIS mission has also noted that the election was competitive, transparent, open and ensure the free expression of the will of citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as provided by the Constitution, the anniversary of which today celebrates Republic.
Taking this opportunity to sincerely congratulate the leadership of the republic, all the people of Uzbekistan on the national holiday - Constitution Day!
Jahon Information Agency, Minsk