Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission of the KR Tuigunaaly Abdraimov met with International Aide of the UNDP Project for Elections Oscar Lenner on August 11, 2005.
The two discussed cooperation perspective of the UNDP “Support of democratic elections in the Kyrgyz Republic” Election Project, and approved a plan of joint activities for the nearest future.
The CEC Chairman told Mr. Lennon about activities planned by the CEC, including forming of a work group on drawing out of amendments and additions to the KR Election Code, with involvement of UNDP, OSCE experts and lawyers of Kyrgyztsan and Russia. Amendments to the Electioon Code are expected to be submitted for discussion of the Jogorku Kenesh after the Constitutional reforms.
Among primary tasks on improvement of election systems is creation of a training center for observers and members of constituencies.
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