A Korea-Uzbekistan seminar was held at the President Hotel in Seoul on Oct. 7, 2014 on the theme of Political Modernization and Development of the Electoral System in Uzbekistan.
Some 50 professors, electoral system experts and media representatives of the two countries attended the seminar, and discussed the electoral system of the two countries with emphasis on eliminating whatever room for improvement might have existed in the two countries as well as shedding light on the strong points of the systems of the two countries.
Among the key discussants were Dr. Gulchekhra Malikova (representative of the Academy of State Governance under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan); Professors Baek Hwan-ki (Parliamentary Training Office of the National Assembly), Yoon Jong-bin (Myongji University, Political Science) and Lee Yong-sup (Korean Civic Education Institute for Democracy); and Deputy Diretor-General Lee Hyun-chool of National Assembly Research Service.
Charge d'Affaires Bakhtier A. Ibragimov of Uzbekistan in Seoul made an introductory speech of the seminar and this was followed by publication of papers by the speakers from the Korean side and from Uzbekistan.
The Korean speakers introduced the election system in Korea and how the elections have evolved over the years with ups and downs throughout the past 66 years since 1948 when the First Republic of Korea was formed based on the result of general elections held under the supervision of the United Nations Election Observation Commission sent to Korea to inspect the elections.
Dr. Malikov spoke on the development of the elective legislation of Uzbekistan.
She introduced the elections held in Uzbekistan, presenting examples on how they have made improvement through different stages, including setting up of election booths even inside the prison.
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