Uzbekistan

Parliamentary election to be held on 21st December


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A parliamentary election will be held in Uzbekistan on 21st December with a second round in January 2015. Provincial and district elections will take place on the same day.

The lower house of the Supreme Assembly (Oliy Majlis) known as the Legislative Chamber has 150 seats of which 135 members are elected by popular vote to serve five year terms, while 15 seats are reserved for the new Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan.

There are no opposition parties as such in Uzbekistan. There are four official parties which have the approval of President Islam Karimov; they are the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (OXDP or PDPU), the Uzbekistan Liberal Democratic Party (UzLiDeP), the Justice Social Democratic Party (Adolat), and the Uzbekistan National Revival Democratic Party (Millij Tiklanish).

The official notice of the election as posted on the Central Election Commission website is as follows:

“Parliamentary election campaign launches in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan’s Central Election Commission announced the launch of the parliamentary election campaign on Sept. 11.

On Sept. 11, the CEC Chairman Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov said the CEC adopted a resolution to start a campaign Sept. 15 for election of MPs to the legislative chamber of the parliament’s lower house, known as Oliy Majlis, as well as regional, district and city councils.

Uzbekistan will hold the parliamentary election on Dec. 21 in accordance with the country’s constitution. Uzbek population is 31 million people, and over 20 million of these are potential voters.

Abdusalomov said the lists of 135 constituencies with their borders and the number of voters will be published Oct. 7 in line with the electoral law.

Prior to Oct. 12, the CEC will approve the personal composition of the district election commissions.

To participate in the parliamentary election, the country’s political parties will present relevant documents to the CEC prior to Oct. 12.

The nomination of MP candidates will start Oct. 17, and their registration will end on Nov. 16. Under the law, the election campaign begins from the date of registration of candidates and ends on Dec. 19.”

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