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Elections to the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Elections to the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan
January 08
10:55 2015

The session of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan, chaired by Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov took place on January 5.

In accordance with articles 11 and 48 of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On elections to the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan” the session discussed the results of the elections to the Legislative chamber of the Parliament with regard to the re-voting in 22 constituencies.

Based on the submitted to the CEC of protocols of district election commissions on the results of the second vote, 22 deputies were registered. Thus, elections in all 135 electoral districts completed.

During the session also discussed other issues related to the powers of the CEC.

On the same day in the national press center on the coverage of the elections of 2014 was held a briefing for representatives of Russian and foreign mass media on the results of elections to the Legislative chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

During the briefing, the Chairman of the CEC M Abdusalomov stressed that the elections are conducted in full compliance with the national electoral legislation, enshrined in democratic principles of openness, transparency and alternative.

This was facilitated by the consistent implementation of legal measures under the Programme of measures on preparation and holding the elections to the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, regional, district and city Kengashes of people’s deputies in 2014. Specific legislation regulations are mandatory and equal for all.

In accordance with national legislation, political parties and nominated candidates were given equal rights and opportunities in the election campaign, meetings with voters, bringing to them the provisions of their election programs to use for the campaign media.

For one deputy mandate in 127 constituencies fought 4 candidates, in 8 constituencies – 3 candidates. In the whole country the voter list included the names of the 20 million 789 572 thousand citizens, of which in the vote attended 18 495 million 245 thousand, which is 88,94% of the total number included in the voter list.

According to the electoral law, a second vote was held in each of the 22 districts of the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes on the main results of the elections. Of the 3 million 434 thousand 345 included in the lists of voters in these districts, the revote was attended 2 million 642 63 thousand citizens, which is 76.9% included in the voter list.

Repeat voting is conducted in a transparent manner in compliance with all provisions of national electoral legislation on the basis of internationally recognized standards. In the respective districts candidates were able to campaign and to use the media in the manner prescribed by the CEC. The revote was attended by more than 5700 observers and authorized representatives of political parties.

The Chairman of the Central election Commission informed the participants of the briefing that in general the results of the elections of deputies of the Legislative chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan elected 150 MPs, including: 52 MP from the Movement of entrepreneurs and businessmen – liberal democratic party of Uzbekistan, 36 – Democratic party of Uzbekistan “Milliy Tiklanish”, 27 – the people’s democratic party of Uzbekistan, 20 from the Social-democratic party of Uzbekistan “Adolat”. 15 deputies are representatives of the Ecological movement of Uzbekistan. Of the 150 elected members 24 or 16 percent are women.

Among the 150 elected deputies of the lower house of the Parliament 40 people or 27 percent were deputies of the Legislative chamber. This testifies not only of the fact that the elected members have gained the confidence of their constituents, but also about the possibility of more efficient use of their life experience and practical skills of law-making in the professional activities of the Legislative chamber of the Parliament.

Transparency, openness of the electoral process contributed to the work of the media, local and foreign observers. The elections were attended by more than 550, and over 120 local and foreign media, including 180 online publications. In tote published more than 9 thousand materials associated with the course of preparation and conduct of elections.

The election monitoring was carried out by over 340 observers from five international organizations – the OSCE/ ODIHR, CIS, SCO, VAIO and the OIC, as well as from 52 countries and more than 70 thousands of observers and authorized representatives of political parties that nominated candidates.

The democratic nature of the elections, observance during this process the current legislation was provided by a clear, coordinated work of election commissions at all levels, which was based on the principles of independence, legality, collegiality, transparency and fairness.

In the elections to the Legislative chamber of the Parliament of the country, the people of Uzbekistan once again demonstrated commitment to the chosen path of building a democratic state and strong civil society, further deepening reforms in all spheres of public and political life.

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