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Uzbekistan ready for Parliamentary Polls to be held on Dec 21 : CEC

cec-uzbekTashkent / Fergana Dec 20, 2014 Uzbekistan is ready to hold elections to the legislative chamber of the parliament (Oliy Majlis) Dec. 21.

135 constituencies, for an average of 154,000 voters in one district, have been created.

Around 9,035,000 polling stations have been created as well, with 44 of them being at Uzbekistan’s representative offices in foreign countries.

Precinct election commissions have made the complete lists of voters – a total of 20, 789,572 citizens. All the voters have been informed about the place and date of voting. The voters that are not able to be in the place of residence on the election day, have the right of early voting on Dec.11-19.

Today at the Press Briefing at Tashkent Capital of Uzbekistan, Chairman of the Central Election Commission, Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov informed that CEC has registered more than 300 observers from over 50 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, and America.

The preliminary results of the elections will be announced on Dec.22.

Earlier, four political parties of Uzbekistan were allowed to take part in the election.

These are the Uzbekistan Liberal Democratic Party, People’s Democratic Party, the Democratic Party Milly Tiklanish (National Revival), and the Social Democratic Party Adolat (Justice).

Each of them nominated 135 MP candidates in accordance with the number of electoral districts.

Uzbekistan’s bicameral parliament was created in 2005. Its legislative chamber permanently employs 150 MPs from four political parties and the Uzbek Ecological Movement. They were elected in Dec. 2009 for a five-year period.

The MPs from the Ecological Movement will be elected at a conference on Dec. 21.

The parliament’s upper house, known as the Senate, employs 100 MPs elected in equal numbers, i.e. six MPs from the Karakalpakstan Republic, regions and the city of Tashkent.

Aside from that, 16 members of the Senate are appointed by the Uzbek president from among the most distinguished citizens.

As a International Observer from the Media, travelled to Fergana region interacted with the Election Incharge of the region.

Election Incharge said all the preparation of holding the elections have been completed.

According to Mr. Mamajonov Ilkhom Komilovich, 60 % of the population participating in the presently held election are of the population have age less than 35.

Fergana region constitutes of around 3.4 millions of population out of which around 2.3 mn are registered voters and 339655 are new voters voting for the first time and around 70000 voters are of the age of 18. 947 polling stations have been prepared on eve of the polls.

Election Chief of the Fergana region also told that special arrangements have been done at the polling stations for the women having children. Till the time the voting is done by the women the children will be taken care by the special staff of baby sitters.

Arrangements have also been done for disabled and blind persons, he added.

Fergana region electes 15 Member of Parliament out of the total strength of 150 out of which 15 are from Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan.

60 Representatives are elected for regional council from Fergana regions from among 240 candidates from 4 political parties.

565 candidates will be selected from 2100 candidates for city and district councils from the Fergana region.