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Uzbekistan

Republic of Uzbekistan

28,661,637 4

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

17,215,700 89.18%

Registered Voters (as of Jan. 1, 2009)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
Legislative Chamber Lower House
Senate Upper House
President President Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Islam KARIMOV
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Shavkat MIRZIYOYEV
  • Assembly: Uzbekistan has a bicameral Supreme Assembly (Oliy Majlis) consisting of the Senate with 100 seats and the Legislative Chamber with 150 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
  • In the Senate, 84 members are elected by regional governing councils to serve 5-year terms and 16 members are appointed by the president. In the Legislative Chamber 135 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.**

** At least 33% of the electorate must turnout in each constituency for the election in that constituency to be a valid. If this does not happen a run off between the top two candidates is held. This also happens if no candidate receives an absolute majority in the first round. The Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan elects its legislators through a party congress held at the same time as the general election.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 2000-01-09 - - -
President 2007-12-23 14,765,444 16,297,400 90.6%
Legislative Chamber 2009-12-27 15,108,950 17,215,700 87.76%
Senate 2009-12-27 - 17,215,700 -

Voter Turnout