ElectionGudie

Jan. 4, 2015 Held

2,642,063
Voted
Uzbekistan

Republic of Uzbekistan

Election for Qonunchilik palatasi (Uzbekistani Legislative Chamber)

Results

Cast Votes:2,642,063
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Democratic Party of Uzbekistan 8 None

The People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan 6 None

Justice Social Democratic Party 3 None

Uzbekistan Liberal Democratic Party 5 None

More Info:

Note: Number of votes and percentages are currently unavailable. 

At stake in this election:     

  • 22 (of 150) seats in Uzbekistan’s Legislative Chamber (Qonunchilik Palatasi)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Islom KARIMOV (since 24 March 1990)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Shavkat MIRZIYOYEV (since 11 December 2003)
  • Assembly: Uzbekistan has a bicameral Supreme Assembly (Oliy Majlis) consisting of the Senate with 100 seats and the Legislative Chamber (Qonunchilik Palatasi) with 150 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the President, “approved” by parliament.
  • 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.* The remaining 15 seats are reserved for the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan.

** 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.

Election Notes:

This was the second round of the election held on Sunday 21 December 2014 for the Legislative Chamber (Qonunchilik Palatasi).[i]

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan / O'zbekiston Ekologik Harakati
    • Leader: Boriy ALIXONOV
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Justice Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (Adolat)
    • Leader: Narimon UMAROV
    • Seats won in last election: 19
  • Party: Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan / O’zbekiston Liberal-Demokratik Partiyasi (LDPU) or (UzLiDeP)
    • Leader: Sodiqjob TURDIYEV
    • Seats won in last election: 53
  • Party: Milliy Tiklanish Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (National Revival)
    • Leader: Sarvar OTAMURATOV
    • Seats won in last election: 31
  • Party: People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan / Xalq Demokratik Partiyas (NDP) or (PDPU) *
    • Leader: Hotamjon KETMONOV
    • Seats won in last election: 32

*Formerly the Communist Party.

Last election:

  • The last election to the Legislative Chamber (Qonunchilik Palatasi) in Uzbekistan was held on 27 December 2009.[ii] Turnout was 87.76 percent and 15,108,100 of 17,215,700 people casted ballots.[iii] The Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (LDPU) won 53 seats and the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (NDP) won 32 seats.[iv] Results can be found here.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 28,929,716 (July 2014 est)[v]
  • Registered Voters: 17,215,700 (2010)[vi]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 14,533,168 (July 2014 est)[vii]
  • Is Uzbekistan a signatory to CEDAW: No.[viii]
  • Has Uzbekistan ratified CEDAW: Yes (19 July 1995)[ix]
  • Gender Quota:  Yes. Legislated Candidate Quotas for the Legislative Chamber (30%).[x]
  • Female Candidates in this election: N/A
  • Number of Female Legislators: 33 (22%) of 150 seats in the House of Assembly.[xi]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 116[xii]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (latest categorizations are from 2014)[xiii]

[i] http://en.trend.az/casia/uzbekistan/2335251.html

[ii] http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/460/

[iii] http://www.idea.int/vt/countryview.cfm?CountryCode=UZ

[iv] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/uz.html

[v] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/uz.html

[vi] http://www.idea.int/vt/countryview.cfm?CountryCode=UZ

[vii] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/uz.html

[viii] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-8&chapter=4&lang=en

[ix] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-8&chapter=4&lang=en

[x] http://www.quotaproject.org/uid/countryview.cfm?country=233

[xi] http://www.quotaproject.org/uid/countryview.cfm?country=233

[xii] http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/hdr/2014-human-development-report/

[xiii] http://genderindex.org/ranking