ElectionGudie

Jan. 20, 2010 Held

17,215,700
Registered to Vote
Uzbekistan

Republic of Uzbekistan

Election for Senat (Uzbekistani Senate)

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 100 seats in the Senate

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 135 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 7-year term.
  • 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 120 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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 27,606,007 (July 2009 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 17,215,700 ( 2009 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 14,098,750 (2009)

·         Is Uzbekistan a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Uzbekistan ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (19 July 1995)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 33 (Legislative Chamber); 15 (Senate)

·         Human Development Index Position: 114 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Uzbekistan a signatory to CRPD: Yes (27 February 2009)

·         Has Uzbekistan ratified CRPD: No

·         Population with a disability: 4,140,901 (est.)