Dec. 22, 2019 Confirmed


Republic of Uzbekistan

Election for Qonunchilik palatasi (Uzbekistani Legislative Chamber)

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At Stake in this Election:       

  • All 150 seats in Uzbekistan’s Legislative Chamber (Qonunchilik Palatasi

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Shavkat MIRZIYOYEV (since 17 May 2018)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Abdulla NigÊ»matovich ORIPOV (since 14 December 2016)
  • Assembly: Uzbekistan has a bicameral Supreme Assembly (Oliy Majlis) consisting of the Senate (Senat) with 100 seats and the Legislative Chamber (Qonunchilik Palatasi) with 150 seats.

Electoral System:

  • The President is elected by a 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, all 150 seats 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 this Election:                      

  • Milliy Tiklanish Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (National Revival)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last election: 36
  • Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan / O’zbekiston Liberal-Demokratik Partiyasi (LDPU) or (UzLiDeP)
    • Leader: Abdulla ARIPOV
    • Seats won in last election: 52
  • People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan / Xalq Demokratik Partiyas (NDP) or (PDPU) *
    • Leader: Hotamzhon KETMONOV
    • Seats won in last election: 27
  • Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan / O'zbekiston Ekologik Harakati (EMU)
    • Leader: Boriy ALIKHANOV
    • Seats won in last election: 15
  • Justice Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (Adolat)
    • Leader: Narimon UMAROV
    • Seats won in last election: 20

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 31,982,000 (2019 est.)[1]
  • Registered Voters: 20,789,572 (2014)[2]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 16,532,000 (2019 est.)[3]
  • Is Uzbekistan a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Uzbekistan ratified CEDAW: Yes (19 July 1995)[4]
  • Gender Quota: Yes[5]
  • Female Candidates in this election:
  • Number of Female Legislators: 24 (16%)[6]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 105[7]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

  • Is Uzbekistan a signatory to CRPD: Yes (27 February 2009)[8]
  • Has Uzbekistan ratified CRPD: No
  • Estimated population with a disability: 4,379,991[9]