July 9, 2023 Held


Republic of Uzbekistan

Election for Uzbekistani Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:15,651,405
Valid Votes:15,533,516
Invalid Votes:117,889

Vote Share by Candidate:

Shavkat MIRZIYOYEV1,362,555


Robakhon MAKMHUDOVA693,634


Ulugbek INOYATOV629,116


Abdushukur KHAMZAYEV585,711

Election Results Modified: Aug 22, 2023

General Information

At Stake in this Election: 

  • The Presidency of Uzbekistan 

Government Structure:  

  • Chief of State: President Shavkat MIRZIYOYEV (since 8 September 2016) 

  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Abdulla ARIPOV (since 14 December 2016) 

  • Assembly: a bicameral Supreme Assembly (Олий Мажлис / Oliy Majlis) including a 100-seat Senate (Сенат / Senat) and a 150-seat Legislative Chamber (Қонунчилик палатаси / Qonunchilik Palatasi) 

Electoral System:  

  • The President is directly elected by absolute majority vote in up to two rounds. The President may serve up to two 7-year terms. 

  • The Prime Minister is nominated by the majority party in the Supreme Assembly and appointed by the President. 

  • Members of the Senate are indirectly elected by regional councils (84 members) or appointed by the president (16 members). All members serve 5-year terms. 

  • All 150 members of the Legislative Chamber are directly elected by absolute majority vote in single-seat constituencies. Members serve 5-year terms. 

Last Election: 

In 2021, presidential incumbent Shavkat Mirziyoyev (ULDP) was reelected with 80.31% of the vote. Voter turnout was 80%. 

New/Unique in this Election: 

On 30 April 2023, Uzbek citizens approved an extensive set of constitutional modifications. The new constitution will extend the presidential term from five to seven years and enable current President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to run for two more terms. Also, early voting will take place from 28 June to 5 July. 

Key Deadlines: 

  • Candidate registration deadline: 1 June 2023 

  • Voter registration deadline: 4 July 2023 (to request modifications to the registry) 

  • Uzbekistan uses passive, residence-based voter registration 

Main Candidates in this Election: 

  • Shavkat MIRZIYOYEV 

  • Party: Liberal Democratic Party 

  • Ulugbek INOYATOV 

  • Party: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) 

  • Robakhon MAKMHUDOVA 

  • Party: Social-Democratic “Adolat” Party 

  • Abdushukur KHAMZAYEV 

  • Party: Ecological Party 

Population and Registered Voters: 

Gender Data: 

  • Female Population: 15,759,214 (2023 est.) 

  • CEDAW Status: Ratified (by accession) 19 July 1995 

  • Gender Quota:  For each political party, at least 30% of their candidates should be women. 

  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes 

  • Number of Female Legislators (pre-election): 47 out of 140 (33.57%) in the Legislative Chamber and 22 out of 90 (24.44%) in the Senate 

Disability Data: 

  • CRPD Status: Signed 27 February 2009, Ratified 28 June 2021 

IFES Resources: 

  • Does IFES have a presence in Uzbekistan: Yes, country office 

  • Election Snapshot: Yes

  • Election Access: Yes 

  • Election Judgements: Yes, 6 resources 

Election Modified: Aug 22, 2023

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