The Central Election Commission made the decision on admission to participate in the elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan of Milly Tiklanish (National Revival) Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businesspeople – the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan and Adolat (Justice) Social Democratic Party

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On September 23, the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan has convened for a meeting led by the chairman of the CEC Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov.

The meeting was attended by representatives of political parties, members of mass media.

In accordance with Article 241 of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan" and Article 5 of the Law "On the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan", the Central Election Commission, after examining the applications and other documents of political parties submitted to participate in the presidential elections 2016, made the decision on admission to participate in the elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan of Milly Tiklanish (National Revival) Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businesspeople – the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan and Adolat (Justice) Social Democratic Party.

The registration certificates and supporter signature sheets of due form were issued by the CEC for the authorized representatives of political parties.

The meeting participants also discussed the formation of district commissions on elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and approval of their person-by-person composition.

Members of the Commission also considered other issues related to the preparations and holding of elections.

On all discussed issues appropriate resolutions were adopted.

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On the same day, the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan organized a briefing for representatives of national and foreign mass media to narrate the course of the election campaign for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The chairman of the CEC Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov noted that the activities of the Central Election Commission are carried out in strict accordance with the legislation requirements and program of the major activities on preparations and holding of the elections.

The election campaign is spinning up, and the political parties participating in the elections have been determined. Political parties have the right to collect signatures of voters in support of the candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the place of work, service, study, residence, at campaign events.

According to the amendments introduced to the Law "On elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan" on December 29, 2015, the number of signatures that the supporter sheets should contain and to be submitted by political parties was reduced from 5 percent to 1 percent of the total number of voters in the Republic of Uzbekistan. It amounts to 214,350 signatures.

Voters’ signatures should represent at least 8 administrative-territorial entities. At the same time, in one administrative-territorial entity, a political party may collect no more than eight percent of signatures from the total number of voters.

Journalists were informed about the formation of district election commissions on elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Among the members of district election commissions 56.6% are representatives of wider public who have practical experience in the preparations and holding of elections. 36.8% are women, 12 of them are represented in the leadership of election commissions.

It was noted that the entire election campaign is based on the principles of transparency and openness. For this purpose, bilateral agreements between the Central Election Commission and the National TV and Radio Company of Uzbekistan, information agencies UzA, Jahon (World), Uzreport, as well as the National Association of Electronic Mass Media.

The Republican Press Center has been set up to coordinate the coverage of presidential elections. The Central Election Commission has accredited about 400 foreign and national media representatives.

At the same time, the Central Election Commission has sent invitations to prominent international organizations such the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Association of World Election Bodies to participate in elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan as observers.

(Source: Republican Press Center on Covering the Elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

Candidates for membership of district election commissions recommended

On 20-21 September 2016, sessions of Jokargy Kenes, provincial and Tashkent city Kegnashes (councils) of people’s deputies took place in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regions and the city of Tashkent to discuss candidates for the membership of district election commissions on elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In accordance with the Law "On elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan" and the Program of major main on preparations and holding of the elections, constituencies are formed for elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan within the boundaries of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regions and Tashkent city.

The list of electoral districts with an indication of the number of voters and locations of district election commissions are being published in print media.

Organization and conduct of presidential elections are provided by the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan, district and precinct election commissions.

The district election commissions are formed by the Central Election Commission no later than seventy days before the elections, consisting of a chairperson, a deputy, a secretary and at least 6-8 members.

Members of the district election commissions from among eminent members of the wider public shall be approved by the Central Election Commission on recommendation of Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regional and Tashkent city Kengashes (councils) of people's deputies.

Following the discussions at the sessions of local representative bodies of government, people’s deputies adopted due decisions on the recommendation of nominees for membership of district election commissions.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

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