Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Jan. 21 / Trend D. Azizov /
The first meeting of the newly elected Legislative Chamber of Uzbekistan's parliament (lower house of parliament) will be held on January 22, the press service of the Central Election Commission said.
The press-service reminded that under the Constitution and electoral legislation of the country, the first meeting of the new staff of the Legislative Chamber will be convened by the CEC. The agenda of the first meeting of the Chamber will include organizational issues.
It was reported that as a result of the elections held on December 27, 2009 and re-voting held on Jan. 10, 2010 about 150 MPs were elected from four political parties and Uzbek Ecological Movement in 39 constituencies.
About 53 MPs from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - the Liberal-Democratic party, 32 MPs - from the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, 31 MPs - from Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Milliy Tiklanish, 19 MPs - from Social-Democratic Party Adolat were elected as a result of the elections.
According to the electoral legislation, about 15 seats were given to MPs from the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan, elected at a conference of this public organization.
The bicameral parliament in Uzbekistan was formed in 2005. Over 100 MPs work in the upper house - the Senate but 120 MPs work in the Legislative Chamber.
MPs are elected for five years.