Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Nov. 2
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
The congress of the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen of the Liberal-Democratic Party (UzLiDeP) was held in Tashkent on Oct. 31. An electoral platform was approved and the candidates for deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis (lower house of the parliament) were nominated, the party said.
The congress was attended by 235 delegates from all regions of Uzbekistan. The congress summed up the activity during 2009 - 2014. A new version of the party's charter and the electoral platform were considered.
The chairman of the UzLiDeP executive committee of the political council Sodiqjon Turdiyev said that the party gained 53 of 135 seats in the Legislative Chamber during the election in 2009.
He stressed that the party will compete only for victory in the upcoming election and will try to get a majority in the lower house of the parliament.
"During the electoral campaign, UzLiDeP will pay particular attention to the further strengthening of industrial cooperation between large industrial enterprises and small businesses, creating more favorable conditions for the development of the farmers' movement," he said.
The accelerated development of small business and private entrepreneurship, primarily, in the industrial sectors, creating a favorable business sphere to realize the personal initiatives will remain a priority of UzLiDeP's activity.
Uzbekistan will hold the parliamentary election, as well as the regional, district and city council elections on Dec. 21, 2014.
The Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen of the Liberal-Democratic Party, the Democratic Party Milly Tiklanish, People's Democratic Party, the Social Democratic Party Adolat will take part in the parliamentary election.
Each party was required to gather at least 40,000 signatures of voters supporting its participation in the election.
Uzbekistan's bicameral parliament was created in 2005. The legislative chamber permanently employs 150 MPs elected in Dec. 2009 from four political parties and the Uzbek Ecological Movement. They were elected for a five-year period.
The parliament's upper house, referred to as the Senate, employs 100 MPs elected in equal numbers, i.e. six people from the Karakalpakstan Republic, regions and the city of Tashkent.
Aside from that, 16 members of the Senate are appointed by the president of Uzbekistan from among the most distinguished citizens.