Preliminary results of parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan announced
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Dec.22
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
The preliminary results of the elections to the Legislative Chamber of Uzbekistan's Oliy Majlis held on Dec.21 have been announced.
The chairman of the Central Election Commission Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov said at a briefing on Dec.22 that 113 MPs from four political parties have been elected.
He said 47 MPs were elected from the Liberal Democratic Party, 21 - People's Democratic Party, 28 - Democratic Party Milly Tiklanish (National Revival) and 17 MPs from the Social Democratic Party Adolat (Justice).
A total of 18.4 million Uzbek citizens took part in the elections which accounted for 89 percent of the total number of voters.
Repeated elections will be held in 22 constituencies where none of the candidates has gathered the required number of votes (33.3 percent) in accordance with the country's law, said Abdusalomov.
During the conference of Uzbekistan's Ecological Movement, 15 MPs - one from each province and the Central Council of the movement - were elected with secret ballots.
Democratic Party Milly Tiklanish, created in 1995, brings together almost 180,000 members. The party got 31 seats in the lower house of Uzbek parliament during the 2009 elections.
The Liberal Democratic Party, founded in 2003, has around 230,000 members. It got 53 out of 135 seats in the lower house of Uzbek parliament in 2009 elections.
People's Democratic Party, created in 1991, brings together about 370,000 members. The party got 32 seats in the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis in 2009 elections.
The Social Democratic Party Adolat (Justice) currently brings together 102,200 members. During the 2009 elections, the party got 19 seats in the lower house of the country's parliament.