Uzbek People’s Democratic Party to nominate its presidential candidate
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Jan. 16
By Demir Azizov - Trend:
The Plenum of the Central Council of the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (PDPU) adopted a resolution on convening the party's next congress.
Under the resolution the congress will discuss the presidential candidacy of Hatamzhon Ketmonov, who is the head of the PDPU faction in the legislative chamber of the lower house of the country's parliament known as the Oliy Majlis, the PDPU said in a message.
In the parliamentary election held in Uzbekistan in December 2014, Ketmonov was elected to the parliament's lower house, and during its first meeting, he was officially registered head of the PDPU parliamentary faction and was elected the vice-speaker.
Over 370,000 people are members of the PDPU, which was founded in 1991.
Earlier, the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, which was intending to nominate the current head of state, Islam Karimov, for president, announced about its participation in the election campaign.
Uzbekistan currently has four political parties - the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, the Democratic Party Milly Tiklanish (National Revival), the People's Democratic Party, and the Social Democratic Party Adolat (Justice).
Uzbekistan scheduled the presidential election for March 29, while the election campaign kicked off on Dec. 26, 2014.