Election to local self-government bodies wraps up in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Materials 8 July 2016 10:30 (UTC +04:00)

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, July 8

By Demir Azizov – Trend:

The election of chairpersons of citizens' assemblies and their advisers has wrapped up in Uzbekistan, the country’s ‘Mahalla’ Charity Public Fund told Trend July 8.

The election was held from May 5 to July 7 in accordance with the decree adopted in March by Uzbekistan’s Senate on holding elections.

In total, there were elected 9,764 chairpersons of citizens' assemblies and over 105,000 advisers. Over a half - 67 percent – of the candidates were elected as chairpersons for the first time.

Citizens' assembly is a self-government institution in Uzbekistan and it operates in settlements, auls (villages), as well as mahallas (neighborhoods) of cities, kishlaks (rural settlements) and auls.

Chairpersons of citizens' assemblies are elected for the term of two years and a half.