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NEWS AND EVENTS
November 23, 2004
ELECTIONS: REGISTRATION OF DEPUTY CANDIDATES ENDS
Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan completed registration of candidates for deputies to the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis on 20 November.

Representatives of five parties and initiative groups of voters will participate in the elections scheduled for 26 December 2004.

The Election Commission registered 119 candidates (of 120 nominated) running from the Liberal-Democratic Party, 118 (120) from People?s Democratic Party, 89 (89) from Fidokorlar national democratic party, 61 (62) from Milliy Tiklanish democratic party and 74 (76) from Adolat socio-democratic party of Uzbekistan.

86 papers were received by the commission from 150 registered initiative groups of voters, nearly half of which failed to gather the required 8% of voters? signatures.

Papers of 22 voters? groups were returned on the request of corresponding district election commissions, and 8 initiative groups were rejected registration of their candidates due to detection of similar signatures in the voters? list.

56 candidates nominated by voters? initiative groups were registered by the commission.

In all, 517 contenders (of 531 applicants) were registered by the Election Commission. Thus, in each district, 4 to 5 contenders on the average will compete. 14 people (2.6%) did not pass the registration.

Information on registered candidates, with listings of their full names, dates of birth, party affiliation, as well as office and home addresses will be published in the local press, as required by the legislation.


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