NEWS AND EVENTS
December 27, 2004
BICAMERAL PARLIAMENT NEW STEP TO DEMOCRACY ? KARIMOV
Creation of bicameral parliament in Uzbekistan is a new step to democratic development of society in Uzbekistan, the president of the country said on Sunday.
?This opinion was expressed by many foreign observers,? Islam Karimov said.
Some 12.19 million people or 85.1% of 14.32 million registered voters cast their ballots at parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan.
489 contenders of 517 registers candidates competed for 120 seats in the Legislative House of the Oliy Majlis.
227 international observers monitored the elections.