October 21, 2014
Election Campaign Gains Momentum
During a press conference on 2014 election coverage at the National Press Center domestic and foreign journalists have been informed about formation of constituencies and district election commissions, political parties` admission to participation in the parliamentary elections.

M. Abdusalomov, the Central Election Commission (CEC) chairman, noted that the elections to the Legislative Chamber of the Parliament would hold by one hundred and thirty-five territorial single-member constituencies on a multiparty basis. The CEC, considering proposals of public authorities in the field, took a decision to establish constituencies for elections to the Lower House of Parliament. List of electoral districts with their names, serial numbers, borders, and number of voters was published in print.

The CEC made a decision on the establishment of district election commissions for the elections to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis. It was noted that, in accordance with the legislation, the district election commission would be composed of the CEC chairperson, deputy chairperson, secretary and at least six other members of the commission.

It is very important that district election commissions` personnel include respected members of the public. Lists of members of district commissions with addresses and telephone numbers of commissions would be published in the press.

The press conference participants were informed that the political parties to participate in the parliamentary elections had have submitted to the Central Election Commission such necessary documents, an application endorsed by their leadership, registration certificate from the Ministry of Justice that the party was registered not later than four months before the announcement of the beginning of the campaign, and the subscription lists of voters in support of its participation in the elections to the parliament.

Each party had to collect at least 40 voter signatures in support of its participation in the elections. The number of signatures collected in one of the administrative-territorial unit of the country should not exceed 8% of the required amount.

A working group for verification of the political parties represented signature sheets correctness was organized. Public representatives, experts of interior affairs and justice bodies, as well as agencies maintaining records of the population composed the group. Delegates from each political party took part in the signature sheets` verification process. This institute is designed to provide even greater transparency and democratic electoral process.

Submitted materials` inspection indicates that the collection of signatures in support of political parties was done in full compliance with the requirements of the electoral law.

In this regard, the Central Election Commission adopted a resolution on presupposition of the Adolat Social-Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Business People - the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, the Milliy Tiklanish Democratic Party of Uzbekistan and the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan to participate in the parliamentary elections.

Also a decision of the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan to participate in the election to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis was taken into consideration.

At the press conference representatives of domestic and foreign media received detailed answers to their questions.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


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