PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS 2016
January 19, 2015
UzLiDeP nominates its candidates to post of President, PM
Political Council of the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (UzLiDeP) held a session on 15 January 2015.
The session considered participation of the party in elections to the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan and regional, district and city Councils of People’s Deputies.
It was noted that UzLiDeP won 52 seats in lower house of parliament, 305 seats (38%) in regional Council of People’s Deputies, 1,805 seats (35%) in district (city) Councils. The party formed its faction at Legislative Chamber and MPs Groups at the Councils. The party discussed implementation of pre-election campaign of the party.
The session also discussed participation of UzLiDeP at presidential elections on 29 March 2015. The participants considered nomination of candidate to the post of the President of Uzbekistan. Incumbent President Islam Karimov was nominated as candidate to the post of the President of Uzbekistan from UzLiDeP.
It was noted that Uzbekistan achieved significant growth under the President of Uzbekistan and the party believes that started reforms should be continued. The party adopted decision to nominate Islam Karimov as a candidate to the post of the President.
UzLiDeP also adopted to hold a session of the party on 6 February 2015 to consider issues related to presidential elections. The Political Council of UzLiDeP adopted decision to submit necessary documents to the Central Election Commission to participate in presidential elections.
In line with article 98 of the Constitution of Uzbekistan, the party, which won the most seats in Legislative Chamber, can nominate the candidacy of Prime Minister. UzLiDeP received such right to implement this article for the first time.
The session adopted decision to recommend to the President of Uzbekistan a candidacy of incumbent Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyayev to the post of Prime Minister.