PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS 2016
September 28, 2016
Political parties continue to collect signatures
On September 9, 2016 Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan officially announced the beginning of the election campaign for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. In accordance with the amendments made to the Law \"On elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan\" on December 29, 2015, the number of signatures that signature lists submitted by one or another political party must contain has been reduced from 5 per cent to 1 per cent of all voters of the Republic of Uzbekistan. That is 214 350 voters.
These days, all the political parties of our country - Democratic Party of Uzbekistan \"Milly Tiklanish\", Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, People\'s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan and Social-Democratic Party of Uzbekistan \"Adolat\" – have been collecting voters\' signatures.
- After Central Election Commission gave signature sheets, process of collecting signatures began in the organizations of the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan \"Milly Tiklanish\", - head of the apparatus of the executive committee of the central council of Democratic Party of Uzbekistan \"Milly Tiklanish\", D. Rashidov said. - Currently, this process has entered an active phase. Voters are being explained how to fill in signature lists. In accordance with the law, collection of signatures is carried out at the place of work, service, study, residence, at campaign events, as well as in other places, where agitation and collection of signatures is not prohibited by law.
- Collection of signatures is carried out in an organized way, - deputy chairman of the executive committee of the political council of the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, B. Yakubov added. - The central authorities of the party were given precise instructions on qualitative signature collection and monitoring of correct sheets filling. Serious attention is paid to efficient use of capacities of regional, city and district council of the party, primary Party organizations.
- Collection of signatures in support of candidate for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the People\'s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan is carried out with assistance of regional, district, city and primary party organizations as well as \"Faol Ayollar\" women\'s wing activists and \"Istiqbol\" youth wing, - deputy head of the central election headquarters of the People\'s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan B. Yusupov noted. - In the course of collecting signatures our activists while talking to voters explain them importance of the presidential elections for further development of the country and the future of our nation. In order to collect the required number of signatures in support of our candidate we pay great attention to acquaint the public with program goals and objectives, activities of our party.
- Elections in our country are organized in accordance with the Constitution and the electoral legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan, international democratic norms and rules, openly and transparently, - says head of department of the central office of Political Council of the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan \"Adolat\", F.Eshonkulov. - From the date of issuance of signature lists by the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan, our party has planned arrangements for collection of signatures at a high organizational level. The election headquarters of our party, formed in all regions, attract widely primary organizations and representatives of the parliamentary groups in the field to this process.
It should be noted that after the completion of signature collection, signature lists will be presented to the Central Election Commission, which will verify the correctness of their filling.