PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS 2016
October 24, 2016
POLITICAL PARTIES SUBMIT DOCUMENTS TO REGISTER THEIR PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEES
Representatives of political parties participating in the elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on October 21, 2016, submitted necessary the documents for registration of their presidential nominees to the Central Election Commission .
The event was attended by members of the Central Election Commission, representatives of political parties and mass media.
In accordance with Article 24 of the Law on Elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, political parties are entitled to nominate candidates for the post of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. And it is made by the supreme bodies of political parties – the congresses and kurultais.
In accordance with the electoral law, an authorized representative of Milly Tiklanish Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, appealing to the CEC for registration of the candidate for the post of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, presented the required papers.
On the same day, the authorized representatives of the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan and the Adolat Social Democratic Party addressed the Central Election Commission for registration of their presidential nominees and provided the necessary documents.
In accordance with Article 242 of the Law on Elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the leader of the political party submits an application to the Central Election Commission with a request to register a candidate for the post of President of Uzbekistan. Attached to the application are the higher authority’s decision of a political party to nominate a candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, minutes of the meeting of the supreme body of the political party to nominate its candidate, the statement of the presidential candidate with his consent to run for President, voter signature lists in support of the nominated candidate.
The Central Election Commission within seven days checks and provides an opinion on the conformity of the submitted documents to the requirements of the election legislation.
Currently, expert groups are formed under the Central Election Commission, which included members of the CEC, representatives of social organizations and experts of the ministries of the interior and justice, to verify the correctness of filling in signature sheets.
(Source: Republican Press Center for Covering the Elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan)