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Law of Republic of Uzbekistan “On the Introduction of amendments and supplements to certain legislative acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan”

IV. To the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated 28 December 1993 “On elections to the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan” in edition of the Law dated 29 August 2003 (Bulletin of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, 2003, No.9-10, p.132):

1. part one of the article 20 after words “to take part in the elections” shall be added with words “or in registration of candidate to deputies nominated by initiative group of voters”;

2. in article 22 part four shall be added with following content:

The number of women should make up not less than 30% from the total number of candidates to deputies nominated by political party

part four shall be considered as part five;

3. in part one of article 23 words “not less than one hundred” shall be replaced with words “not less than three hundred”

4. supplement the Law with article 23 with following content:

Article 23. Verification by election commissions of the accuracy of completion of voter lists

Accuracy of completion of voter lists presented by political parties shall be verified by the Central Election Commission represented by the initiative group of voters – district election commissions.

Election commissions may apply to experts of law enforcement bodies, judicial authorities, as well as population registration institutions for verification of the accuracy of completion of voter lists. Their conclusion may serve as a ground for the Central Election Commission to recognize signatures in voter lists as forged.

The order of verification of the accuracy of completion of voter lists shall be determined by the Central Election Commission”.

XIII. To the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated 30 April 1998 “On Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan” (Bulletin of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, 1998, No.5-6, p.95; 1999, No.1, p.20, No.9, p.206, No.5-6, p. 153):

1. in part one of article 1 words “deputies of Oliy Majlis” shall be replaced with words “to the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan”;

2. in article 3:

“Members of the Central Election Commission are elected by the Legislative Chamber and Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the recommendation of the Joqargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regional and Tashkent city Councils of people’s deputies;

3. in article 4:

4. Article 5 shall be set out in the following edition:

Article 5. Authorities of the Central Election Commission

Central Election Commission:

5) paragraphs six and seven of part one of article 6 shall be replaced with paragraphs six, seven and eight of the following content:

6) in article 8 of the text, words in Uzbek language “bayonnoma”, “bayon”, “bayonga” shall be replaced accordingly with words “bayonnomasi”, “bayonnoma”, “bayonnomaga”.

7) in articles 10 and 11 words “public associations” shall be replaced with “nongovernmental noncommercial organizations”.