Law on the Introduction of Amendments and Supplements to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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:

  • part one after words “by Oliy Majlis” to be added with words “of the Republic of Uzbekistan”;
  • part two shall be set out in the following edition:

“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;

  • in part five words “on the decision of the Oliy Majlis” shall be replaced with words “by  the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.

3. in article 4:

  • in part two words “candidate to deputies of the Oliy Majlis” shall be replaced with words “candidate to deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, candidate to deputies of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan”;
  • paragraph one of part three after words “by the Oliy Majlis” shall be added with words “of the Republic of Uzbekistan”;
  • second sentence of paragraph five of part three shall be excluded;

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

Article 5. Authorities of the Central Election Commission

Central Election Commission:

    - heads the system of election commissions and commissions for holding referendums, which are formed for holding the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, to the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan and referendum of the Republic of Uzbekistan, controls execution on the whole territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan of laws on elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, to the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan and referendum of the Republic of Uzbekistan, ensures their similar implementation;

    - announces start of the election campaign on elections to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, regional, district, city Councils of people’s deputies;

    - carries out methodical provision of the activity of the election commissions and commissions for holding referendum, within the limits of its authority adopts resolutions, publishes instructions and approves regulations and gives explanations on issues of organization of elections and referendum;

    - forms elections districts, referendum districts, gives  them names and numbers, publishes lists of districts with indication of their borders, numbers of voters with the right to participate in the referendum;

    - solves issues of attachment to related districts of election stations and referendum stations formed at representations of the Republic of Uzbekistan in foreign states;

    - forms district election commissions and district commissions for holding referendum and publishes information on the place of their location;

    - identifies the order of introduction of changes in the structure of the election commissions and commissions for holding referendum;

    - independently or on the proposal of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Uzbekistan cancels decisions of district election commissions and commissions for holding referendum in cases when these decisions contradict the laws on elections and referendum;

    - issues mandates to observers of foreign states, international organizations on elections and referendum;

    - develops and approves the budget of expenses for preparation and holding elections and referendum, distributes funds among election commissions and commissions for holding referendum, establishes the order of their use, controls provision of election commissions and commissions for holding referendum with buildings, transport and means of communication, considers other issues of material-technical provision of elections and referendum;

    - establishes the example of mandate for observers from political parties, initiative groups of voters, representatives of the press, TV, radio, observers from other states, international organization and movements;

    - based on provided documents, adopts decisions on allowing political parties to participate in the elections;

    - adopts corresponding documents from political parties and representatives of the organs of state authority proposing candidates to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as political parties and initiative groups of voters proposing candidates to the deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

    - registers candidates to President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and candidates to the deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, organizes publication of lists of registered deputies and information on them in the press;

    - ensures equal rights of participation in the elections for candidates to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and candidates to deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

    - establishes examples and forms of election bulletins on election to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and candidates to deputies of the Legislative Chamber and members of Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, bulletin for voting on the referendum, lists of voters and citizens with the right to participate in the referendum, signatory lists, protocols of elections commissions, commissions for holding referendum and other documents, examples of boxes for voting and stamps of election commissions, commissions for holding referendum, defines the order of storage of documents;

    - listens to information of representatives of election commissions, commissions for holding referendum, political parties, ministries, state committees and departments, organs of state authority on places, other state organs and nongovernmental noncommercial organizations on issues related to preparation and holding elections, referendum;

    - sums up results of elections and referendum, establishes results of voting on the whole of the Republic of Uzbekistan and publishes in the press information on the number of voters and citizens having the right to participate in the referendum, those who participated in voting, the number of “yes” votes and “no” votes for each candidates, the number of “yes” votes and “no” votes for referendum question;

    - in cases envisaged by the legislation organizes conduction of second voting, second elections and elections instead of exiting deputies of the Legislative Chamber or members of Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

    - registers elected deputies of the Legislative Chamber or members of Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as publishes their lists in the press;

    - after the elections, calls up the first session of the Legislative Chamber, the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as established by the legislation;

    - hands over to the elected person certificate about elections as the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

    - issues to the deputy of the Legislative Chamber and member of Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republics of Uzbekistan certificate and badge accordingly of the deputy of Legislative Chamber and member of Senate;

    - considers applications and complaints on decisions and actions of election commissions and commissions for holding referendum of the Republic of Uzbekistan and adopts decisions on them;

    - hands over to organs of Prosecutor’s Office on violations of laws on elections and referendum of the Republic of Uzbekistan which can lead to criminal responsibility;

    - ensures handing over of documents related to organization, holding elections and referendum to the archive;

    - approves the Regulations of the Central Election Commission;

    - carries out other actions in accordance with legislative acts”;

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

    “- informs chambers of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the results of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, to Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as referendum;

    - opens respectively first session of the Legislative Chamber and Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan and chairs it until election of the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber and Chairman of the Senate;

    - carries out other actions envisaged by the present Law and other legislative acts”;

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”.