Uzbekistan to have early polls


MONITORING (SW) – Early presidential elections will be held in Uzbekistan, confirmed an official statement.

Shaukat Mirziyoyev, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, met representatives of the parliament, heads of political parties, judicial and executive officials and public activists about the results of a recently held referendum, said the statement. President of Uzbekistan detailed information about the nature of the new constitution that gives him additional powers.

In this meeting, Shaukat Mirziyayev stated that as per the authority given to him by Article 128 of the new constitution, he has
signed the order to hold early presidential elections in Uzbekistan.

According to this decree, based on Articles 110 and 128 of the Constitution and Article 66 of the Election Law of Uzbekistan,
The presidential election of the Republic of Uzbekistan is scheduled for July 9, 2023.

Regarding the necessity of making such a decision, the head of state noted that by his own will, three and a half years ahead of his end of tenure, he intends to hold elections.

According to the statement, the President of Uzbekistan also mentioned that the new constitution has new political, social and economic duties for the president. He stressed the parliament, government, ministers and governors ensure that the polls cannot be delayed.

The necessary preparations for holding the presidential elections have also started. According to the Central Election Commission, presidential election campaign began on May 10. All political parties in Uzbekistan have nominated their candidates for the presidential election. The current president is candidate for the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan.