The Legislative Chamber has passed the law amending the Constitution and the Electoral Code. One of the changes involves moving Election Day from December to October. If the Senate also approves the bill and the President signs it, the 2021 presidential election will be held on October 24.
At a meeting on January 29, deputies of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis adopted a law to change the date of the presidential election and make other additions.
“Deputies of the Legislative Chamber have adopted a law to change the date of the presidential election and make other additions. In particular, during the election campaign, political parties will not open accounts in the Treasury for funds allocated from the state budget,” Yuksalish – LIVE reports.
The document will be sent to the Senate.
Earlier, it was reported that the presidential election in Uzbekistan could be held on the last Sunday of October. The issue was discussed at a meeting of factions of political parties in the lower house, which said that if the new order is adopted, the 2021 presidential election will fall on October 24.
The Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis later commented on changing Election Day. In accordance with the current legislation, presidential elections, elections to the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis and local representative bodies should be held on the last Sunday of December in the year of expiration of their constitutional term, respectively. Reportedly, this leads to delays in post-election political activities, including the adoption of the State Program and other reforms, so the bill proposes to hold elections on the last Sunday of October.