The election campaign of presidential candidates in Uzbekistan began on September 20, 2021. This is stated in the decision of the Central Election Commission.
Volume and time of free airtime of the National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan and radio channels, volume and time of free airtime on local TV and radio channels, free space for local newspapers“New Uzbekistan”, “Pravda Vostoka”, “Khalk Suzi”, “Narodnoe Slovo”, “Ovozi Tojik” and “Nurly Jol” have been approved.
Candidates for the presidency of Uzbekistan shall appear in the mass media during the election campaign in the following order:
the first – the candidate for the presidency of Uzbekistan from the Ecological Party – Narzullo Oblomurodov;
the second – the candidate for the presidency of Uzbekistan from the People’s Democratic Party – Maksuda Vorisova;
the third – the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - the candidate for the presidency of Uzbekistan from the Liberal Democratic Party – Shavkat Mirziyoyev;
the fourth – the candidate for the presidency of Uzbekistan from the Milliy Tiklanish Democratic Party – Alisher Kadirov;
the fifth – the candidate for the presidency of Uzbekistan from the Adolat Social Democratic Party – Bakhrom Abdukhalimov.
The mass media shall create the necessary conditions for candidates to appear during the election campaign within the free airtime and space of the election campaign, observe the principle of equality of candidates in the coverage of election events in news programs and other information materials, broadcast free airtime and space. It was noted that the transmitted and published campaign materials should be marked as campaign materials.