Supreme Assembly (Uzbekistan)

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The Supreme Assembly (Uzbek: Oliy Majlis, Cyrillic Олий Мажлис) is the parliament of Uzbekistan. It succeeded the Supreme Soviet in 1995, and was unicameral until a reform implemented in January 2005 created a second chamber.

Supreme Assembly

Oliy Majlis / Олий Мажлис
Олий Мажлис / Oliy Mazhlis
5th Supreme Assembly
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Type
Type
HousesSenate
Legislative Chamber
History
FoundedFebruary 1995
Leadership
Tanzila Norbaeva
since 21 June 2019
Vacant
Structure
Seats250
Senate (100) (84 directly elected and 16 appointed by the president)
Legislative Chamber (150) (elected for 5-year terms in single-seat constituencies using the two-round system)
Senate political groups
Non-partisan
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Legislative Chamber political groups
Government coalition (89)
     Liberal Democratic Party (53)
     National Revival Democratic Party (36)
Opposition (61)
     Justice Social Democratic Party (24)
     People's Democratic Party (22)
     Ecological Party (15)
Elections
Party-list proportional representation
Legislative Chamber last election
22 December 2019 and 5 January 2020
Meeting place
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Senate and Legislative Assembly Building, Tashkent
Website
www.senat.gov.uz
parliament.gov.uz

The Legislative Chamber has 150 deputies elected from territorial constituencies. The Senate has 100 members, 84 elected from the regions, from the Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan and from the capital, Tashkent, and an additional 16 nominated by the President of Uzbekistan.

Both houses have five-year terms.[1]

HistoryEdit

The Supreme Soviet of the Uzbek SSR (Uzbek: Ўзбекистон ССР Олий Совети, Russian: Верховный Совет Узбекской ССР) operated in the country during the Soviet era as its main legislature. Since its establishment in July 1938, when it succeeded the All-Uzbek Congress of Soviets, it has held 12 convocations:[2]

  • 1rst convocation (1938–1946)
  • 2nd convocation (1947–1950)
  • 3rd convocation (1951–1954)
  • 4th convocation (1955–1959)
  • 5th convocation (1959–1962)
  • 6th convocation (1963–1966)
  • 7th convocation (1967–1970)
  • 8th convocation (1971–1974)
  • 9th convocation (1975–1979)
  • 10th convocation (1980–1984)
  • 11th convocation (1985–1989)
  • 12th convocation (1990–1994)

On 31 August 1991, during an extraordinary 6th session of the Supreme Soviet, the independence and sovereignty of Uzbekistan was proclaimed.[3] In 1992, the Soviet was renamed to reflect the country's new independence status.[4] After the last convocation, the Supreme Soviet was dissolved and converted in to the Supreme Assembly in February 1995.

Office holdersEdit

From February 1995 to January 2005, the Chairman of the unicameral Supreme Assembly of Uzbekistan was Erkin Khalilov, who had been Acting Chairman of the Supreme Soviet from 1993 to 1995. Since 2005 the Senate and Legislative Chamber have each had their own presiding officer.

Speaker of the Legislative ChamberEdit

Chairman of the SenateEdit

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ministry of Foreign Affairs website Archived 2009-04-14 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ http://www.knowbysight.info/1_UZBEK/03465.asp
  3. ^ https://m.uz.sputniknews.ru/society/20160901/3620444.html?mobile_return=no
  4. ^ http://www.lex.uz/docs/957016
  5. ^ Legislative Chamber website
  6. ^ "President Islam Karimov Attends the First Meeting of the Lower House". UzA. 2015-01-15. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  7. ^ Senate website
  8. ^ "Uzbekistan's Senate Convenes for Its First Meeting". UzA. 2015-01-23. Retrieved 2017-07-19.

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Coordinates: 41°18′52″N 69°15′55″E / 41.31444°N 69.26528°E / 41.31444; 69.26528