February 9th, President Mirziyoev of Uzbekistan signed a decree to set the presidential election on the third Sunday of October, that is, October 24. The bill was passed by the Legislative Chamber of Parliament on January 29 and approved by the Senate on February 5.
In addition, preparations for the presidential election will officially begin on March 1. Mirziyoev said that 2021 will usher in important political events in the life of the country and people.
The passage of the bill will ensure openness and transparency in the electoral process, while demonstrating the progress of the country’s political and legal culture.
According to Uzbek law, presidential elections are held every five years, and presidential candidates and members of the parliament can only be nominated by political parties.
In the presidential election held in December 2016, Mirziyoev, a candidate nominated by the Liberal Democratic Party, the largest party in Parliament, won the presidential election.