Tashkent, Uzbekistan: Uzbek will go for early Presidential Elections on December 4, 2016, reports Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency.
Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan has confirmed that the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen (Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan) has nominated Acting President and Prime Minister of the country Shavkat Mirziyoyev as its presidential candidate.
The early Presidential Elections will be held in accordance with the Uzbek constitution due to the sad demise of Founder of the country and Father of the Nation Islam Karimov who was officially died on September 2, 2016.
The political council of Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen (Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan) held a meeting to decide its candidature and nominated Mirziyoyev as its candidate for December 4 elections.
Meanwhile, Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (DPU) Milly Tiklanish (National Revival) on Friday September 16 nominated chairman of the Central Council of the party Sarvar Otamuratov for Presidential Elections.
The Central Election Commission (CEC) has started work on Election scheme and the list of the constituencies and voters along with location of district election commissions will be published by media outlets.
It may be mentioned that election campaigns started on September 9 and nominations and registration of presidential candidates will be held from September 30 until October 20 in accordance with the action plan for preparations and holding the presidential election.
The new president will be elected for a period of five years.
Uzbekistan is a multiparty democracy where four political parties have the right to nominate a presidential candidate.
According to Election Commission rules, the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen (Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan), Democratic Party Milly Tiklanish (National Revival), People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan and Social Democratic Party Adolat (Justice) can contest elections in Uzbekistan.