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Uzbekistan (Republic of Uzbekistan)

Uzbekistan (Republic of Uzbekistan) has a Bicameral parliament with legislated quotas for the single/lower house and at the sub-national level. 24 of 150 (16%) seats in the Oliy Majlis / Supreme Assembly are held by women.

At a glance

Structure of Parliament: Bicameral

Are there legislated quotas...

  • For the Single/Lower House? Yes
  • For the Upper House?
  • For the Sub-National Level? Yes

Are there voluntary quotas...

  • Adopted by political parties? No

Is there additional information?...

  • Yes

Last updated: Apr 11, 2019

Single/Lower House

Oliy Majlis / Supreme Assembly

Total seats 150
Total Women 24
% Women 16%
Election Year 2015
Electoral System TRS
Quota Type Legislated Candidate Quotas¤
Election details IDEA Voter Turnout - IPU Parline
  Legal source Details
Quota type: Legislated Candidate Quotas¤ Constitution  
Electoral law

‘The number of women shall constitute not less than 30 per cent of the total number of candidates deputy nominated by a political party’ (Law on Elections of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, Article 22 (4)).

Legal sanctions for non-compliance No

None

Rank order/placement rules No

None

Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties related to gender equality among candidates? No  
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Are there provisions for other financial advantages to encourage gender equality in political parties? No  
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Quota at the Sub-National Level

  • Quota type: Legislated Candidate Quotas
  Legal source Details
Quota type: Legislated Candidate Quotas Constitution  
Electoral law

‘The number of women ought to be not less than 30 per cent of the total number of candidates for the election nominated by a political party’ (Law on Elections to Regional, District and City Council of Deputies, Article 22 (6)).

Legal sanctions for non-compliance No None
Rank order/placement rules No None

Additional Information

The Legislative Chamber consists of 150 members, of whom 135 are elected by a popular vote in constituencies through a two-round system and 15 are indirectly elected. The 30 per cent minimum gender quota for the Supreme Assembly and the Regional, District and City Councils was first introduced in 2004.

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