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    Uzbekistan Government - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/uzbekistan/uzbekistan_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Uzbekistan
      conventional short form: Uzbekistan
      local long form: Ozbekiston Respublikasi
      local short form: Ozbekiston
      former: Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic

      Government type:
      republic; authoritarian presidential rule, with little power outside the executive branch

      Capital:
      Tashkent (Toshkent)

      Administrative divisions:
      12 provinces (viloyatlar, singular - viloyat), 1 autonomous republic* (respublika), and 1 city** (shahar); Andijon Viloyati, Buxoro Viloyati, Farg'ona Viloyati, Jizzax Viloyati, Namangan Viloyati, Navoiy Viloyati, Qashqadaryo Viloyati (Qarshi), Qoraqalpog'iston Respublikasi* (Nukus), Samarqand Viloyati, Sirdaryo Viloyati (Guliston), Surxondaryo Viloyati (Termiz), Toshkent Shahri**, Toshkent Viloyati, Xorazm Viloyati (Urganch)
      note: administrative divisions have the same names as their administrative centers (exceptions have the administrative center name following in parentheses)

      Independence:
      1 September 1991 (from Soviet Union)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 1 September (1991)

      Constitution:
      new constitution adopted 8 December 1992

      Legal system:
      evolution of Soviet civil law; still lacks independent judicial system

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Islom KARIMOV (since 24 March 1990, when he was elected president by the then Supreme Soviet)
      head of government: Prime Minister Shavkat MIRZIYAYEV (since 11 December 2003)
      cabinet: Cabinet of Ministers appointed by the president with approval of the Supreme Assembly
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a seven-year term (previously was a five-year term, extended by constitutional amendment in 2002); election last held 9 January 2000 (next to be held in 2007); prime minister, ministers, and deputy ministers appointed by the president
      election results: Islom KARIMOV reelected president; percent of vote - Islom KARIMOV 91.9%, Abdulkhafiz JALALOV 4.2%

      Legislative branch:
      bicameral Supreme Assembly or Oliy Majlis consists of an Upper House or Senate (100 seats; 84 members are elected by regional governing councils to serve five-year terms and 16 are appointed by the president) and a Lower House or Legislative Chamber (120 seats; elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 26 December 2004 and 9 January 2005 (next to be held December 2009)
      election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - NA; Legislative Chamber - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - LDPU 41, NDP 32, Fidokorlar 17, MTP 11, Adolat 9, unaffiliated 10
      note: all parties in the Supreme Assembly support President KARIMOV

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court (judges are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Supreme Assembly)

      Political parties and leaders:
      Adolat (Justice) Social Democratic Party [Dilorom TOSHMUHAMMADOVA, chairman]; Democratic National Rebirth Party (Milly Tiklanish) or MTP [Xurshid DOSTMUHAMMADOV, chief]; Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan or LDPU [Adham SHODMONOV, chairman]; People's Democratic Party or NDP (formerly Communist Party) [Asliddin RUSTAMOV, first secretary]; Self-Sacrificers Party or Fidokorlar National Democratic Party [Ahtam TURSUNOV, chief]; note - Fatherland Progress Party merged with Self-Sacrificers Party

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      Agrarian and Entrepreneurs' Party [Marat ZAHIDOV]; Birlik (Unity) Movement [Abdurakhim POLAT, chairman]; Erk (Freedom) Democratic Party [Muhammad SOLIH, chairman] was banned 9 December 1992; Ezgulik Human Rights Society [Vasilia INOYATOVA]; Free Farmers' Party or Ozod Dehqonlar [Nigara KHIDOYATOVA]; Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan [Tolib YAKUBOV, chairman]; Independent Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan [Mikhail ARDZINOV, chairman]; Mazlum; Sunshine Coalition [Sanjar UMAROV, chairman]

      International organization participation:
      AsDB, CIS, EAPC, EBRD, ECO, FAO, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt (signatory), ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, Interpol, IOC, IPU, ISO, ITU, MIGA, NAM, OIC, OPCW, OSCE, PFP, SCO, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO (observer)

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Abdulaziz KAMILOV
      chancery: 1746 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
      telephone: [1] (202) 887-5300
      FAX: [1] (202) 293-6804
      consulate(s) general: New York

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Jon PURNELL
      embassy: 3 Moyqo'rq'on, 5th Block, Yunusobod District, Tashkent 700093
      mailing address: use embassy street address
      telephone: [998] (71) 120-5450
      FAX: [998] (71) 120-6335

      Flag description:
      three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), white, and green separated by red fimbriations with a white crescent moon and 12 white stars in the upper hoist-side quadrant


      NOTE: The information regarding Uzbekistan on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Uzbekistan Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Uzbekistan Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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