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Qonunchilik palatasi (Legislative Chamber)

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Oliy Majlis / Supreme Assembly
Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Qonunchilik palatasi / Legislative Chamber
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Senat / Senate
Electoral Law 28 December 1993
Last updated in December 2008
Mode of designation directly elected 135
indirectly elected 15
Constituencies 135 single-member "territorial" constituencies.
Voting system Majority: Majority vote in two rounds.
In each constituency, at least 33% of the electorate must participate for the poll to be valid and candidates are declared elected if they obtain more than 50% of the votes cast. Should one of these conditions be missing, a second round of elections takes place between the two leading candidates; a simple majority then suffices.
Vacancies arising between general elections are filled through by-elections.
Voting is not compulsory.
Voter requirements - age: 18 years
- Uzbek citizens residing in Uzbekistan or former USSR
Eligibility - Uzbek citizenship
- Age: 25 years by day of election
- Full-time residency in Uzbekistan for at least 5 years.
(Article 77 of the Constitution)
Incompatibilities - members of the other chamber
Candidacy requirements - candidatures must be submitted by registered parties
- 30 per cent of candidates in each party list must be women.

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