Support our Sponsor

. . Flags of the World Maps of All Countries

  • |Main INDEX|
  • 2003 INDEX
  • Country Ranks
  • DEFINITIONS


    . Feedback
  • geographic.org Home PageCountry Index

    Uzbekistan Government - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/uzbekistan/uzbekistan_government.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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


      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), Qaraqalpog'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 Otkir SULTONOV (since 21 December 1995)
      cabinet: Cabinet of Ministers appointed by the president with approval of the Supreme Assembly
      election results: Islom KARIMOV reelected president; percent of vote - Islom KARIMOV 91.9%, Abdulkhafiz JALALOV 4.2%
      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 NA December 2007); prime minister and deputy ministers appointed by the president


      Legislative branch: unicameral Supreme Assembly or Oliy Majlis (250 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms); note - 2002 amendment to the constitution creates a second chamber to be established via elections in 2004
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - NDP 48, Self-Sacrificers Party 34, Fatherland Progress Party 20, Adolat Social Democratic Party 11, MTP 10, citizens' groups 16, local government 110, vacant 1
      note: not all seats in the last Supreme Assembly election were contested; all parties in the Supreme Assembly support President KARIMOV
      elections: last held 5 December and 19 December 1999 (next to be held NA December 2004)


      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 [Anwar JURABAYEV, first secretary]; Democratic National Rebirth Party (Milly Tiklanish) or MTP [Aziz KAYUMOV, chairman]; People's Democratic Party or NDP (formerly Communist Party) [Abdulkhafiz JALALOV, first secretary]; Self-Sacrificers Party or Fidokorlar National Democratic Party [Ahtam TURSUNOV, first secretary]; note - Fatherland Progress Party merged with Self-Sacrificers Party


      Political pressure groups and leaders: Birlik (Unity) Movement [Abdurakhim POLAT, chairman]; Erk (Freedom) Democratic Party [Muhammad SOLIH, chairman] was banned 9 December 1992; Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan [Tolib YAKUBOV, chairman]; Independent Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan [Abduhoshim GHAFUROV, chairman]; Ezgulik [Vasilia INOYATOVA]


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


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


      Diplomatic representation from the US: chief of mission: Ambassador John Edward HERBST
      embassy: 82 Chilanzarskaya, Tashkent 700115
      mailing address: use embassy street address; US Embassy Tashkent, Department of State, Washington, DC 20521-7110
      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 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Uzbekistan Government 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

    Support Our Sponsor

    Support Our Sponsor

    Please ADD this page to your FAVORITES - - - - -



    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/uzbekistan/uzbekistan_government.html

    Revised 20-Sep-03
    Copyright © 2003 Photius Coutsoukis (all rights reserved)


    uzbekistan_government_2003