IFES

Oct. 24, 2021 Confirmed

Uzbekistan

Republic of Uzbekistan

Election for President

Results

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:16,212,343
Valid Votes:16,172,902
Invalid Votes:39,441

Candidates:

Shavkat MIRZIYOYEV12,988,964

80.31

Maqsuda VORISOVA1,075,016

6.65

Alisher QODIROV888,515

5.49

Narzullo OBLOMURODOV670,641

4.15

Bahrom ABDUHALIMOV549,766

3.40

More Info:

At Stake in this Election:        

  • The Office of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan 

Government Structure: 

  • Chief of State: President Shavkat MIRZIYOYEV (Interim President from 8 September 2016, formally sworn in as President on 14 December 2016) 
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Abudalla ARIPOV (since 14 December 2016) 
  • Assembly: The bicameral Supreme Assembly (Oliy Majlis) consists of the Senate (Senat) with 100 seats and the Legislative Chamber (Qonunchilik Palatasi) with 150 seats. 

Electoral System: 

  • The President of Uzbekistan is elected for a five-year term using a two-round system, in which the second “run-off” round is held between the two highest-placed candidates in instances where no candidate receives an absolute majority in the first round. There is a turnout requirement of 33 percent of all registered voters for the first round of voting, though no such rule governs the potential second round of voting. Constitutionally, the president may only serve two consecutive terms. [1]

Last Election: 

  • The last presidential elections were held on 4 December 2016 following the death of incumbent President Islam KARIMOV that September. Interim President Shavkat MIRZIYOYEV – who served as prime minister of Uzbekistan since 2003 under Islam KARIMOV – became Uzbekistan’s second president after receiving 88.61 percent of the vote. [2]

Main Candidates in this Election[3]

  • Candidate: Shavkat MIRZIYOYEV 
    • Party: Uzbekistan Liberal Democratic Party (UzLiDeP) / O'zbekiston Liberal Demokratik Partiyasi (O'zlidep)
  • Candidate: Maksuda VORISOVA 
    • Party: People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (PDP) / O'zbekiston Xalq Demokratik Partiyasi (O'zXDP)
  • Candidate: Bakhrom Abdukhalimov ABDUKHALIMOV 
    • Party: Justice Social Democratic Party (ASDP) / Adolat Sotsial Demokratik Partiyasi (Adolat) 
  • Candidate: Alisher KADIROV 
    • Party: Uzbekistan “National Revival” Democratic Party / O'zbekiston "Milliy Tiklanish" Demokratik Partiyasi
  • Candidate: Narzulla OBLOMORODOV 
    • Party: Ecological Party of Uzbekistan / O’zbekiston Ekologik Partiyasi 

Population and Registered Voters: 

  • Population: 30,842,796 (July 2021 est.) [4]
  • Registered Voters: 20,596, 570 (2019) [5] 

Gender Data: 

  • Female Population: 17,168,425 (October 2021 est.) [6]
  • Is Uzbekistan a signatory to CEDAW: No [7]
  • Has Uzbekistan ratified CEDAW: Yes (accession date: 19 July 1995) [8] 
  • Gender Quota: Political parties are required by law to ensure that women constitute no less than 30 percent of fielded candidates. [9]
  • Female Candidates in this election: 1 [10]
  • Number of Female Legislators: Women hold 48 out of 150 seats in the Legislative Chamber and 23 out of 100 seats in the Senate. [11]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: Rank 106 at 0.720 (2020) [12]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A [13]