European Institute for Asian Studies
Looking Ahead to the 2019 Parliamentary Elections in Uzbekistan
  • Start05:30 PM - Dec 09 2019
  • End06:30 PM - Dec 09 2019
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, 1040 Brussels
  • +32 2 230 81 22
  • eias@eias.org

Expert exchange with:

H.E. Dilyor Khakimov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the Benelux countries and the European Union  

Mr Alberto Turkstra, Programme Director, European Institute for Asian Studies 

Member of the European Parliament (tbc) 

Mr Doru Peter Frantescu, Director and co-founder, Vote Watch Europe

Introduction and Moderation: Mr Axel Goethals, CEO, European Institute for Asian Studies

The Republic of Uzbekistan is due to hold parliamentary elections on 22 December 2019, the first to be held under President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The official campaign season was launched on September 20 with the motto “New Uzbekistan-New elections”. Five political parties will contest the upcoming election for seats in the Legislative Assembly of the Uzbek Parliament. Furthermore, these elections will be held under a substantially revised legal framework that may provide for a more competitive electoral climate. They are an opportunity to propel the nation forward on the path to democratic transition and begin the realisation of the nation’s great potential.

Following the briefing seminar, guests are invited to a networking reception and tasting of Uzbek delicacies to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution. Uzbekistan’s Constitution was worked out on the basis of the experience of developed countries, reflecting the will and spirit of the people of Uzbekistan, their public consciousness and level of culture. Furthermore, the Constitution has embedded fundamental ideas and principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Monday, 9 December, 17h30 – 18h30, followed by a networking reception on occasion of Uzbekistan’s Constitution Day with Uzbek delicacies

Registration from 17h00

Venue:  EIAS, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, 1040 Brussels


The Republic of Uzbekistan is due to hold parliamentary elections on 22 December 2019, the first to be held under President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. These elections will be held under a substantially revised legal framework that may provide for a more competitive electoral climate.

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