Republic of Uzbekistan
Note: In the two-stage Legislative Chamber election held December 27, 2009, and January 10, 2010, only progovernment parties were permitted to offer candidates. The Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan won 53 of the 150 seats in the expanded lower house. The People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan won 32; the Milli Tiklanish Democratic Party, 31; and the Justice Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, 19. Fifteen reserved seats were indirectly filled by the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan.
Political Status: Eastern portion of Turkistan Soviet Socialist Republic detached on October 27, 1924, to form Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic within the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR); became constituent republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) on May 12, 1925; declared independence as Republic of ...