Republic of Uzbekistan
Note: Parliamentary elections for the 135 elected seats of the Legislative Chamber were held on December 21, 2014, with a runoff election on January 5, 2014. With 88.94 percent turnout for the first round elections, LDP lost one seat for a total of 52, NDP gained 5 seats for a total of 36, PDP lost 5 seats for a total of 27, and Adolat gained 1 seat for a total of 20. The balloting was criticized by international observers for a lack of choice among the four pro-presidential parties.
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 ...