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    Uzbekistan Government 2001
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    SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Uzbekistan
      conventional short form: Uzbekistan
      local long form: Uzbekiston Respublikasi
      local short form: none
      former: Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic

      Government type: republic; effectively authoritarian presidential rule, with little power outside the executive branch

      Capital: Tashkent (Toshkent)

      Administrative divisions: 12 wiloyatlar (singular - wiloyat), 1 autonomous republic* (respublikasi), and 1 city** (shahri); Andijon Wiloyati, Bukhoro Wiloyati, Farghona Wiloyati, Jizzakh Wiloyati, Khorazm Wiloyati (Urganch), Namangan Wiloyati, Nawoiy Wiloyati, Qashqadaryo Wiloyati (Qarshi), Qoraqalpoghiston* (Nukus), Samarqand Wiloyati, Sirdaryo Wiloyati (Guliston), Surkhondaryo Wiloyati (Termiz), Toshkent Shahri**, Toshkent Wiloyati
      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
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 9 January 2000 (next to be held NA January 2005); note - extension of President KARIMOV's original term for an additional five years overwhelmingly approved - 99.6% of total vote in favor - by national referendum held 27 March 1995; prime minister and deputy ministers appointed by the president
      election results: Islom KARIMOV reelected president; percent of vote - Islom KARIMOV 91.9%, Abdulkhafiz DZHALALOV 4.2%

      Legislative branch: unicameral Supreme Assembly or Oliy Majlis (250 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 5 December and 19 December 1999 (next to be held NA December 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

      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]; Fatherland Progress Party [Anwar Z. YOLDASHEV]; People's Democratic Party or NDP (formerly Communist Party) [Abdulkhafiz JALOLOV, first secretary]; Self-Sacrificers Party or Fidokorlar National Democratic Party [Ahtam TURSUNOV, first secretary]

      Political pressure groups and leaders: Birlik (Unity) Movement [Abdurakhim PULAT, chairman]; Erk (Freedom) Democratic Party [Muhammad SOLIH, chairman] was banned 9 December 1992; Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan [Abdumanob PULAT, chairman]; Independent Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan [Mikhail ARDZINOV, chairman]

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

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

      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) 120-5444
      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 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Uzbekistan Government 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Uzbekistan Government 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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