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A regular meeting of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of the Republic of Uzbekistan took place.
As previously reported, by the resolutions of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan of March 10, 2023, and the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of March 14, a referendum of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the draft Constitutional law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan” will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2023.
Issues of preparation for the referendum and the approval of the calendar plan for its holding, the formation of constituencies, the approval of cost estimates, and the organization of training for members of commissions that will hold the referendum were discussed at the meeting.
At the meeting, a resolution was adopted “On the creation of districts for the referendum of the Republic of Uzbekistan”. According to it, 14 districts were created in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regions and the city of Tashkent.
The participants also discussed the cost estimate for the preparation and holding of the referendum, for the financing of which it is planned to allocate 182.4 billion UZS from the state budget.
In preparing for and holding a referendum, it is important to organize and strengthen interaction with the media with full respect for the principles of legality, independence, impartiality, openness and transparency. To this end, a decision was made to create a press center of the Central Election Commission and its regional divisions, and the charter of this center was approved.
At the meeting, members of the Central Election Commission voiced their opinions and proposals on all the issues considered. In conclusion, resolutions on the agenda items were adopted.