People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan

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People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan
O'zbekistan Xalq Demokratik Partiyasi
President Hotamzhon Ketmonov[1]
Founded November 1, 1991; 25 years ago (1991-11-01)
Preceded by Communist Party of Uzbekistan
Headquarters Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Newspaper Golos Uzbekistana, O'zbekiston Ovozi
Youth wing Istikbol
Women's wing Faol Ayollar
Membership  (2009) 368,214
Ideology Civic nationalism
Liberal conservatism
Political position Centre-left
International affiliation None
Legislative Chamber
27 / 150
Senate
28 / 100
Website
www.xdp.uz

The People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (Uzbek: O'zbekistan Xalq Demokratik Partiyasi, O'zXDP or PDP) is a political party in Uzbekistan. Founded in 1991, the PDP, representing the left wing of the political force of Uzbekistan,[2] supports creation of strong legal state and humane and equitable society in Uzbekistan.

History[edit]

The PDP was founded in October 1991 after the Communist Party of Uzbekistan voted to cut its ties with the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and change its name to PDP. The party was led by President Islam Karimov since its foundation until 1996, at which point Karimov stepped down and resigned his membership.[3] Karimov created the Uzbekistan Liberal Democratic Party in 2003, possibly with the intention of making the country appear to have a multiparty system. This is supported by the fact that the PDP has remained supportive of Karimov's policies and retained his favor.[3] In 2013, Hotamzhon Ketmonov was elected chairman of the PDP.[4] Ketmonov ran as the party's candidate in the 2015, receiving 2.92% of the vote.[5]

At the legislative elections of 24 December 2004 and 9 January 2005, the party won 28 out of 120 seats.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leadership of the party". Xdp.uz. Retrieved 2016-09-03. 
  2. ^ Gunnar Songstad, Nils (2005). "THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN: PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS – 2004" (PDF). Norwegian Centre for Human Rights. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-16. Retrieved 2016-08-31. 
  3. ^ a b Tom Lansford (24 March 2015). Political Handbook of the World 2015. SAGE Publications. ISBN 978-1-4833-7158-0. 
  4. ^ "Biography of Hotamzhon Abdurahmonovich Ketmonov, the candidate for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan". Uzbekistan.org. 28 February 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Pannier, Bruce. "Quiet Changes In Uzbek Presidential Election Law Come As New Year's Surprise". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 

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