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Central Asia: Election Facts And Figures

  • Bruce Pannier



Prague, 4 August, 1999 (RFE/RL) -- Here are facts and figures about this autumn's elections in Central Asia:

-- Tajikistan will hold presidential elections sometime before November 6, 1999. The previous presidential elections were held on November 6, 1994. Parliamentary elections will be held in February 2000. The previous parliamentary elections were held in February 1995, with run-off elections being held in March of that year. The current parliament in Tajikistan is unicameral and has 181 seats. A Sept. 26 referendum on amendments to the constitution is expected to approve the creation of a bicameral parliament. There are 2,850,000 eligible voters in Tajikistan.

-- Kazakhstan will hold elections to its 49-seat Senate (upper house) on Sept. 17. Elections to the 67-seat Mazhlis (lower house) will be held on October 10. The last elections to parliament were held in December 1995. There are 8,600,000 eligible voters in Kazakhstan.

-- Uzbekistan will hold elections to its unicameral, 150-seat parliament in November or December 1999. The previous elections were held in December 1994. Run-off elections were held in January 1995. Figures for the number of eligible voters are unavailable.

-- Turkmenistan will hold elections to its unicameral, 50-seat parliament on December 12, 1999. The previous parliamentary elections were held on December 11, 1994. Figures for the number of eligible voters are unavailable.

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