Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Uzbek: Oʻzbekiston Respublikasi Oliy Majlisi
Ўзбекистон Республикаси Олий Мажлиси
|Russian: Высшее собрание (Олий Мажлис) Республики Узбекистан|
Lower: Legislative Chamber
|Founded||22 January 1995|
|Preceded by||Unicameral Supreme Council of the Republic of Uzbekistan|
Chairman of the Senate
since 21 June 2019
Chairman of the Legislative Chamber
Nurdinjan Ismailov, PDPU
since 12 January 2015
|Seats||Total 250 members
100 senators in the Senate150 deputies in the Legislative Chamber
Senate political groups
Legislative Chamber political groups
|Government coalition (89)|
Liberal Democratic Party (53)
Uzbekistan National Revival Democratic Party (36)
Other parties (61)
Justice Social Democratic Party (24)
People's Democratic Party (22)
Ecological Party (15)
|84 chosen by deputies of regional assembly and 16 appointed by the President of Uzbekistan|
Senate last election
|16–17 January 2020|
Legislative Chamber last election
|22 December 2019 and 5 January 2020|
Senate next election
Legislative Chamber next election
|December 2024 or January 2025|
|Senate Building in Tashkent|
|Supreme Assembly and Legislative Chamber Building in Tashkent|
The Oliy Majlis (Cyrillic Олий Мажлис, [ɑˈliː mæd͡ʒˈlis]) is the parliament of Uzbekistan. It succeeded the Supreme Council of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 1995, and was unicameral until a reform implemented in January 2005 created a second chamber.
The legislative chamber has 150 deputies elected from territorial constituencies. The Senate has 100 members, 84 elected from the regions, from the Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan and from the capital, Tashkent, and an additional 16 nominated by the President of Uzbekistan.
Both houses have five-year terms.
Main article: Supreme Soviet of the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic
The Supreme Soviet of the Uzbek SSR (Uzbek: Ўзбекистон ССР Олий Совети, Russian: Верховный Совет Узбекской ССР) operated in the country during the Soviet era as its main legislature. Since its establishment in July 1938, when it succeeded the All-Uzbek Congress of Soviets, it has held 12 convocations:
On 31 August 1991, during an extraordinary 6th session of the Supreme Soviet, the independence and sovereignty of Uzbekistan was proclaimed. In 1992, the Soviet was renamed to reflect the country's new independence status. After the last convocation, the Supreme Soviet was dissolved and converted into the Supreme Assembly in February 1995.
From February 1995 to January 2005, the Chairman of the unicameral Supreme Assembly of Uzbekistan was Erkin Khalilov, who had been Acting Chairman of the Supreme Soviet from 1993 to 1995. Since 2005 the Senate and Legislative Chamber have each had their own presiding officer.