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Leadership of the Senate

The leadership of the Senate is an elective body consisting of the chairman and his/her deputies who are elected at the first plenary session of the upper chamber which is held no later than one month from the formation of the Senate. Election of the Chairperson of the upper chamber and his/her deputies is the first item on the agenda of the first plenary session of a newly formed Senate.

Election of the Senate leadership happens in three stages: candidates for Senate chairperson and his/her deputies (vicechairperson) are nominated by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from among senators. One of the Senate chairperson’s deputies is elected from among senators representing the Republic of Karakalpakstan. Accordingly, one of the Senate chairperson’s deputies represents the Republic of Karakalpakstan which is part of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The number of deputies the Senate’s chairperson has is decided during the first session; today two senators act as the Senate chairman’s deputies. The procedure of electing the Senate leadership includes secret voting of candidates nominated by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan as a result of which the chairperson of the upper chamber and his/her deputies are elected by simple majority of votes (i.e. More than half of votes of total number of senators). The outcome of the leader’s election is fixed by a special Senate resolution signed by the chair presiding over the first Senate plenary session who is usually the chairman of the Central Election Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The chairperson of the upper chamber and his/her deputies are elected for the legislative term of the Chamber i.e. for 5 years. During their term in office they suspend membership in political parties and movements and can not be elected to Senate committees.

The Senate chairperson issues instructions. In case of his/her absence or inability to perform his/her duties functions of the Chairperson are performed by his/her deputies.

The Senate chairperson may be dismissed by a decision of a qualified majority of senators (i.e. more than two third of votes of total number of senators), and of his/her deputies - by simple majority of the upper chamber.

Such a decision may be made through secret voting. The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan or one third of the total number of senators has the right to initiate a motion to dismiss the Senate chairperson and his/her deputies.

Powers of
Chairman of the
Senate of the Oliy
Majlis of the
Republic of
Uzbekistan

• calling of sessions of the Senate, its Kengash, and presiding over them
• general management over working out issues to be introduce to the Senate consideration
• submitting laws approved by the Senate to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan for signature
• coordination of activity of Senate committees and commissions
• Supervision of implementation of laws and Senate resolutions
• allocation of responsibilities among his deputies
• general management of developing of interparliamentary
relations, and parliamentary groups as regards to the work of international interparliamentary organizations
• supervision of the Senate editions, approving their charters, editorial board and expenditure budget
• appointing and dismissal of editors-in-chief of Senate editions (by mutual agreement with the Kengash)
• representing the Senate in its relations with the Lower Chamber, governmental agencies, NGO’s and international organizations
• signing the Senate and Kengash resolutions
• supervision the Secretariat, approval of expenses of senators and the Secretariat staff
• introducing issues within his competence to the Kengash Consideration

 

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