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The Party Rules

CHARTER OF THE PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF UZBEKISTAN

(New edition. Adopted by the VIII Congress of the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan on November 5, 2014)

 

I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

1.1. The People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (hereinafter referred to as the Party) on a voluntary basis unites citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan who are supporters of harmonious social development and reliable social guarantees in the future, expresses their political will and participates in formation of state power through their democratically elected representatives.

The organizational and legal form of the Party is a public association.

1.2. The Party carries out its activities on the basis of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On strengthening the role of political parties in renovation and further democratization of state management and modernization of the country”, the Laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On political parties”, “On public associations in the Republic of Uzbekistan”, “On non-governmental non-commercial organizations”, “On guarantees of activities of non-governmental non-profit organizations”, “On financing political parties”, other legislative acts regulating activities of political parties, and this Charter.

1.3. The activity of the Party is based on the principles of party solidarity and equal rights of its members, free will, voluntary joining into the Party and withdrawal from it, legality, openness and publicity.

1.4. The Party carries out its activities in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

1.5. Being a legal entity, the Party has rights and obligations established by the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan for legal entities.

1.6. The party has its own seal, stamp, forms, accounts in banks of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

For the execution of its statutory tasks, the Party may own buildings, structures, equipment, publishing houses, vehicles and other property, on its own, acquire and exercise property and personal non-property rights, as well as, in accordance with the procedure established by the legislation, carry out productive activities.

1.7. Full official name of the Party:

- in Uzbek – O’zbekiston Xalq Demokratik Partiyasi

- in Russian – People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan.

 

Abbreviated official name of the Party:

- in Uzbek – O’zbekiston XDP

- in Russian – PDP of Uzbekistan.

1.8. The party may have as its symbols a flag, emblem and pennants, which are approved by the plenum of the Central Council of the Party.

1.9. Location of the governing body of the Party (postal address): Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent city, Yunusabad district, Mustakillik square, 5/3.

 

II. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PARTY

2.1. The Party’s goal is to express and defend in the representative bodies of state power the interests of the strata of the population who need targeted social protection and social support from the state and society.

Proceeding from the interests of these people, the Party seeks through the mechanisms of representative democracy to obtain necessary opportunities for determining impact on the adoption of laws, on formation of executive state authorities and on determining their development priorities and ways of solving corresponding problems.

2.2. The main tasks of the party’s activities are:

- participation in the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

- participation in elections to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan and to local representative bodies of state power in order to ensure their representation in them;

- formation, in accordance with the procedure established by law, of the faction of the Party in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan and party groups in the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and the Kengashes of people’s deputies, participation through them in formation of executive bodies of state power and in preparation and adoption of laws and other legislative acts;

- direct assistance to deputies of the Legislative Chamber elected by the party and local representative bodies of state power in the execution of their deputy duties in respective constituencies;

- studying socio-economic and socio-political situation at places, identification on this basis of existing problems and reserves for their solution, development of relevant proposals of the Party, attracting public attention to them;

- propagation of program goals and objectives, decisions of the Party, free dissemination of information on activities of its bodies and organizations, holding meetings, conferences and other events in order to create a positive image of the Party in society and expanding the number of its supporters;

- establishment, in the manner prescribed by the legislation, of the mass media, using other mass media;

- conducting educational work among members and supporters of the Party, aimed at formation of their political and civic culture;

- conducting activities on admission of new members to the Party, registration of Party members, formation, abolition and reorganization of party bodies and organizations, implementation of other activities provided for by the legislation and this Charter on maintaining the functioning of the Party;

- organization of training activists of party organizations and providing them with methodological assistance with a view to forming appropriate skills for them in organizing the party’s statutory activities;

- development and maintenance in the operational state of the party’s property objects used for implementation of statutory tasks.

 

III. CONDITIONS AND PROCEDURE OF ADMISSION TO PARTY MEMBERS AND LEAVING IT

3.1. Member of the Party may be a citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan who has reached the age of 18, sharing its goals and tasks and fulfilling its Charter.

3.2. The following cannot become members of the Party:

- judges;

- prosecutors and investigators of the prosecutor’s office;

- employees of internal affairs bodies, national security services;

- military personnel;

- citizens of foreign states and stateless persons.

3.3. The Party has an individual fixed membership.

3.4. Admission to the Party is carried out by the general meeting of the primary organization on the basis of a written application by the applicant.

Admission to the Party can be carried out by the executive committee of the corresponding district (city) council of the Party.

3.5. Membership in the Party is certified by a party ticket of a single sample. A sample of a single party ticket is approved by the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party.

3.6. Membership in the Party is incompatible with membership in other parties.

Citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan, who previously belonged to other political parties, after leaving them, are admitted to the Party on a general basis.

3.7. Membership in the Party is terminated in the following cases:

- voluntary declaration of a member of the Party;

- expulsion from the Party for non-compliance with its Charter, as well as actions that discredit the Party or impede the implementation of its program goals and objectives;

- transition to military service, to the national security bodies, prosecutor’s office and internal affairs, appointment (election) by the judge;

- loss of citizenship of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

- death.

3.8. The decision on termination of membership in the Party, including the decision on expelling from the Party, is taken by the general meeting of the primary party organization or the executive committee of the higher-ranking council of the Party and is considered valid if more than half of the party members registered in the organization, or more than half members of the executive committee of the relevant party council have voted for it.

The decision on termination of membership in the Party, adopted by the primary party organization, is subject to approval by the executive committee of the relevant district (city) council of the Party.

The decision on expulsion from the Party can be appealed to the higher authorities of the Party within one year from the time of its adoption.

3.9. A member of the Party who has decided to voluntarily withdraw from the party ranks, in the written form, notifies relevant primary party organization of this.

The party member’s statement on the voluntary withdrawal from the party ranks is taken into consideration by the primary party organization and is brought to the executive committee of the corresponding district (city) council of the party.

The executive committee of the district (city) council of the party, having considered this appeal of a member of the party, removes him/her from party accounting.

3.10. In cases provided for by the legislation, membership in the Party may be temporarily suspended.

Suspension of membership occurs on the basis of written notification to the primary organization and the executive committee of relevant district (city) council of the Party.

3.11. Members of the Party are registered on the basis of registration cards, lists of Party members and relevant electronic databases.

 

IV. RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTY MEMBER

4.1. All members of the Party are equal. They have the right to:

- freely express their views, raise and discuss issues of party policy, inner-party life, participate in development of decisions on them;

- elect and be elected to party bodies, receive information about their work;

- be nominated from the party as candidates for deputies of representative bodies of state power at all levels;

- evaluate the work of any party body and any member of the Party and criticize them;

- to address with applications and proposals to any party organizations and councils of the Party and receive a reply from them;

- to work on involving new members in the Party.

A Party member may have other rights in accordance with the legislation.

4.2. Members of the Party are obliged to:

- comply with requirements of the Party Charter;

- implement decisions of party organizations and governing bodies of the Party;

- participate in propagation of the Party’s program objectives, promote their implementation, seek to strengthen the authority and strengthen the party’s influence in society;

- participate in the activities of relevant primary organization of the Party;

- pay membership fees;

- timely withdraw from the register and become registered when moving to another primary organization or when changing the place of residence.

 

V. STRUCTURE OF THE PARTY

5.1. The party is built on a territorial basis within the subjects of the administrative and territorial division of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The structural subdivisions of the Party are its regional, district (city) and primary organizations.

5.2. Regional party organizations are established in order to manage, coordinate and combine activities of district (city) organizations of the Party located within the administrative territories of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regions and the city of Tashkent.

5.3. District (city) organizations are established as part of regional organizations for the purposes of managing, coordinating and integrating the activities of the Party’s primary organizations operating within their respective territories.

5.4. The lower-level structural subdivisions of district (city) organizations are the primary organizations of the Party that are created for directly uniting Party members at their place of residence or work, directing and coordinating their activities within the Party.

5.5. The higher governing bodies of the Party have the right to cancel or suspend execution of decisions of regional, district (city), primary organizations of the Party.

 

VI. GOVERNING AND CONTROL BODIES OF THE PARTY

6.1. The highest governing body of the Party is the Congress of the Party, convened by the Central Council of the Party at least once every five years.

6.2. The delegates of the congress from the regional organizations of the Party are elected in accordance with the norm of representation and the procedure for electing delegates, determined by the plenum of the Central Council of the Party.

Members of the Central Council of the Party, members of the Central Auditing Commission and members of the faction of the Party in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, if they are not elected as delegates to the congress, have the right to participate in the work of the congress with an advisory vote.

6.3. The decision of the Central Council on convening a congress of the Party, the proposed agenda, the norm of representation and the procedure for electing delegates is announced no later than one month before the congress.

6.4. The date of conducting the Party congress is determined and announced by the Executive Committee of the Central Council.

6.5. The competence of the Party Congress includes:

- checking the credentials of delegates, determining the agenda and procedure for the work of the congress, selecting necessary working bodies of the congress;

- the adoption of the Party’s Program, other general party political documents, introduction of amendments and additions to them;

- the adoption of the Party’s Charter, introduction of amendments and additions to it;

- election in accordance with the envisaged paragraph 6.6.2. of this Charter of a part of members of the Central Council of the Party (except in cases stipulated in paragraph 6.6.5 of the charter);

- election in accordance with the paragraph 6.12.1. of this Charter of a part of members of the Central Auditing Commission of the Party;

- hearing reports of the Central Council and the Central Auditing Commission of the Party, other bodies and persons elected by the congress, a report on activities of the faction of the Party in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, adoption of decisions on them;

- approval of the regulations on the Central Auditing Commission of the Party;

- decision-making on liquidation or reorganization of the Party;

- nomination of a candidate from the Party to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

- nomination of candidates from the Party to deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan (except in cases stipulated in paragraph 6.6.5 of the charter);

- consideration of other issues of the Party’s activities.

 

Decisions of the Congress of the Party are binding for all bodies, organizations and members of the Party.

6.6. The governing body of the Party in the period between congresses is the Central Council.

6.6.1. The Central Council, expressing the interests of the Party, acts on its behalf, ensures practical implementation of the Party’s program objectives, and the decisions of Party congresses.

6.6.2. The Central Council of the Party consists of representatives of the Karakalpak Republican, regional and Tashkent city organizations of the Party delegated to it by the same quota, as well as from members of the Central Council elected by the Congress of the Party, the number of which does not exceed one-fifth of the total number of members of the Central Council.

The term of office of members of the Central Council of the Party is five years.

6.6.3. The quota for electing the members of the Central Council of the Party and the procedure for their election are established by the decision of the Central Council plenum, as a rule, simultaneously with the adoption of decision on convening a congress of the Party.

6.6.4. The main form of activity of the Central Council of the Party is its plenary sessions, which are convened by the Executive Committee of the Central Council as necessary, but at least once a year.

6.6.5. The competence of the Central Council of the Party includes:

- in necessary cases (deterioration of the state of health, departure for permanent residence in other states, inability to perform appropriate powers, etc.) renewal of part of the Central Council of the party elected by the congress;

- approval of the Party symbols;

- discussion of issues of the Party’s statutory activity, adoption of decisions and general party political documents mandatory for all party organizations within the framework of the Program and the Party’s Charter;

- determination of the number and election from its membership of the corresponding number of members of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party, including the election and dismissal of the chairman of the Central Council of the Party and his deputies;

- in the period between congresses, with participation of the Party in the election of deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, instead of the retired, the nomination of candidates from the Party to the deputies of the Legislative Chamber;

- determination of the main directions of work of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party;

- annual hearing of reports on the work of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party and information on activities of the faction of the Party in the Legislative Chamber;

- the adoption of a decision on convening a congress of the Party, the proposed agenda, the norm of representation and the procedure for electing delegates of the congress;

- introduction for consideration of the congress of the proposal on nomination of a candidate from the Party to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

- introduction of proposals on nominating candidates from the Party to the deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan for consideration by the Congress;

- introducing proposals for approval of the Program and the Charter of the Party for consideration by the Congress, introducing amendments and additions to them;

- annual approval of the budget of the Party and hearing reports on its execution;

- approval of the main directions of the financial activity of the Party;

- determination of the amount of membership fees and the procedure for their payment;

- approval of the editors-in-chief of the central mass media of the Party;

- approval of internal normative documents mandatory for all party organizations specifying the procedure for the application of certain norms of the Charter;

- implementing other powers by which it is conferred by the Party Congress.

 

6.6.6. The Central Council of the Party may transfer the execution of some of the powers specified in this Charter to the Executive Committee of the Central Council.

6.6.7. The decisions of the Central Council of the Party, adopted within the framework of its authority, are mandatory for all party organizations.

6.7. In the period between the plenums of the Central Council of the Party, its Executive Committee, within the framework of powers granted to it by this Charter, as well as by the congress and the Central Council of the Party, represents the interests of the Party and acts on its behalf.

6.7.1. The Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party consists of the Chairman, Vice-Chairmen of the Central Council elected by the Central Council of the Party, and other members of the Executive Committee. The Karakalpak Republican Party organization has the right to delegate its representative to the Executive Committee.

6.7.2. Meetings of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party are held as necessary, but not less than once every three months.

6.7.3. The Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party:

- represents the interests of the Party in relations with other parties, socio-political organizations and movements;

- organizes the convocation of plenums of the Central Council of the Party;

- organizes implementation of decisions of congresses and the Central Council of the Party, coordinates activities of the faction of the Party in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

- takes decision on participation of the Party in the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, the regional, district and city Kengashes of people’s deputies;

- approves members of editorial boards of the central mass media of the Party;

- takes decisions on creation, reorganization and liquidation of regional party organizations, allocation for them of separate property and granting individual of them of the status of a legal entity;

- on the proposal of relevant regional organizations, takes decisions on establishment, reorganization and liquidation of district (city) party organizations, allocation of separate property and granting to individual of them the status of a legal entity;

- approves provisions on regional, district (city) party organizations, which are granted the status of a legal entity;

- creates institutions, enterprises of the Party, approves their charters, appoints their leaders and supervises their activities;

- implements other powers, which are assigned by the Central Council of the Party.

6.7.4. Decisions of the Executive Committee of the Central Council, taken within the framework of its competence, are mandatory for all Party organizations.

6.8. Permanent working body of the Central Council of the Party is the Presidium of the Executive Committee of the Central Council, which consists of the Chairman of the Central Council of the Party and his deputies elected at the plenary sessions.

6.8.1. Meetings of the Presidium of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party are convened by the Chairman of the Central Council as necessary.

6.8.2. The Presidium of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party:

- coordinates the work of regional party organizations on implementation of the decisions of the plenums of the Central Council and its Executive Committee;

- approves decisions on the election of chairmen of regional, district (city) party organizations;

- takes decisions on issuance of powers of attorney of the Central Council to the chairmen of regional and district (city) party organizations;

- forms the Office of the Central Council, directs its activities;

- executes other powers, which is given by the Executive Committee of the Central Council.

6.8.3. The decisions of the Presidium of the Executive Committee of the Central Council adopted within the framework of its competence are mandatory for all Party organizations.

6.9. The Chairman of the Central Council of the Party is elected from among the members of the Central Council at its plenum.

6.9.1. The Chairman of the Central Council of the Party has the following powers:

- acts on behalf of the Central Council of the Party, represents its interests and concludes agreements, protocols and other documents with other legal entities;

- conducts plenums of the Central Council of the Party, meetings of the Executive Committee and its Presidium, signs decisions taken by them;

- signs financial documents related to the activities of the party, or transfers these powers to one of his deputies;

- exercises other powers, which are conferred by the congress and the Central Council of the Party.

When electing the chairman of the Central Council of the Party as a deputy of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan and forming a faction of the Party in it, he can also be elected as the head of the faction.

6.10. Functions, powers, rights and duties of deputy chairmen of the Central Council of the Party are established by decisions of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party.

6.11. Organizational and information-analytical support of activities of the Central Council of the Party, the Executive Committee of the Central Council and its Presidium is carried out by the Office of the Central Council.

6.11.1. Membership, strength, order of activity of the Office of the Central Council of the Party is approved by the decision of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party.

6.11.2. Responsible employees of the Office of the Central Council of the Party, on the basis of relevant resolutions of the Presidium of the Executive Committee, are appointed and dismissed by orders of the Chairman of the Central Council.

6.12. The central control body of the party is the Central Auditing Commission.

6.12.1. The Central Auditing Commission of the Party consists of representatives of Karakalpak Republican, regional and Tashkent city organizations of the Party delegated to it by an equal quota, as well as its members elected by the Congress, the number of which does not exceed one-fifth of the total number of members of the Central Auditing Commission.

The quota for election to the Central Auditing Commission is established by the Central Council’s plenum, as a rule, simultaneously with the adoption of the decision on convening a congress of the Party.

The term of office of members of the Central Auditing Commission is five years.

The Central Auditing Commission, in necessary cases (deterioration of the state of health, departure for permanent residence in other states, inability to exercise appropriate powers, etc.) partially updates the composition of members of the Central Auditing Commission elected by the congress.

6.12.2. The Central Auditing Commission is accountable only to the Congress of the Party. It operates on the basis of this Charter and the Regulations on the Central Auditing Commission, approved by the Party Congress.

6.12.3. The Central Auditing Commission takes control over the financial and economic activities of the Party, and lower-level party organizations, the correct formation and targeted spending of the budget of the party.

6.12.4. Member of the Central Auditing Commission cannot simultaneously be a member of the Central Council of the Party or work in his office.

6.12.5. Members of the Central Auditing Commission may participate at the meetings of the leading and executive bodies of the Party of all levels with the right to a consultative vote.

6.12.6. Members of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party may participate at meetings of the Central Auditing Commission with the right to a consultative vote.

 

VII. REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS OF THE PARTY

7.1. Regional party organizations are separate units of the Party in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regions and the city of Tashkent.

7.2. Within the territory of the corresponding subject of the administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the regional party organization exercises all functions of the Party provided for by this Charter, represents and protects the interests of the Party. To this end, it unites the district (city) organizations of the Party, operating within the respective territory, directs and coordinates their activities.

7.3. The decision on establishment, reorganization and liquidation of regional party organizations is adopted by the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party.

When taking a decision on establishment of a new regional party organization, the same decision forms an organizing committee, which in a monthly period calls its constituent conference.

7.4. If a regional party organization needs it, the status of a legal entity may be granted by the decision of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party.

The same decision approves the Regulations on relevant regional party organization, which provides for the procedure for its creation, reorganization and termination of activities, its rights and obligations.

7.5. The governing body of the regional organization of the Party is its conference.

7.5.1. Conferences of regional party organizations are convened by relevant councils of the Party not less than once every five years in a period established by the plenum of the Central Council of the Party.

7.5.2. Delegates of the conference are elected from the district (city) party organizations in accordance with the decision of the plenum of the regional council of the Party on convening the conference, the norm of representation and the procedure for electing delegates.

Members of the Party’s regional council, members of the audit commission of the regional party organization and members of relevant party group in the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regional, Tashkent city Kengashes of people’s deputies, if they are not elected as delegates to the conference, have the right to participate in the conference with an advisory vote.

7.5.3. The competence of the conference of the regional party organization includes:

- election of a part of members of relevant party council provided for in paragraph 7.6.1 of this Charter (except as provided for in paragraph 7.6.4 of the Charter);

- election of members of the audit commission of the regional party organization (except as provided for in paragraph 7.10.1 of the Charter);

- hearing the reports of the regional party council, the audit commission of the regional party organization and taking decisions on them;

- hearing the reports of relevant party group of the Party in the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regional, Tashkent city council of people’s deputies and adoption of decisions on them;

- definition of priority directions of activity of the regional party organization;

- election of delegates to the Congress of the Party;

- election of representatives of the regional party organization in the part of members of the Central Council of the Party provided for in paragraph 6.6.2 of this Charter (except for cases stipulated in paragraph 7.6.4 of the charter);

- election of representatives of the regional party organization in the part of members of the Central Auditing Commission of the Party provided for in paragraph 6.12.1 of this Charter (except for cases stipulated in paragraph 7.10.1 of the charter);

- consideration of other issues of activities of the regional party organization.

7.6. In the period between conferences, the regional party council is the governing body of relevant regional party organization, represents its interests and acts on its behalf.

7.6.1. The regional council of the party consists of representatives of district (city) party organizations delegated to it on an equal quota, as well as members of respective council elected by the conference, the number of which does not exceed one-fifth of the total number of members of the council.

The term of office of members of the party’s regional council is five years.

7.6.2. The quota for election to the regional council of the party is determined by the plenum of the council, as a rule, simultaneously with the adoption of decision on convening the conference.

7.6.3. Plenums of the regional council of the party are held as necessary, but not less than once a year.

7.6.4. The Regional Council of the Party at its plenary meetings:

- elects from among its members the executive committee of the council, including the chairman of the council and his deputies;

- when necessary (deterioration of the state of health, departure for permanent residence in other states, inability of executing appropriate powers, etc.) partially renews the membership of the regional council of the party elected by the conference;

- defines the main areas of activity of the executive committee of the council;

- annually hears reports on activities of the executive committee of the council and information on the work of the party group in relevant representative state governing body;

- nominates candidates for deputies of the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regional, Tashkent city Kengashes of people’s deputies;

- when necessary (deterioration of health status, departure for permanent residence in other states, inability of execution of appropriate powers, etc.) delegates representatives of the regional party organization instead of those who left the Central Council of the Party;

- annually approves the budget of the regional organization of the Party and hears reports on its implementation;

- executes other powers, which is endowed by the conference of a regional party organization or the Central Council of the Party.

7.6.5. Decisions of the regional council of the Party, taken within the framework of its authority, are mandatory for the bodies accountable to it and the subordinate district (city) and primary organizations of the Party.

7.7. The Executive Committee of the Regional Council of the Party is the permanent governing body of relevant regional organization of the Party. In the period between the plenums of the Party’s regional council, the executive committee, within the framework of powers granted to it, represents the interests of the regional party organization, acts on its behalf.

7.7.1. The executive committee of the Party’s regional council consists of the chairman of the council elected by the plenum, deputy chairmen and other members of the executive committee, determined by the regional council.

7.7.2. Meetings of the executive committee of the regional council of the Party are held when necessary.

7.7.3. The Executive Committee of the Regional Council of the Party:

- organizes implementation of decisions of conferences of the regional party organization and plenums of the Party’s regional council, the central bodies of the Party, coordinates activities of subordinate district (city) and primary organizations for this purpose;

- organizes the execution of the budget of regional organization of the Party;

- coordinates the activity of the party group in the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, corresponding to the regional, Tashkent city Kengash of people’s deputies;

- directly supervises the Council’s staff;

- approves decisions of relevant councils on election of chairmen of district (city) councils of the Party;

- executes other powers with which it is conferred by the conference of the regional party organization and the plenum of the regional council of the Party.

7.7.4. The decisions of the executive committee of the regional council of the party, taken within its competence, are mandatory for all lower-level party organizations.

7.8. The chairman of the regional council of the Party is elected from among the members of the council at its plenary meeting. The decision on electing the chairman of the regional council is approved by the Presidium of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party.

7.8.1. Chairman of the Regional Council of the Party:

- acting on the basis of a power of attorney issued by the Central Council of the Party, represents the interests of the party’s regional council and concludes contracts, agreements, protocols and other documents with other legal entities;

- conducts plenums of the regional council of the party and meetings of its executive committee, signs the decisions made by them;

- executes other powers, which is endowed by the conference of the regional party organization and plenums of the regional council.

In case of election of the chairman of the regional council of the Party as a deputy of corresponding representative body of state power and creation of a party group in it, he can be elected also as the head of the group.

7.9. Organizational and information-analytical support of the activities of the regional council of the Party and its executive committee is carried out by the working staff of the council.

7.9.1. The membership, strength, and working order of the office of the Party’s regional councils are approved by the decision of the Presidium of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party.

7.9.2. Responsible employees of the office of the regional council of the Party are appointed and dismissed on the basis of relevant resolutions of the executive committee of the regional party council by orders of the chairman of the regional council,

7.10. The control body of the regional organization is the audit commission of the regional organization of the Party.

7.10.1. Members of the audit commissions of regional party organizations are elected at conferences of regional party organizations for a period of five years. Audit commissions of regional party organizations, when necessary (deterioration of health status, departure for permanent residence in other states, inability of the execution of appropriate powers, etc.) partially renew the composition of members of the Central Audit Commission elected by the conference of appropriate organization and members of the audit commission of the regional party organization.

A member of the Audit Commission cannot simultaneously be a member of the Party’s regional council.

7.10.2. Audit commissions of regional party organizations monitor the financial and economic activities of the party’s regional councils, subordinate district and city party organizations, the correctness of formation and targeted expenditure of budget of regional party organizations.

7.10.3. Members of the Audit Commission of a regional organization may participate at meetings of governing and executive bodies of the regional organization of the Party, district and city organizations that make up its membership with an advisory vote.

7.10.4. Members of the executive committee of the regional council can participate at the meetings of the audit commission of the regional organization of the Party with an advisory vote.

7.10.5. Audit commissions of regional party organizations operate on the basis of this Charter and the Regulations on Auditing Commissions of regional, district and city party organizations, approved by the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party.

 

VIII. DISTRICT AND CITY ORGANIZATIONS OF THE PARTY

8.1. District (city) party organizations are separate units of the Party operating within the territory of districts (cities) that are part of corresponding regional organizations.

8.2. Within the territory of respective district (city), the district (city) party organization shall perform all functions of the Party provided for by this Charter, represent and protect the interests of the Party. To this end, it unites the lower-level primary party organizations, directs and coordinates their activities.

8.3. The decision on establishment, reorganization and liquidation of district (city) party organizations is made by the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party at suggestion of relevant regional party organization.

When making a decision on creation of a new district (city) party organization, the same decision forms an organizing committee, which in a monthly period calls its constituent conference.

8.4. If necessary, the district (city) party organization may be granted the status of a legal entity by decision of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party.

The same decision approves the Regulations on relevant district (city) party organization, which provides for the procedure for its creation, reorganization and termination of activities, its rights and obligations.

8.5. The governing body of the district (city) party organization is its conference.

8.5.1. Conferences of district (city) party organizations are convened by relevant councils of the Party not less than once every five years at the period established by the plenum of the Central Council of the Party.

8.5.2. The delegates of the conference are elected from the primary party organizations in accordance with the decision of the plenum of the district (city) council of the Party on convening of the conference, the norm of representation and the procedure for electing delegates.

Members of the district (city) council of the Party, members of the audit commission of the district (city) party organization and members of the party group in relevant district (city) Kengash of people’s deputies, if they are not elected as delegates of the conference, have the right to participate in the conference with an advisory vote.

8.5.3. The competence of the conference of the district (city) party organization includes:

- election of a part of members of relevant party council provided for in paragraph 8.6.1 of this Charter (except as provided for in paragraph 8.6.4 of the Charter);

- election of members of the audit commission of the district (city) party organization (except as provided for in paragraph 8.10.1 of the Charter);

- hearing the reports of the district (city) council of the party, the audit commission of the district (city) party organization and taking decisions on them;

- hearing reports of the party group in relevant district (city) Kengash of people’s deputies and taking decisions on them;

- determination of priority directions of activity of the district (city) party organization;

- election of delegates to the conference of the regional party organization;

- election of representatives of the district (city) party organization in the part of members of the regional council of the party provided for in paragraph 7.6.1 of this Charter (except for cases stipulated in paragraph 8.6.4 of the charter);

- consideration of other issues of activities of the district (city) party organization.

8.6. In the period between conferences, district (city) council of the party is the governing body of the corresponding district (city) party organization, represents its interests and acts on its behalf.

8.6.1. The district (city) council of the party consists of representatives of primary party organizations delegated to it on an equal quota, as well as members of respective council elected by the conference, the number of which does not exceed one-fifth of the total number of council members.

The term of office of members of district (city) council of the party is five years.

8.6.2. The quota for election to the district (city) council of the party is determined by the plenum of the council, as a rule, simultaneously with the decision on convening the conference.

8.6.3. Plenums of the district (city) council of the party are held as necessary, but not less than once a year.

8.6.4. The district (city) council of the party at its plenary meetings:

- elects from its membership the executive committee of the council, including the chairman of the council and his deputy;

- when necessary (deterioration of health status, departure to permanent residence in other states, inability of execution of appropriate powers, etc.) partially renews the membership of the district (city) council of the party elected by the conference;

- defines the main areas of work of the executive committee of the council;

- annually hears reports on the work of the executive committee of the council and information on the work of the party group in relevant local representative state governing body;

- nominates candidates for deputies of the district (city) Kengash of people’s deputies;

- when necessary (deterioration of health status, departure to permanent residence in other states, inability of execution of appropriate powers, etc.) delegates representatives of the district (city) party organization instead of those who have left the regional council of the Party;

- annually approves the budget of the district (city) organization of the Party and hears reports on its implementation;

- executes other powers with which it is conferred by the conference of the district (city) party organization, the regional or Central Council of the Party.

8.6.5. Decisions of the district (city) council of the party, taken within its authority, are mandatory for bodies accountable to it and the lower-level primary party organizations.

8.7. The Executive Committee of the district (city) council of the party is the permanent governing body of relevant district (city) organization of the Party. In the period between the plenums of the district (city) council of the Party, the executive committee, within the framework of powers granted to it, represents the interests of the district (city) party organization, acts on its behalf.

8.7.1. The executive committee of the district (city) council of the Party consists of the chairman of the council, deputy chairman and other members of the executive committee who are elected by the district (city council), according to the established norm.

8.7.2. The meetings of the executive committee of the district (city) council of the Party are held as necessary,

8.7.3. The Executive Committee of the district (city) council of the Party:

- organizes implementation of decisions of conferences of the district (city) party organization and plenums of the district (city) Party council, central and regional bodies of the Party, coordinates activities of subordinate primary organizations for this purpose;

- in cases provided for in this Charter, takes decisions on admission to the Party and termination of membership in it;

- organizes work on admission to the Party of new members and keeping records of members of the Party;

- takes note of the statements of individual members of the Party on voluntary withdrawal from the Party or temporary suspension of membership in it;

- organizes the execution of budget of the district (city) organization, implements measures on ensuring timely payment of membership fees by members of the Party;

- coordinates activity of the Party group in corresponding district (city) Kengash of people’s deputies;

- during the election campaign, makes decisions on appointment of party observers from the Party to election districts and authorized representatives of the Party for participating in counting of votes in polling stations, informs relevant election commissions in accordance with the procedure established by the legislation;

- directly governs staff members of the council;

- executes other powers with which it is assigned by the plenum of the district (city) council of the Party.

8.7.4. Decisions of the executive committee of the district (city) council of the Party, taken within its competence, are mandatory for all subordinate primary organizations.

8.8. The chairman of the district (city) council of the Party is elected from among the members of the council at its plenum.

8.8.1. The decision on electing the chairman of the district (city) council is subject to approval by the executive committee of respective regional council and the Presidium of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party.

8.8.2. Chairman of the district (city) council of the Party:

- acting on the basis of a power of attorney issued by the Central Council of the Party, represents the interests of the district (city) council of the Party and concludes agreements, protocols and other documents with other legal entities;

- conducts plenums of the district (city) council of the party and meetings of its executive committee, signs decisions made by them;

- exercises other powers, which are endowed by the conference of the district (city) party organization and the plenums of the district (city) council.

 

In case of election of the chairman of the district (city) council of the Party as a deputy of corresponding representative state governing body and creation of a party group in it, he can also be elected as the head of the group.

 

8.9. If there are financial possibilities for organizational and information-analytical support of activities of the district (city) council of the Party and its executive committee, a working office of the council is created.

8.9.1. The membership, the maximum number, the working order of the office of district (city) councils of the Party shall be approved by the decision of the Presidium of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party.

8.9.2. Employees of the district (city) council of the Party, on the basis of relevant resolutions of the executive committee of the district (city) council, are appointed and dismissed by orders of the chairman of the council.

8.10. The control body of the district (city) organization is the audit commission of the district (city) organization of the Party.

8.10.1. Members of audit commissions are elected at conferences of district (city) party organizations for a period of five years.

Audit commissions of district (city) party organizations, in necessary cases (deterioration in the state of health, departure for permanent residence in other states, inability of execution of appropriate powers, etc.) partially update the composition of members of audit commissions of the district (city) party organizations elected by conferences of district (city) party organizations.

A member of the Audit Commission cannot simultaneously be a member of the district (city) council of the Party.

8.10.2. Audit commissions of district (city) party organizations take control over the financial and economic activities of district (city) councils of the party and correctness of formation and purposeful expenditure of budgetary resources of the district (city) party organizations.

8.10.3. Members of the audit commission of the district (city) organization can participate at the meetings of the governing and executive bodies of the district (city) organization of the Party with an advisory vote.

8.10.4. Members of the executive committee of the district (city) council can participate at the meetings of the audit commission of the district (city) organization of the Party with an advisory vote.

8.10.5. Audit commissions of district (city) party organizations shall act on the basis of this Charter and the Regulations on Auditing Commissions of regional, district and city party organizations, approved by the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party.

 

IX. PRIMARY ORGANIZATIONS OF THE PARTY

9.1. Primary organizations of the Party are the grass-roots structural subdivisions of the district (city) organizations and are created for direct association of at least three members of the Party at their place of residence or work.

9.2. The primary organization of the Party is created and liquidated by the decision of the executive committee of the corresponding district (city) council of the Party.

When making a decision on establishment of a new primary party organization, its organizational meeting is held on a monthly basis, at which the chairman of the primary organization and his deputy or, if necessary, the council of the primary organization consisting of the chairman of the organization, his deputy and other members of the council are elected.

9.3. It is not allowed to create primary organizations of the Party in the state governing bodies and administration, creative unions, voluntary societies and funds, educational institutions.

9.4. The primary organization of the Party:

- directly conducts activity among the population on explanation and propaganda of the party’s program goals, seeks to expand the number of supporters of the party in the sphere of its operation;

- interacting with representatives of various social groups of the party’s electorate, reveals problems concerning them, develops and submits its proposals to the higher party bodies on solving these problems;

- organizes political education of party members;

- during the period of election campaigns, conducts pre-election campaigning in support of the Party and candidates nominated from it on the territory of its operation;

- works on selection and admission of new members to the Party, takes decisions on termination of membership, registers suspension of membership by individual members of the Party;

- conducts primary accounting of Party members, interacts on these issues with relevant district (city) council of the Party;

- organizes discussion at its meetings of a joint discussion of all-party issues with Party members, brings to them the decisions of higher party bodies;

- takes control over the transfer by members of the Party, registered in it, of membership fees to the account of the corresponding council of the Party.

The primary organization can execute other functions related to conduction of socio-political activity among the population and organizational unification of Party members.

9.5. The governing body of primary party organization is the general meeting of the Party members, which is held as required, but not less than once a year.

9.5.1. The competence of the general meeting of the primary party organization includes:

- election of the chairman of the primary party organization, his deputy and, if necessary, the members of the organization’s council, for a period of one year, hearing their reports and taking decisions on them (except as provided for in paragraph 9.6.3 of the charter);

- election of delegates to the conference of the district (city) organization of the Party;

- delegation in accordance with the procedure specified in paragraphs 8.6.1 and 8.6.2 of this Charter, representatives of the primary party organization in the district (city) council of the party (except in cases stipulated by paragraph 9.6.3 of the charter);

- making decisions on admission to the Party and termination of membership;

- taking note of statements of individual members of the Party on the voluntary withdrawal from the Party or the temporary termination of its membership in the Party.

9.6. In the period between meetings, the leadership activity of the primary party organization is carried out by the chairman of the primary party organization and his deputy elected by the meeting for a period of one year.

9.6.1. Chairman of the primary party organization:

- carries out general management of the statutory activities of the primary party organization;

- conducts general party meetings of the primary party organization, composes and signs their protocols, conducts other necessary records management;

- directly keeps records of party members in a list form or in an electronic database;

- ensures safety of party documents and material values ​​provided by higher party bodies;

- exercises other powers, which is given by the general meeting of the primary party organization and higher party bodies.

9.6.2. In the absence of the chairman of the primary organization, his deputy is in charge of his function.

9.6.3. In the primary party organization with a membership of more than 50 party members, a primary organization council consisting of the chairman, deputy chairman of the primary organization and other council members may be elected. The council of the primary party organization in the period between general meetings, in necessary cases (deterioration in the state of health, departure for permanent residence in other states, inability to exercise appropriate powers, etc.) may partially update the members of the governing bodies of the district (city) and primary organization elected by the general meeting with a subsequent decision on this for approval by the general meeting of the primary party organization.

 

X. DEPUTY ASSOCIATIONS OF THE PARTY

10.1. In order to express the interests of the Party in representative bodies of state power, the faction of the Party in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan and party groups in the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regional, district and city Kengashes of people’s deputies are established from among the deputies nominated by it in accordance with the procedure established by law.

10.2. Creation and termination of the activity of the faction of the Party in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and its party groups in the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regional, district and city Kengashes of people’s deputies is carried out in accordance with the procedure established by the legislation.

10.3. The faction of the Party in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan and its party groups in the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regional, district and city Kengashes of people’s deputies have the rights established by the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

10.4. The faction of the Party in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan organizes its activities in accordance with the program documents of the Party, the tasks of its parliamentary activity determined by the Party Congress and relevant recommendations of the central bodies of the Party.

10.4.1. The faction of the Party in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan has the right legally granted to it on applying to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the initiative on dismissing the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

This appeal of the faction must be coordinated with the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party.

10.4.2. In accordance with the procedure provided by the legislation, the faction of the Party in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan may declare itself as opposition by agreement with the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party.

10.4.3. The activity of the faction of the Party in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan is coordinated by the Executive Committee of the Central Council.

10.4.4. For coordinating positions on fundamental political issues, joint meetings of the faction and the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party can be held.

10.4.5. Members of the faction in voting at the meetings of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan adhere to jointly developed positions.

10.4.6. The faction of the Party in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan annually informs the plenum of the Central Council about its activities. Report on activities of the faction for the period of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan is heard by the Party Congress.

10.5. Party groups in the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regional, district and city Kengashes of people’s deputies organize their activities, in the manner prescribed by law, based on the program documents of the Party, the tasks of deputy activity determined by the Party congress and conferences of relevant regional and district (city) party organizations, recommendations of relevant councils of the Party.

10.5.1. Party groups in the regional and Tashkent city Kengashes of people’s deputies have the right to initiate the submission to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan of justified conclusions on unsatisfactory activity of persons approved for the post of khokim of the region and the city of Tashkent in order to improve the effectiveness of control functions.

The rationale for these conclusions should be based on systematic information and analytical monitoring of activities of the khokim of the region and the city of Tashkent, and coordinated with the executive committee of relevant regional council of the Party.

If necessary, the regional council can apply to the Central Council of the Party for the appropriate consultations, as well as involve independent experts in the analysis of the prepared opinion for no more than twenty days from the date of the commencement of the approval.

10.5.2. Activities of party groups in the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regional, district and city Kengashes of people’s deputies are coordinated by the executive committees of respective councils of the Party.

10.5.3. Joint meetings of the party group in the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regional, district, city Kengash of people’s deputies and the executive committee of the corresponding council of the Party can be held for coordinating positions on fundamental issues.

10.5.4. Members of the party group in the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, the regional, district, city Kengash of people’s deputies adhere to the jointly developed positions when voting at sessions of respective representative bodies of state power.

10.5.5. Party groups in the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regional, district and city Kengashes of people’s deputies annually inform the plenums of corresponding councils of the party about their activities. Reports on their activities for the period of authority are heard at conferences of relevant party organizations.

 

XI. PARTICIPATION OF THE PARTY IN ELECTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN AND ELECTIONS TO REPRESENTATIVE STATE GOVERNING BODIES

11.1. The procedure for participation of the Party in the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan is determined by the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Law “On elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan” and other legislative acts.

11.1.1. The decision on participation of the Party in the elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan is taken at the plenum of the Central Council of the Party, convened by the Executive Committee within a week after the announcement of the beginning of the election campaign.

11.1.2. The candidate for the post of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Party is nominated at the party congress. The decision on this is taken by a majority votes of the delegates present at the congress, it is formalized by the appropriate protocol and sent to the Central Election Commission.

11.2. The procedure for participation of the Party in elections to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan is determined by the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On elections to the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan” and other legislative acts.

11.2.1. The decision on participation of the Party in elections to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan is made by the Executive Committee of the Central Council within a week after the announcement of the beginning of the election campaign.

11.2.2. Candidates for deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Party are nominated:

- at regular elections to the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan – by the Party congress;

- in the elections of deputies of the Legislative Chamber instead of withdrawn – by the plenum of the Central Council.

11.2.3. The decision on nomination of candidates for deputy to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan shall be made by a simple majority of delegates present at the congress (members of the Central Council of the Party), drawn up by relevant protocol and sent to the Central Election Commission.

11.2.4. If necessary, the decision of the governing body of the Party on nomination of a person as a candidate for deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan may be canceled by the decision of the Executive Committee of the Central Council no later than five days before the elections.

11.3. The procedure for participation of the Party in the elections to the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regional, district and city Kengashes of people’s deputies is determined by the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Constitution of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On elections to the regional, district and city Kengashes of people’s deputies”, the Law of the Republic of Karakalpakstan “On elections in the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and other legislative acts.

11.3.1. Decision on participation of the Party in the elections to the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regional, district and city Kengashes of people’s deputies is adopted by the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party within a week after the announcement of the beginning of the election campaign.

11.3.2. Candidates for deputies of the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regional, district and city Kengashes of people’s deputies from the Party are nominated by the corresponding councils of the party.

11.3.3. The decision on nominating candidates for deputies of the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regional, district, city Kengash of people’s deputies is made by the majority of the council members present at the meeting of the respective council of the Party, drawn up by a protocol and sent to the appropriate election commission.

11.3.4. If necessary, the decision of the regional, district (city) council of the party on nominating a person as a candidate for deputy not later than five days before the elections can be canceled by a decision of the executive committee of relevant council.

11.3.5. In the elections of deputies of the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regional, district and city Kengashes of people’s deputies, instead of the withdrawn decision on participating in the elections and nominating candidates for deputy from the Party in agreement with the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party, adopted by the executive committee of the corresponding council of the Party.

 

XII. PARTY RELATIONS WITH OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES AND NGOs

12.1. The party can join unions (blocs) with political parties of the Republic of Uzbekistan, contractual relations with them and other public associations.

The party can establish relations with foreign parties and public organizations.

12.2. The faction of the Party in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan may, in accordance with the procedure established by law, unite in a bloc with factions of other political parties or agree with them on a joint position.

12.2.1. The decision to join the bloc with factions of other political parties is taken at a meeting of the faction in agreement with the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party.

12.2.2. The decision on the joint position of the faction of the Party in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the factions of other political parties is adopted by the head of the faction in agreement with the Presidium of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party.

12.3. Party groups in the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regional, district and city Kengashes of people’s deputies can agree on a joint position with party groups of other political parties.

12.3.1. The decision on the joint position of the party group in the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, the regional, district (city) Kengash of people’s deputies and the party groups of other political parties is made by the head of the party group in agreement with the executive committee of relevant regional, district (city) council of the Party.

 

XIII. SOURCES OF FINANCING OF THE PARTY, ITS PROPERTY AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

13.1. The party may, in accordance with the procedure established by law, use the following sources of financing for carrying out its purposes and tasks:

- membership fee;

- income received from entrepreneurial activity in accordance with the legislation;

- State budget funds of the Republic of Uzbekistan allocated in accordance with the Law “On financing political parties”;

- donations of legal entities and citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan, carried out in accordance with the Law “On financing political parties”;

- other income not prohibited by the legislation.

13.2. To the objects of ownership of the Party, which it disposes through its governing and executive bodies, include buildings, structures, enterprises and farms, publishers, vehicles, equipment, implements, cultural, educational and recreational facilities, cash, as well as other property, acquired or created at the expense of party funds.

13.2.1. The resolution of issues on the sale or other alienation of party property is the exclusive competence of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Party.

13.2.2. The Central Council of the Party, the Karakalpak Republican, regional, Tashkent city councils of the Party, as well as district and city councils of the Party may, in accordance with the legislation, have an independent balance, accounts in banking institutions, seals with their names.

13.3. The sources of formation of the Party’s funds are membership fees, donations from legal entities and citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan, funds allocated from the state budget, as well as income from business activities and other income not prohibited by applicable legislation.

13.3.1. The budget of the party, the amount of deductions to it from the incomes of local party organizations, as well as the enterprises and institutions of the party, the report on its implementation is annually approved by the plenum of the Central Council. The approved Budget of the Party and the report on its implementation are published annually for general information.

13.3.2. The budgets of regional, district and city party organizations and reports on their implementation are annually approved by the plenums of corresponding party councils and brought to the attention of lower-level party organizations and party members.

13.3.3. Part of the funds in the amount determined by the Central Council of the Party, if necessary, can be sent to the reserve fund of the Party.

13.4. Membership fees are paid monthly by party members to the accounts of relevant regional, district (city) councils of the Party by deducting the amount of contributions from their wages on the basis of applications submitted to enterprises and organizations at their place of work or by transferring corresponding funds from their personal banking plastic cards.

13.4.1. The amount of monthly contributions paid by Party members, the procedure and conditions for the full or partial exemption of individual party members from their payment, as well as the amount of monthly deductions of part of incoming membership fees to the accounts of the Central Council, Karakalpak Republican, regional and Tashkent city councils of the Party are approved by the plenum of the Central Council of the Party simultaneously with the approval or introducing amendments to the budget of the Party for relevant financial year.

13.4.2. For financing the statutory activities of primary party organizations, part of the funds from the amount of membership fees and other income is directed. The amount of these funds is annually determined simultaneously with the approval of the budget of Karakalpak Republican, regional, Tashkent city party organization.

The disposal of these funds, their expenditure on the immediate needs of primary party organizations, upon their submission, are carried out by the executive committees of corresponding regional, district and city councils of the party.

13.5. For the operational management of assets and funds on their balance, the Central Council of the Party, Karakalpak Republican, regional and Tashkent city party councils can create affairs offices or appoint managers of affairs acting on the basis of provisions approved by the executive committees of respective party councils.

13.5.1. Operational management of property and funds of district, city councils of the party are carried out, as a rule, by chairmen of councils.

13.5.2. Management of enterprises and institutions of the Party is carried out in accordance with their charters and regulations by their leaders.

 

XIV. THE PROCEDURE OF DECISION-MAKING IN THE PARTY

14.1. The following conditions for the competence of the meetings of the leading and executive bodies of the party are established:

- for congresses of the Party, conferences of regional, district and city organizations of the Party – the presence of more than half of the delegates elected to them;

- for plenums and meetings of the executive committees of the Central, regional, district and city councils of the Party – the presence of more than half of these bodies;

- for party meetings of primary organizations – the presence of more than half of the registered members of the Party.

14.2. Decisions of the governing and executive bodies of the Party are taken by open or closed voting, at the discretion of participants of the meeting of relevant body of the Party.

14.2.1. Decisions on the adoption of the Charter and the Party Program, introducing amendments, as well as decisions on reorganization or termination of the Party’s activities are taken by the Congress of the Party by a qualified majority of two-thirds of present delegates.

14.2.2. All other decisions of the governing and executive bodies of the Party are taken by a majority of members present at the meetings of these bodies.

 

XV. PROCEDURE FOR THE ADOPTION OF THE CHARTER AND PROGRAM OF THE PARTY AND INTRODUCTION OF AMENDMENTS AND ADDITIONS

15.1. The Charter and the Program of the Party are adopted, amendments and additions to them are made by the decision of the Party Congress on the proposal of the Central Council, taking into account the opinion of Karakalpak Republican, regional and Tashkent city party organizations.

 

XVI. PROCEDURE OF REORGANIZATION AND TERMINATION OF PARTY ACTIVITIES

16.1. The reorganization of the Party can be carried out by the decision of the Party Congress.

16.2. The Party’s activities may be terminated as a result of dissolution of the party or by a decision of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

16.3. The decision on the reorganization or self-dissolution of the Party can be made by the Congress of the Party taking into account the opinion of all its regional organizations and is deemed valid if at least two thirds of the delegates of the congress vote for it.

16.4. Upon termination of the Party’s activities, the procedures provided for by the law on liquidation of a legal entity are carried out by the liquidation commission, which is created by the decision of the Party Congress.

16.5. After completion of mutual accounts with other legal entities, the property of the party shall be directed to the purposes stipulated by the Charter or by the decision of the liquidation commission.

16.6. In the event of liquidation of the Party of law and duties of employees of the executive office of the Central, regional, district and city councils of the Party are implemented in accordance with the procedure established by the Labor Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

16.7. Documents of the Party after its liquidation in accordance with the procedure established by the legislation shall be deposited for storage in state archival institutions.

 

XVII. FINAL PROVISIONS

17.1. Issues of the Party’s relations with state bodies and other legal entities not regulated by the norms of the Party’s Charter are resolved in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan and other legislative acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan.