Doniyor Ganiev: “Khokims should be deprived of the right to be deputies and senators”
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Deputy of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis Doniyor Ganiev said that the right of khokims to be elected to local councils should be limited.
“After the adoption of the new version of the Constitution, a decision should be made to amend the legislation. In fact, according to the current legislation, it is impossible for a representative of the executive branch to become a deputy, that is, a representative of the legislative branch. Only for khokims an exception is made.
When amending the Electoral Code, khokims should be deprived of the right to be elected deputies and should be accountable to the kengash of their level. Logically, kengash has one of the main tasks to control the executive power.
This illogicality is not limited to local kengashes. It also has a partial effect on our upper parliament. The heads of the 14 regions are also considered representatives of the Senate. This is a continuation of the question above. If the Electoral Code deprives them of the right to be deputies, they will not have the right to be senators. This plays an important role in establishing effective control over the executive power by the people’s deputies," Ganiev said during an audio chat on Twitter.