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People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan

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President  Hotamzhon Ketmonov
Youth wing  Istikbol
Headquarters  Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Founded  November 1, 1991; 25 years ago (1991-11-01)
Preceded by  Communist Party of Uzbekistan
Newspaper  Golos Uzbekistana, O'zbekiston Ovozi

The People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (Uzbek: O'zbekistan Xalq Demokratik Partiyasi, O'zXDP or PDP) is a political party in Uzbekistan. Founded in 1991, the PDP, representing the left wing of the political force of Uzbekistan, supports creation of strong legal state and humane and equitable society in Uzbekistan.


The PDP was founded in October 1991 after the Communist Party of Uzbekistan voted to cut its ties with the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and change its name to PDP. The party was led by President Islam Karimov since its foundation until 1996, at which point Karimov stepped down and resigned his membership. Karimov created the Uzbekistan Liberal Democratic Party in 2003, possibly with the intention of making the country appear to have a multiparty system. This is supported by the fact that the PDP has remained supportive of Karimov's policies and retained his favor. In 2013, Hotamzhon Ketmonov was elected chairman of the PDP. Ketmonov ran as the party's candidate in the 2015, receiving 2.92% of the vote.

At the legislative elections of 24 December 2004 and 9 January 2005, the party won 28 out of 120 seats.


People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Wikipedia