PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS 2016
December 15, 2016
INFORMATION ABOUT A JOINT SESSION OF THE CHAMBERS OF UZBEKISTAN’S OLIY MAJLIS (PARLIAMENT) DEVOTED TO PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION
This joint session of the Legislative Chamber and Senate of Uzbekistan’s Oliy Majlis (parliament) devoted to Presidential inauguration took place in Tashkent on 14 December 2016.
The ceremony was attended by members of the government of the Republic of Uzbekistan, leaders of ministries and departments, members of the Central Electoral Commission, the heads of foreign states’ embassies and international organizations’ representative offices and representatives of domestic and foreign media.
The chairman of the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan, M.Abdusalomov, opened the joint session. He said that Uzbek citizens had displayed their high political culture and feeling of involvement in the Motherland’s destiny and actively participated in the 4 December 2016 elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Five international organizations and nearly 600 observers from 46 states observed the electoral processes. This is clear evidence that the presidential elections were held transparently completely conforming to international standards and democratic requirements, within the national electoral law.
In the elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, which were held at a high level, Candidate from the movement of entrepreneurs and businessmen - the Uzbekistan Liberal-Democratic Party (UzLiDeP) Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev won garnering 88.61 per cent of the votes cast in the elections.
On behalf of those in the hall and voters, the chairman of the Central Electoral Commission cordially congratulated Shavkat Mirziyoyev on his election to the post of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and handed him the official document of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and a certificate from the Central Electoral Commission.
In accordance with Article 92 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev took the oath of office of the President of Uzbekistan: “I do solemnly affirm that I will faithfully serve the nation of Uzbekistan, strictly follow the republic’s Constitution and laws, guarantee citizens’ rights and liberties and conscientiously carry out the duties of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.”
Then the national anthem of the Republic of Uzbekistan was played.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev made a speech at the ceremony.
With this, the Presidential inauguration ceremony concluded.
After a break, the joint session of the chambers of Oliy Majlis looked at the issue of confirmation of a candidate for the post of Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev recommended the candidature of Abdulla Nigmatovich Aripov for the post of Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Abdulla Aripov has been working in the position of deputy Prime Minister of the country.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev said: “We have thought about this issue a great deal and held many discussions. We have also had a thorough discussion with the leadership and active members of the Uzbekistan Liberal-Democratic Party. Taking into consideration all the views and opinions expressed during these discussions, I recommend for this position the candidature of Abdulla Nigmatovich Aripov who has many years’ experience of working in administrative positions and who has worked in the position of deputy Prime Minister for 11 years.”
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev familiarized those gathered with A.Aripov’s biography and spoke about the candidate’s professional experience, knowledge and human qualities.
Those who made speeches at the session supported priorities specified in the speech of the President. They also approved of the nomination of A.Aripov to the position of Prime Minister. Oliy Majlis’s chambers adopted a resolution confirming Abdulla Aripov in the position of Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
With this the joint session of the Legislative Chamber and Senate of Uzbekistan’s Oliy Majlis concluded.