The current President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, announced early elections and abandoned the remainder of his presidential term. The decision followed a referendum in which the Uzbek people supported constitutional reforms and gave the president the option of two new seven-year terms. The referendum expanded the constitutional rights of Uzbeks, and also gave President Shavkat Mirziyoyev the opportunity to reset his previous presidential term and be re-elected for two extended seven-year terms. The President announced the need for a new mandate under the new constitution to continue reforms.
Although the head of the country did not name a specific date for the elections, he noted that according to the law of Uzbekistan, notification of elections must be announced at least two months before the scheduled date.
Mirziyoyev praised the Uzbek people as “the real authors of the updated constitution” approved by an overwhelming majority in the referendum. He also offered a number of promises for the future, including expanding social services for those in need, supporting different ethnic groups and achieving harmony in society.
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Let us remind you that Shavkat Mirziyoyev is the President of Uzbekistan, who has held this post since December 2016. He is an important figure in the country’s political scene and plays a key role in Uzbekistan’s modernization and reforms after the long reign of his predecessor, Islam Karimov. Mirziyoyev was born on July 24, 1957. He started his career in agriculture and then moved into politics. Before he became president, he held various senior positions in the government of Uzbekistan, including prime minister.
After the death of Islam Karimov, who was the first president of Uzbekistan, Mirziyoyev was elected president in special elections in December 2016. He was re-elected in the next elections in October 2021.
During his presidency, the outstanding politician carried out a number of reforms aimed at modernizing the country and improving the economic situation of the population. The country continues to develop steadily. The President works both on the development of the country in internal affairs and in the international arena. His administration is also committed to strengthening Uzbekistan’s international relations with other countries and regional organizations.