First time in Uzbekistan history the prime minister is nominated by majority party

_XPI0217Until now Uzbek president Islam Karimov used to nominate prime minister whose candidacy  was then subject to approval by parliament.  Reportedly, for the first time in the history of Uzbekistan, the candidacy of the prime minister was nominated by the parliament majority party; Uzbekistan Liberal Democratic party (UzLiDeP), and is now subject for approval by the president.

O‘zbekiston Bosh vaziri Shavkat Mirziyoyev © ITAR-TASS

57-year-old Shaukat Mirziyoev has served as prime minister since 2003.

He was previously nominated by President Islam Karimov in December 12, 2003 and approved by the Uzbek parliament. Prior to the appointment of the Prime Minister, from September 2001 to 2003 he was khokim (mayor) of Samarkand region, previously held a similar post in Jizzakh region from 1996 to 1999.

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About Ahmed Islamov

I was born and raised in Uzbekistan and lived in that country for about two thirds of my life. I left the country about 14 years ago but sustained tight bonds with my family and friends living there. I know and communicate personally with hundreds of people including blue-, white- or pink-collar workers. I am naturally very attached to and concerned with everything that is going on there.
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