Uzbekistan Announces Early Presidential Elections

Uzbekistan Announces Early Presidential Elections
Presidential Elections in Uzbekistan, October 24, 2021 (Photo:

Uzbekistan will hold early presidential elections on July 9, 2023. The corresponding Decree was signed by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, News Central Asia reported on Tuesday.

The President of Uzbekistan held a meeting with the heads of the parliamentary chambers, political parties, the judiciary and executive authorities, and representatives of the public on Monday, where he initiated an initiative to hold early presidential elections.

 "For the successful implementation of such large-scale tasks, it is advisable that in the renewed system of state power, our people give a mandate to a leader they trust," Shavkat Mirziyoyev said. The Uzbek leader also said he is giving up the remaining three and a half years of his presidential term.

Article 128 of Uzbekistan’s newly-adopted Constitution, ratified by referendum on April 30 and taking effect May 1, enshrines the President’s right to call for early elections.