A ceremony was held for Mirziyoyev, who won the presidential election held in the country last month, at the joint General Assembly meeting organized by the lower house of the Uzbek Parliament, the Legislative Assembly and the upper house of the Senate.
Members of the government, heads of state institutions, representatives of diplomatic missions and journalists attended the ceremony.
Central Election Commission Chairman Zayniddin Nizami Qocayev, in his speech at the ceremony, noted that a total of 16,212,343 voters across the country voted in the presidential election and the voter turnout was 80.4 percent.
Zayniddin Nizami Qocayev stated that Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who was nominated again from the Liberal Democratic Party, won the presidential election in which five candidates competed, and received 80.12 percent of the votes, and handed over the presidential mandate and the document showing that he won the elections to Mirziyoyev.
Taking an oath by putting his hand on the Constitution of Uzbekistan and the Holy Quran, Mirziyoyev said, “I swear to serve the people of Uzbekistan faithfully, to abide by the constitution and laws of the country, to ensure the protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens, and to conscientiously fulfill the duties and duties assigned to the President of Uzbekistan.”
Making a speech after the swearing-in ceremony, Mirziyoyev thanked the people of the country for his re-election.
Noting that his winning the elections is an indication that his policy was adopted by the people and that the path they chose was the right one, Mirziyoyev said, “I consider my election as President of Uzbekistan to be an appreciation of our policy towards building a new Uzbekistan.” Expressing that he is aware of the fact that being elected president in a difficult period carries a great responsibility and duty, Mirziyoyev thanked those who supported him. Mirziyoyev also thanked his opponents in the presidential election and stated that he was ready to cooperate with them in the development of the country.
Mirziyoyev was elected for a five-year term.
In Uzbekistan, which has a population of 35 million, where only political parties can nominate presidential candidates by law, there are more than 20 million registered voters, and 10,760 ballot boxes were set up across the country in the elections held on October 24.
Narzulla Oblomuradov from the Ecology Party, Maksuda Vorisova from the People’s Democratic Party, Alishir Kadyrov from the National Proliferation Democratic Party, Bahrom Abduhalimov from the ‘Justice’ Social Democratic Party and President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who was nominated again from the Liberal Democratic Party, competed in the elections in Uzbekistan, where the president was elected for a five-year term.
The election was followed by nearly 1000 international observers from more than 50 countries, as well as organizations from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Turkic Council and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
After the early elections in December of the same year, following the death of the first President Islam Karimov, who ruled the country for 27 years, in September 2016, Mirziyoyev won the presidential election, which was held on 24 October, with 80.12 percent of the votes against his 4 opponents.