Shavkat Mirziyoyev has officially assumed the office of the President of Uzbekistan. The inauguration ceremony took place during the joint session of both chambers of the Parliament, TASS reported.
Mirziyoyev swore his allegiance to the people of Uzbekistan, promising to follow the Constitution and the laws of the republic, guarantee rights and freedoms of citizens, and to fulfill his commitments as the head of the state.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev won the presidential election in Uzbekistan, having gained almost 89 percent of the votes. According to the country’s Central Election Committee, the acting president received 15,906,724 votes (that’s 88.61 percent from all votes, with the overall voters’ turnout 87.73 percent). The candidate from the Liberal-Democratic party of Uzbekistan, Mirziyoyev has been the acting president since September 2016, when the previous long-standing leader Islam Karimov died.