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Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan
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Formed1 September 1991
Preceding Government
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The Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan (Uzbek: O'zbekiston Respublikasining Hukumati/Узбекистон Республикасининг Ҳукумати) exercises executive power in the Republic of Uzbekistan. The members of the government are the President of Uzbekistan, Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, Ministers, and deputy ministers. It has its legal basis in the Constitution of Uzbekistan. Cabinet of Ministers - The Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan is the executive power body of the Republic of Uzbekistan, ensuring guidance over effective functioning of the economy, social and cultural development, execution of the laws, and other decisions of Supreme Assembly, as well as decrees and resolutions issued by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Current Cabinet[edit]

The cabinet consists of the following members:

Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan
Office Name Political party
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev Liberal Democratic
Prime Minister Abdulla Oripov Liberal Democratic
Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulaziz Komilov -
Minister of Internal Affairs Poʻlat Bobojonov -
Minister of Finance Jamshid Kuchkarov[1] -
Minister of Defense Abdusalom Azizov -
Minister of Emergency Situations Tursinkhon Khudayberganov -
Minister of Justice Muzraf Ikramov -
Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade Elyor Ganiev -
Minister of Economy Galina Saidova -
Minister of Culture and Sports Minkhajidin Khodjimatov -
Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources Zoir Mirzayev -
Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population Aktam Khaitov -
Minister of Higher and Secondary Special Education Bakhodir Khodiev -
Minister of Public Education Sherzod Shermatov -
Minister of Public Health Anvar Alimov -
Minister of Energy Alisher Sultanov[2] -

The Republic of Uzbekistan is a presidential constitutional republic, whereby the President of Uzbekistan is both head of state and head of government. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in the two chambers of the Supreme Assembly, the Senate and the Legislative Chamber. The judicial branch (or judiciary), is composed of the Supreme Court, Constitutional Court, and Higher Economic Court that exercises judicial power.

The movement toward economic reform in Uzbekistan has not been matched by movement toward political reform. The government of Uzbekistan has instead tightened its grip since independence (September 1, 1991), cracking down increasingly on opposition groups. Although the names have changed, the institutions of government remain similar to those that existed before the breakup of the Soviet Union. The government has justified its restraint of public assembly, opposition parties, and the media by emphasizing the need for stability and a gradual approach to change during the transitional period, citing the conflict and chaos in the other former republics (most convincingly, neighboring Tajikistan). This approach has found credence among a large share of Uzbekistan's population, although such a position may not be sustainable in the long run.

Despite the trappings of institutional change, the first years of independence saw more resistance than acceptance of the institutional changes required for democratic reform to take hold. Whatever initial movement toward democracy existed in Uzbekistan in the early days of independence seems to have been overcome by the inertia of the remaining Soviet-style strong centralized leadership.


  1. ^ "Hundreds Fired From Uzbek Finance Ministry After President's Criticism (Article dated 27 December 2017)". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty "Based on reporting by UzA, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service, Reuters, and". Retrieved 16 April 2019.
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