Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Aug. 29
By Demir Azizov - Trend:
The Senate of Uzbekistan's Oliy Majlis (parliament) elected the constitutional court's chairman at a meeting held Aug. 29, Trend correspondent reported from the meeting.
The constitutional court will be chaired by Bakhtiyer Mirboboyev - the former vice-chairman of the constitutional court, on the proposal of Uzbek President Islam Karimov.
Mirboboyev served as deputy justice minister in 1994-1998, and later - the vice-chairman of the constitutional court, state advisor to the president, and again vice-chairman of the constitutional court since 2004.
In 2009 he was re-elected to this position.
During today's meeting, the senators also elected Buritosh Mustafayev the deputy chairman of the constitutional court. He previously served as the chairman of the Uzbekistan's Supreme Court.
Mustafayev served as chairman of the Supreme Court since November 2006.
Prior to being appointed the chairman of the Supreme Court, Mustafayev worked as the attorney general, deputy state adviser to the president, the chairman of the constitutional court, and the chairman of the Central Election Commission.
Uzbek constitutional court's chairman, deputy chairman and five members are elected by the Senate on the president's recommendation.
The constitutional court is a judicial body reviewing cases on the constitutionality of the laws of legislative and executive authorities.
Edited by CN