Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Jan. 10
By Demir Azizov - Trend:
Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov appointed the administrations heads (hokims) to the Andijan, Jizzakh, Navoi and Syrdarya regions, as well as the Uzbek capital of Tashkent.
The administrations head candidacies were approved at the first sessions of regional and Tashkent city councils (kengashes) of people's deputies of the new convocation.
All the approved administrations heads had previously led the relevant mayor's offices, locally known as the hokimiyats.
On Jan. 9, President Karimov issued decrees approving the appointment of heads of administrations of eight regions in the country.
The administration head candidacies, nominated by Islam Karimov's decrees, were approved at the first sessions of the regional councils of people's deputies of the new convocation.
Thus, the creation of the corps of heads of regional administrations and the administration of Tashkent has been completed.
The elections to local authorities were held in Uzbekistan on Dec. 21 simultaneously with elections to the legislative chamber of the lower house of the country's parliament, known as the Oliy Majlis.
Under the legislation of Uzbekistan, the heads of administrations of regions and the country's capital of Tashkent are appointed and dismissed by the president after approval from the respective councils of people's deputies.
The candidacies for positions of administration heads are nominated by the president following consultations with each of the party group in local councils.
According to the law on local authorities, the councils of people's deputies act as representative bodies in the regions.
The administration head, locally known as the hokim, is the highest official in the regions, heading both the representative and executive authority on its territory, and is accountable to the president and the relevant council of people's deputies.
Edited by SI