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Karakalpakstan’s Jokargy Kenes elects its chairman

Jokargy Kenes, the supreme representative and legislative body of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, has convened today for out-of-schedule session in the city of Nukus.

The event is attended by President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

The meeting was opened by Deputy Chairman of the Jokargy Kenes (Supreme Council) Atabek Davletov. The secretariat of the session was elected and the agenda was approved. The Council of Elders and the Counting Commission were formed.

By the decision of the Council of Elders, Murat Kallibekovich Kamalov got nominated for the position of Chairman of Jokargy Kenes.

While delivering keynote speech, the head of our state noted that the coronavirus pandemic has brought hardship to our country, as in has to the whole world, but life must go on.

“Today we have to elect a leader who knows the people and opportunities of Karakalpakstan well, who is familiar to the people and is able to solve diverse issues. In the wise words of the outstanding Berdakh:

What we need indeed

Is that he who cares about his people in deed,” Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.

The President noted that being a leader in the current difficult conditions is a heavy burden, especially since the scale of the work begun on the development of Karakalpakstan will only expand.

“I have known Murat Kamalov for many years,” the head of our state informed. “First of all, he is an honest person, a patriot. I saw that wherever he worked, he was always worried about the concerns of the Karakalpak people. It is crucial. I am confident that he will continue the work of his father Kallibek Kamalov as well as the late Musa Erniyazov, and ensure better life for people.”

Considering Murat Kamalov’s personal qualities, his dedication and his talent as a leader, Shavkat Mirziyoyev supported the nomination.

The deputies by secret ballot elected Murat Kamalov to the post of Chairman of the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

In accordance with Article 80 of the Constitution of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, Chairman of the Jokargy Kenes is the leader and the highest official in Karakalpakstan. The Chairman is elected by the Jokargy Kenes, in agreement with the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and from among the deputies of the Jokargy Kenes, by secret ballot, and for the term of office of this representative body.