Key Figures

Chief of State:
Interim President Shavkat Mirziyoyev
Head of Government:
Prime Minister Abdulla Oripov


Government Name:
Republic of Uzbekistan
Adopted: 1992; Serves as the supreme law of Uzbekistan. Creates a separation of powers among a strong presidency (executive), legislature, and a judiciary. Although many features of the constitution are considered to be democratic, often it may be superseded by executive decrees and legislation.
Government Type:
Republic under Authoritarian Presidential Rule
Republic of Uzbekistan Flag
Coat of Arms of Republic of Uzbekistan

Index of Economic Freedom

Grades each country on a scale of 0 to 100, based on ten freedoms, with 100 representing the greatest amount of economic autonomy from government intervention. Source: Heritage Foundation (2018)

Country Risk Rating

A very uncertain political and economic outlook and a business environment with many troublesome weaknesses can have a significant impact on corporate payment behavior. Corporate default probability is high. Source: Coface (2018)

Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1

Dominates all three branches, appoints the prime minister, all members of the cabinet, all members of the judiciary, 16 members of the newly formed Senate, and all provincial executives, and directly controls the National Security Service.

President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system and the prime minister is appointed by the president.

5 years


Decisions of the judiciary generally follow those of the Office of the Procuracy, the state prosecutorial agency, and the president has the power to appoint and remove judges.

Appointed by Senate.

5 years


Parliament has very limited legislative powers under the executive branch.

Senate is elected by regional governing councils and 16 members are appointed by the president, and the Legislative Chamber members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies.

5 years

Regional Trade Blocs

No Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
Information not available
Tax Name:
Information not available


  1. ElectionGuide
  2. EY,
  3. CIA World Factbook,
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets