Nigmatilla Yuldashev

Nigmatilla Yuldashev
Chairman of the Senate
Assumed office
22 January 2015
Preceded by Ilgizar Sabirov
President of Uzbekistan
In office
2 September 2016  8 September 2016
Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev
Preceded by Islam Karimov
Succeeded by Shavkat Mirziyoyev
Personal details
Born (1962-11-05) 5 November 1962
Tashkent, Soviet Union (now Uzbekistan)
Political party National Revival Democratic Party
Alma mater National University of Uzbekistan

Nigmatilla Tulkinovich Yuldashev (Uzbek: Ниғматилла Тўлқинович Йўлдошев, Nigʻmatilla Toʻlqinovich Yoʻldoshev; Russian: Нигматилла Тулкинович Юлдашев; born 5 November 1962)[1] is an Uzbek lawyer and politician who has served as Chairman of the Senate of Uzbekistan since 2015. Previously he was Minister of Justice from 2011 to 2015.


After graduating from the law department of Tashkent State University in 1985, Yuldashev joined the city prosecutor's office in Olmaliq.[1] In 1991 he became an investigator in the Yunusabad District Prosecutor’s Office in Tashkent, later becoming a senior investigator and then a prosecutor in the Uzbekistan prosecutor’s office.[1]

In 2000 he joined the General Prosecutor's Office as Head of Inspection of Internal Security, before becoming a member of staff in the President's office in 2003. In 2006 he was appointed as head of the Department of Tax and Money Laundering at the General Prosecutor's Office, and in 2008 he became Deputy Prosecutor General.[1]

On 21 July 2011 he was appointed Minister of Justice as a result of presidential decree УП-4323.[1] He served as a minister until being elected to the Senate in January 2015,[2] after which he was elected Chairman of the Senate.

Following the death of Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan's first president, on 2 September 2016, Yuldashev would have become acting President under the terms of the constitution. However, there was no official confirmation that he had taken up the post and, after a few days, he proposed that Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev (seen by observers as Karimov's likely successor) take the post instead, in light of the latter's "many years of experience", and Mirziyoyev was accordingly appointed as interim President by a joint session of both houses of parliament on 8 September 2016.[3]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Biography of Minister Ministry of Justice
  2. Uzbekistan’s senate head may step in for ill president World Bulletin, 21 August 2016
  3. "Uzbekistan Names Longtime PM Mirziyaev Interim President". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
Islam Karimov
President of Uzbekistan

Succeeded by
Shavkat Mirziyoyev
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