TASHKENT, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Uzbekistan's upper chamber of the parliament elected the first female Senate chairperson in the country's history, local media reported Friday.
Tanzila Narbayeva, former Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister and head of the Women's Committee, was elected chairperson of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis (Parliament) of Uzbekistan during a plenary session, in which President Shavkat Mirziyoyev attended, online newspaper Gazeta reported.
Mirziyoyev appointed Narbaeva as a senator and presented her to the position of the head of the upper house of parliament, the report said.
On June 20, her predecessor Nigmatilla Yuldashev was appointed prosecutor general of Uzbekistan as the former head of the government body Otabek Murodov was dismissed from office due to the accusation of bribery.
Before taking the posts of deputy prime minister and chairman of the Women's Committee of Uzbekistan in December 2016, Narbaeva chaired the Council of the Federation of Trade Unions from 2010 to 2016.