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PM Mirziyoyev named interim president

Uzbekistan’s parliament has approved Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev, 59, as interim president. The move is a clear sign he will become the long-term successor to…

Uzbekistan’s parliament has approved Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev, 59, as interim president.
The move is a clear sign he will become the long-term successor to strongman Islam Karimov, who died last week.
Under the constitution, Senate leader Nigmatilla Yuldashev should have taken the interim role but reportedly declined.
Parliament also confirmed a presidential election will be held within three months.
Karimov, 78, died after a stroke and was buried at the weekend in his home city of Samarkand.
Karimov, one of Asia’s most autocratic leaders, had ruled for 27 years, and was accused by human rights groups of harshly repressing dissent.
Mr Mirziyoyev, PM since 2003, was the mourner-in-chief at the funeral service, and earlier this week met Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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