Uzbekistan set to elect its second ever president

Uzbekistan PM Mirziyoyev poised to win presidential election

Uzbekistan set to elect its second ever president

World Bulletin / News Desk

Uzbekistan's interim president, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, looks set to become the Central Asian nation's second full-time leader since independence in an election on Sunday, facing timid opponents who have avoided any criticism of the government.

Uzbek voters will cast their ballots on Sunday for the first time without seeing Karimov’s name on the ballot. His 27-year reign saw him win numerous elections whose fairness was panned by international observers. The country’s electoral commission vowed on Friday to “fully realise the electoral rights of voters,” many of whom do not remember life governed by anyone but Karimov.

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