Islam Karimov

Shavkat Mirziyoyev elected as new President of Uzbekistan

December 7, 2016

In a crushing electoral victory, Uzbekistan’s interim leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev has been elected as the new President of Uzbekistan after the death of the authoritarian leader Islam Karimov. Mirziyoyev secured 88.6% votes. The election was generally peaceful due to lack of any competition. The country had sunk into economic...