After Karimov: How does the transition of power look in Uzbekistan?

After Karimov: How does the transition of power look in Uzbekistan?
 

Up until recently, people in Uzbekistan knew only one leader - Islam Karimov, who created one of the most repressive states in the world.
When he died, society was caught in uncertainty - who would succeed him, and how? Some even predicted a violent power struggle.
But the power transfer went remarkably smoothly. Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev was named as the acting president and Karimov's Liberal Democratic party nominated him as its candidate for the presidential election scheduled on 4 December.
Few people today doubt that Mr Mirziyoyev will be the next leader of Uzbekistan.
But the... read more

 
13 October 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: BBC
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