20:05 Sep. 8, 2016
Parliament named him as to preserve stability and law in the country
Mirziyoyev, 59, will be the interim president of Uzbekistan until the elections. He received this job after the previous candidate, Senate chairman Nigmatilla Yuldashev, bowed out in his favour. Uzbekistan's authoritarian president Islam Karimov died of a stroke last week. He ruled the country for 27 years.
A new president must be elected within the next three months, according to Uzbekistan constitution. Local media predict that Mirziyoyev, who was the official mourner-in-chief at Karimov's funeral and met Russian President Vladimir Putin this week, will become the new ruler.