Uzbekistan change of rule: Uzbekistan's Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev becomes an interim president

20:05 Sep. 8, 2016

Uzbekistan's Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev becomes an interim president

Shavkat Mirziyoyev (Source:

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.

Read more Uzbekistan bids farewell to long-ruling President Karimov

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. 

Read more Uzbek president Islam Karimov dies - Reuters (video)

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