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Uzbekistan's First Presidential Succession

Aug 29, 2016 | 21:51 GMT
Uzbekistan's First Presidential Succession
After 27 years in office, Uzbek President Islam Karimov died, raising questions about the country's future. Thanks to Uzbekistan's geopolitical significance, the implications of the succession process will reach far beyond its borders.
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Uzbekistan has entered a new chapter in its history. Media sources in the country reported Monday that after 27 years in office Uzbek President Islam Karimov died of a brain hemorrhage, reinvigorating speculation about who will succeed the country's only president to date. Top contenders for the post include power...

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