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Uzbek parliament appoints PM Mirziyoyev as interim president

REUTERS
Published Sep 8, 2016, 4:48 pm IST
Updated Sep 8, 2016, 4:50 pm IST
Uzbek President Islam Karimov died of a stroke last week.
Russian President Vladimir Putin with newly appointed Uzbekistan's interim President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. (Photo: AP)
 Russian President Vladimir Putin with newly appointed Uzbekistan's interim President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. (Photo: AP)

Samarkand: Uzbekistan's Parliament appointed Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev as interim president, Interfax news agency reported on Thursday.

Uzbek President Islam Karimov, who had ruled Central Asia's most populous nation for 27 years, died of a stroke last week.

 

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