Shavkat Mirziyoyev becomes acting president of Uzbekistan

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Prime minister, widely tipped to succeed Islam Karimov in long term, wins backing of parliament for temporary role

Uzbekistan’s parliament has approved the prime minister, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, as acting president, in the clearest sign yet that he could take over long-term following the death of the dictator Islam Karimov.

Mirziyoyev, 58, was given the post after being backed by the senate leader, Nigmatilla Yuldashev, who under the constitution should have become temporary leader ahead of elections.

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