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Near Certain Re-election of President in Uzbekistan

Voting is under way in Uzbekistan Sunday where voters are almost certain to return President Islam Karimov to a fourth term. He has ruled the country for a quarter-century. Three other candidates are also vying for the presidency, but those candidates have effectively campaigned for strongman Karimov, calling him "the best candidate." There is no opposition in the impoverished state. Under Uzbekistan's constitution, the presidency is limited to two consecutive terms....

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