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Uzbek Party Nominates Deputy Cabinet Head Aripov for PM

Uzbekistan's ruling party nominated Deputy Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov for prime minister on Monday, a position soon to be vacated by president-elect Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The death of veteran leader Islam Karimov in September has prompted the transition. The head of state wields sweeping powers and the prime minister is more of a technocrat figure. Aripov, a telecommunications engineer by training, had worked as deputy prime minister between 2002 and 2012, overseeing for much of...

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