Uzbek prime minister elected president after longtime ruler's death

The prime minister of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has been elected president with more than 88 per cent of the vote following the death of longtime ruler Islam Karimov, Russian state news agency TASS reports.

Uzbek presidential election draws to a close

Uzbekistan, an authoritarian, former Soviet republic in Central Asia, held a presidential election on Sunday following the death of its longtime ruler, Islam Karimov.

Uzbek President Islam Karimov admitted to hospital

The president of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, has been taken to hospital, according to a government statement published Sunday.