Uzbekistan has passed a package of constitutional amendments in a referendum, which will allow President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to run for two more seven-year terms when his current one ends in 2026
According to preliminary data released on Monday, Uzbekistan has approved a package of constitutional amendments in a referendum. These amendments will enable President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to run for two additional seven-year terms when his current one comes to an end in 2026.
The change, passed with 90.21% of Sunday’s vote, resets Mirziyoyev’s term count, while promising the Focal Asian country’s residents more noteworthy social and lawful securities.
Mirziyoyev, 65, has opened up the previous Soviet republic’s economy, extraordinarily further developed attaches with the West, and checked the powers of safety benefits whose predominance had in earlier many years transformed the nation of 35 million into a police state.
Uzbekistan faces little risk given the West’s efforts to isolate Russia due to its war in Ukraine, even though Tashkent’s Western partners are unlikely to support the extension of presidential powers.