On the background of the information media about the death of Uzbekistan’s President, 78-year-old Islam Karimov, there were rumors about the arrest of Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Azimov, which experts had previously called the possible successors of the President. The rumors were quick to refute in his office.
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Recall that, according to the site “Fergana.<url>”, Karimov died yesterday afternoon at one of the Tashkent hospitals after a stroke. Previously, information about stroke was also confirmed by the younger President’s daughter Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva.
However, the source of “Interfax” in the leadership of the Republic in response to the question about the death of the head of state said that his condition is “stable”. Political analyst Stanislav Belkovsky briefly noticed it “what’s the refutation?”.
On the background of the uncertain fate of the head of state Agency “REGNUM” today and announced the arrest of Asimov. His authority in the government associated with the curation of economic activity: from the Ministry of Finance to the Committee on privatization.
Add that to the post of successor to Karimov also considered the candidature of the Prime Minister of the Republic Shavkat mirzijaeva, according to the journalist Arkady Dubnov; supported by the head of the national security Service of the country Rustam Inoyatov.
In the Tashkent now remains calm amid the preparations for the national holiday: 1 September is celebrated as the independence Day.
Died Islam Karimov. Chronicle of events