|2nd President of Uzbekistan|
From: 8 September 2016-Present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
|Party||Uzbekistan Liberal Democratic Party|
Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev is the current president of Uzbekistan and was the prime minister of Uzbekistan from 2003 to 2016. Upon becoming president he released a few political prisoners including a journalist, but human rights groups warn that he may still suppress political dissent. He has made efforts to scrap the Soviet-style exit visa system, facing much opposition from internal factions of the government, mainly Rustam Inoyatov.
- ↑ Shavkat Mirziyoyev | EurasiaNet.org (en).
- ↑ "Uzbekistan: The Hundred Days", Crisis Group, 2017-03-15. (en)
- ↑ A Resistance to Reform in Uzbekistan (en).