Uzbekistan: Hard-Pressed Population Unimpressed by Election Fanfare

With natural gas supplies unreliable or unavailable, people in many Uzbek villages have to cook on outdoor wood-fired stoves. Many rural residents struggling to eke out an existence have other things to worry about than what is widely expected to be the electoral coronation of Acting President Shavkat Mirziyoyev (Photo: EurasiaNet)

When Uzbek citizens go to vote in a special presidential election on December 4, temperatures in the southern Kashkadarya Province are expected to be only a few degrees above freezing.
 

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