Longtime Uzbek leader Karimov wins presidential election by landslide

March 30, 2015 11:53 AM

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Longtime Uzbek leader Karimov wins presidential election by landslide

FILE - In this Saturday, March 21, 2015 file photo, Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov greets people during the festivities marking the Navruz holiday in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan's election commission said more than 70 percent of eligible voters had cast their ballots by midway through Sunday's presidential election, where victory by longtime leader Islam Karimov is a foregone conclusion. (AP Photo/File) (The Associated Press)

MOSCOW – Election authorities in the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan say incumbent leader Islam Karimov has won Sunday's presidential election, as expected.

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