04 December 2004

The Argus on Uzbek Elections

The Argus notes that Uzbek President Islam Karimov's unusual criticism of Russia for interfering in Ukraine's elections appears to be part of a more general warning to all outside parties not to interfere in Uzbekistan's parliamentary elections on 8 December.

The warning comes just one day after an outlawed Uzbek opposition party staged a public protest in front of the U.S. embassy in Tashkent to ask for the U.S. president's support.

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