Uzbekistan allows protesters’ demands following lethal revolutions
(MENAFN) Uzbekistan has argued over the concept of cancelling the independence of the northwestern region of Karakalpakstan after lethal uprisings started there on Friday.
The Legislative Chamber, the lower house of the country’s parliament, claimed on Monday that, in line with a suggestion by Leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the articles of the constitution guaranteeing Karakalpakstan’s independence will “remain unchanged, and the existing norms will be retained.”
The house voted to prolong “popular discussions” about the planned amendments to the constitution till July 15.
Mirziyoyev vowed not to cancel the region’s special status in a visit to Karakalpakstan’s capital of Nukus on Sunday. “Not a single article [of the constitution] will be amended, if the people of Karakalpakstan are dissatisfied,” he went on.
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