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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Candidate Decided

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) -- The People's Democratic Party on Monday announced a candidate to oppose authoritarian incumbent President Islam Karimov in January's election.

The election, the first since the early days of the collapse of the Soviet Union, was supposed to be held in 1997 but was postponed after Karimov, Uzbekistan's former Communist boss, held a referendum to extend his term.