Uzbek Vote Citizens of Uzbekistan cast votes tomorrow in a referendum to extend the president's term from five to seven years. It's not clear which term will be extended - the current president's, Islam Karimov, term or the next. As NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports from the capital, Tashkent, critics worry the vote could result in keeping Karimov in power until 2012.
NPR logo

Uzbek Vote

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Uzbek Vote

Uzbek Vote

Uzbek Vote

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Citizens of Uzbekistan cast votes tomorrow in a referendum to extend the president's term from five to seven years. It's not clear which term will be extended - the current president's, Islam Karimov, term or the next. As NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports from the capital, Tashkent, critics worry the vote could result in keeping Karimov in power until 2012.