Summary by Ground NewsUzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev announced that the status of the Republic of Karakalpakstan would remain unchanged. The announcement came after protests escalated over the weekend in and around the capital, Nukus. The protests followed the release of a draft constitutional referendum that would have extended presidential terms and revoked the republic's autonomy. KarakAlpakstan has a population of just under 2 million or a little over 5% of Uzbekistan's more than 36 million people.
1 month ago·Uzbekistan
Republic of Karakalpakstan retains autonomy in Uzbekistan
Mass protests erupted in response to a proposed change to Uzbekistan's constitution that would have revoked the self-determination of the Republic of Karakalpakstan. DW takes a closer look at the history of the region.
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