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Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev during a meeting Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

Uzbek leader wants to stay until 2040

Uzbekistan on Sunday held a rare national referendum on changes to the constitution that promise more social protections like abolishing the death penalty, cracking down on forced labor in cotton fields, or criminalizing domestic violence.

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