Uzbekistan is named “Country of the Year” by the British magazine The Economist. Every year, the publication nominates the states that succeeded in making the greatest progress in the affairs of democracy for the title of Country of the Year.
The Economist notes that three years ago, Uzbekistan was a post-Soviet closed society. Uzbekistan still has a long way to go, but in 2019 no other country has advanced that far.
In 2018, Uzbekistan launched several reforms under the leadership of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, which continues intensively this year.