AT Presidential elections were held in Tajikistan… At 20:00 on Sunday, October 11, polling stations closed and the Central Commission for Elections and Referendums began counting the votes.
The head of the CCER, Bakhtiyor Khudoerkhoda, promised that the preliminary results of the voting would be announced on Monday at 10:00 local time.
The CCER announced the elections took place at 15:00 when the officially recorded turnout exceeded 70%.
The current President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, has ruled the country since 1994. He was nominated by the ruling People’s Democratic Party, as well as the Federation of Independent Trade Unions and the Youth Union of Tajikistan.
In 1999 and 2003, Rahmon extended his powers through popular referendums. In 2016, the Constitution was amended to remove restrictions on the number of presidential terms. At the same time, Rahmon received the official title “founder of peace and national unity – the leader of the nation.”
In addition to Rahmon, who is running for president for the fifth time and will obviously get this post again, four more candidates are running for the elections: head of the Agrarian Party Rustam Latifzoda, head of the Socialist Party Abduhalim Gafforzoda, head of the Party of Economic Reforms Rustam Rakhmatzod and head of the Communist Party Miroj Abdulloev.
The CCER refused to register the chairman of the Democratic Party of Tajikistan Saidjafar Usmonzoda as a presidential candidate, reports Radio Liberty.