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Tajikistan strongman Rakhmon set to increase 28-year rule

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Tajikistan’s authoritarian president Emomali Rahmon has received his fifth time period, receiving 90.92% of votes, Russian media quoted the nation’s election fee as saying on Monday.
Rakhmon, 68, is the chief of the ruling People’s Democratic Party. He is anticipated to develop into the longest-serving ruler within the former Soviet area. He has run the nation since 1992. He was elected president in 1994 after the place was re-established, and was re-elected in 1999, 2006, in addition to in 2013, when he received greater than 83% of the vote.
Four different candidates competed in Sunday’s election: Rustam Latifzoda of the Agrarian Party, Abdukhalim Gafforzoda of the Socialist Party, Rustam Rakhmatzoda of the Economic Reform Party and Miroj Abdulloyev of the Communist Party. The fee mentioned that the turnout was recorded at 85.39%.
The nation is likely one of the poorest within the area. Human Rights Watch described Tajikistan as having a “dire human rights situation”, whereas the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which monitored the vote, has by no means acknowledged an election within the nation as democratic.
Rakhmon’s 4 rivals are members of the docile decrease home of parliament and have averted criticising their president, whose official title is “Founder of Peace and National Unity – Leader of the Nation”.

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