Elections in Tajikistan: November 6 Presidential Elections

Publication Date: 
1 Nov 2013

Voters of Tajikistan will cast ballots to elect the next President on November 6. This will be the second presidential election since a 2003 constitutional amendment extended the presidential term from five to seven years. 

President Emomali Rahmon will be officially seeking a final, seven-year term under the current constitution which, should he prevail, will see him remain in office until 2021.

There are six registered candidates for this election. Most registered political parties in Tajikistan nominated candidates – lawyer and long-time Democratic Party member Oinihol Bobonazarova was widely regarded as the only nominee posing serious opposition to the President. However, Bobonazarova did not secure the required number of supporting signatures before the October 11 extended deadline, leaving only five to challenge Rahmon.

IFES' frequently asked questions (FAQs) Elections in Tajikistan: November 6 Presidential Elections answer:

  • Who are the candidates?
  • What’s at stake in this election?
  • What is the election management body? What are its powers?
  • When will official results be announced?

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