Elections in Tajikistan: 2015 Parliamentary Elections

Publication Date: 
27 Feb 2015

On March 1, voters of Tajikistan will cast ballots to elect 63 members of the Majlisi Namoyandagon (Assembly of Representatives), the lower house of Tajikistan's bicameral Parliament, called the Majlisi Oli (Supreme Assembly).

With the political opposition discredited and facing an uncertain future, the ruling People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan's increasing domination of political space and a floundering economy, the parliamentary elections serve as a pseudo referendum on democracy in Tajikistan and the choice between a single, dominant pro-presidential political party with limited political competition or a more representative, multi-party democracy inclusive of a wider spectrum of political interests.

To help you understand this important electoral event, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Tajikistan: 2015 Parliamentary Elections. IFES FAQs include:

  • Why are the parliamentary elections important? What is at stake?
  • What laws regulate the parliamentary elections in Tajikistan?
  • What is the gender balance within the candidate list?
  • What is the election management body? What are its powers?

    Learn more about IFES' program in Asia.