EUCACIS in Brief No. 13: Tajikistan‘s Predictable Parliamentary Elections and the Presidential Election Later This Year
Tajikistan just held its first parliamentary elections since the country’s main opposition party lost its registration and was declared an extremist group in 2015. As expected, President Emomali Rahmon’s party received the most votes, maintaining its dominance in a parliament that is anyway packed with deputies from other pro-presidential parties. The March 1 elections further cemented Rahmon’s hold on power and paved the way for him to do whatever he wishes when Tajikistan holds its presidential election in November this year. And Rahmon, who has been in power since 1992, must decide to whether to run for fifth term in office or install a successor.
EUCACIS in Brief No. 13 can be downloaded here.