Tajikistan president wins 5th term with 91% votes

by MCR Correspondent

The head of Central Election Commission in Tajikistan has announced that President Emomali Rahmon has won his fifth term after receiving a total of 90.92% votes.

Bahtiyar Hudayarzade on Monday October 12, 2020, said during a press conference that “the voter turnout was 85.39% in Sunday’s election… 4.2 of 4.9 million registered voters exercised their democratic right.”

“As many as 3,375 polling stations were established in 68 constituencies,” Hudayarzade added.

He explained that Tajik citizens abroad also cast their votes in 39 polling booths established in different countries.

Hudayarzade continued that Agrarian Party leader Rustam Latifzadeh received 3.03%, while Abduhalim Gafarov, the chairman of the Socialist Party of Tajikistan, got 1.49% of the votes.

The Tajikistan president is elected for a 7-year term. The last elections were held in 2013, also won by Rahmon. The 68-year-old is running the Persian-speaking nation of 9.5 million people since 1992, a period including a civil war.

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