Tajik vote overshadowed by ruble slump
Voters have cast ballots in Tajikistan for a new parliament likely to be held by President Emomali Rakhmon’s secularists. Many migrant Tajiks have returned to the Central Asian nation because of Russia’s economic slump.
Ex-Soviet Tajikistan voted on Sunday with few signs of genuine parliamentary opposition to the 22-year-old rule of President Rakhmon. Election results are expected on Monday morning local time.
Its leader, Muhiddin Kabiri, said the IRPT hope to win at least five seats to form its own parliamentary caucus or faction – despite what he said were attempts to “blacken” the party’s reputation via social media.
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Source News: DW