close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Polls open in Tajikistan Parliamentary Election

Polls opened on Sunday in Tajikistan`s Parliamentary Election, expected to cement President Emomali Rakhmon`s power and introduce his son as a possible successor.



Dushanbe: Polls opened on Sunday in Tajikistan`s Parliamentary Election, expected to cement President Emomali Rakhmon`s power and introduce his son as a possible successor.
Polling stations, which opened on schedule at midnight GMT, were due to close 12 hours later at 1200 GMT, with the first election results expected to begin trickling in from around the mountainous country at around 1500 GMT.

The election is expected to further empower Rakhmon`s ruling Democratic People`s Party, which already holds 57 of the lower house of parliament`s 63 seats and has dominated the election campaign.

With the outcome considered a foregone conclusion by most, the poll has generated little excitement in the impoverished Central Asian state, which shares a border with war-ravaged Afghanistan.

Most attention has focused on Rakhmon`s 23-year-old son Rustam Emomali -- a professional footballer with little experience -- who is running for a seat on Dushanbe`s city council, considered a possible first step in a succession plan.

Bureau Report

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

Video: Suspected Kashmiri militants play cricket with AK47 as wicket

Nice, France: A year later, through the eyes of a Muslim

Top 5 inventions from Israel (Tech check)

Judaism, India's oldest foreign religion

Vegetarian beef farmer puts cows to pasture

Disabled dogs in Taiwan get hot new wheels