The Info List - President Of Tajikistan

The President of Tajikistan
is the head of state and the highest position within the Government of Tajikistan. The position of President was created in November 1990 while Tajikistan
was still a Soviet Republic. The President of Tajikistan
lives in the capital, Dushanbe.


1 History of the Presidency 2 Constitutional role 3 Latest election 4 See also 5 External links

History of the Presidency[edit] The first President of Tajikistan
was Qahhor Mahkamov, who held the position of First Secretary of the Communist Party of Tajikistan
and was appointed President of the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic
Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic
in November 1990. Mahkamov served both as First Secretary and President but was forced to resign in August 1991 due to the unpopularity of his support for the August Coup of 1991
August Coup of 1991
in Moscow and the resulting street demonstrations in Dushanbe. From 1991 to 1992 the post of the president changed hands several times due to the political changes and uncertainty following the dissolution of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and ensuing social unrest and violence in the Tajikistan
Civil War. Since 1994, Emomali Rahmonov
Emomali Rahmonov
has held the position of the presidency. The presidential elections were last held in 2013. Presidential elections in Tajikistan
have consistently been criticized by international observers as unfair and favoring the ruling party. Constitutional role[edit] The President of the Republic of Tajikistan
is the head of the state and the Chairman of the Government - the highest executive body of the country. The President of the Republic of Tajikistan
is elected by national vote for the seven-year term and could be re-elected only once. The President is also a Commander in Chief of the National Army. The office of the President consisting of 5 departments and 24 offices is the executive arm of the President, including, inter alia, the following are the most important ones:

Department on constitutional rights of citizens Public affairs, information and cultural affairs department Social policy department Department on economic policy

In addition to the executive office of the President, there is a Security Council and five State Advisors, including the State Advisor on Economic Issues, State Advisor on International Affairs, State Advisor on Science and Social issues, State Advisor on Public Affairs, Information and Culture and State Advisor on Defense and Law Enforcement. Latest election[edit] Main article: Tajikistani presidential election, 2013

Candidate Party Votes %

Emomalii Rahmon People's Democratic Party 3,023,754 83.92

Ismoil Talbakov Communist Party 181,675 5.04

Talibek Buhariyev Agrarian Party 166,224 4.61

Alim Babayev Economic Reform Party 140,733 3.91

Abduhalim Gaffarov Socialist Party 54,148 1.50

Saidcafar Ismanov Democratic Party 36,573 1.02

Invalid/blank votes 36,949 –

Total 3,640,056 100

Registered voters/turnout 4,201,156 86.64

Source: IFES

See also[edit]

List of leaders of Tajikistan Vice President of Tajikistan Prime Minister of Tajikistan

External links[edit]

Official site of President o