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Imomali Rakhmon Reelected as the President of Tajikistan

Nov 7, 2013 15:20 IST

Central Election Commission (CEC) of Tajikistan on 6 November 2013 declared that Imomali Rakhmon was re-elected as the President of Tajikistan.

Imomali Rakhmon belongs to People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan (PDPT).

The President of Tajikistan is elected by popular vote. The term of the office is 7 years.

The term of the President of Tajikistan is limited to not more than two terms. However, a constitutional amendment passed in 2003 allows President Imomali Rakhmon to run for a third term which, if he prevails, would keep him in office until 2020.

About Imomali Rakhmon

• Imomali Rakhmon was born as Imomali Sharipovich Rahmanov to a peasant family in Kulob, Kulob Oblast (present-day Khatlon province) in Tajikistan.
• He was served in the Soviet Armed Forces from 1971-74.
• He has served as Tajikistan's head of state since 1992 and as President since 1994.

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