Republic of Tajikistan

9,292,003 10

Population (as of Feb. 8, 2019)

Elections in our database

4,401,516 88.92%

Registered Voters (as of May 23, 2016)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Tajikistan Assembly of Representatives Majlisi Namoyandagon Lower House
Tajikistan National Assembly Majlisi Milli Upper House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Emomali RAHMON
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Kokhir RASULZODA
  • Assembly: Tajikistan has a bicameral Supreme Assembly (Majlisi Oli) consisting of the National Assembly (Majlisi Milli) with 34 seats and the Assembly of Representatives (Majlisi Namoyandagon) with 63 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by the voters of the country to serve a 7-year term. Voters elect the President through a secret ballot, and an absolute majority is required to win. The incumbent president Emomali Rahmon was re-elected following constitutional changes enacted in 2003 that allowed him to run for re-election for a possible two, additional seven-year terms.

  • In the National Assembly (Majlisi Milli) 34 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 5-year terms. Of these, 25 are selected by local deputies, 8 are appointed by the President, while 1 seat is reserved for the former president. All members are appointed either by the President or by officials the President has appointed.

  • In the Assembly of Representatives (Majlisi Namoyandagon), 41 members are directly elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 22 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms. This is essentially a mixed electoral system with proportional and majoritarian tiers. In single seat districts or the majoritarian tier, the electoral system is two-round. Second-round elections are also triggered in any constituency with less than 50 percent voter turnout. The proportional tier operates as a single nationwide constituency, and parties face 5 percent threshold to gain seats in parliament.

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Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Referendum 2003-06-22 2,431,451 2,873,745 84.61%
Tajikistan Assembly of Representatives 2005-02-27 2,583,919 2,771,528 93.23%
Tajikistan National Assembly 2005-02-27 - 2,771,528 -
Tajikistan National Assembly 2005-03-12 - - -
Tajikistan Assembly of Representatives 2005-03-12 2,583,919 - -
President 2006-11-06 3,054,573 3,356,221 -
Tajikistan Assembly of Representatives 2010-02-28 3,289,377 3,621,174 -
President 2013-11-06 3,640,056 4,201,156 -
Tajikistan Assembly of Representatives 2015-03-01 3,791,827 4,323,634 -
Referendum 2016-05-22 4,038,183 4,401,516 -

Voter Turnout