Feb. 28, 2010 Confirmed

Registered to Vote

Republic of Tajikistan

Election for Majlisi Milli (Tajikistan National Assembly)

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At stake in this election:

  • 63 seats in the Assembly of Representatives (Majlisi Namoyandagon)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Emomali RAHMON *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Oqil OQILOV
  • 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.

* The presidential term is renewable once. The electoral system is two-round.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 7-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Majlisi Milli) 34 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 5-year terms*. In the Assembly of Representatives (Majlisi Namoyandagon), 41 members are 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.**

* 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 single-seat districts, the electoral system is two-round. Second-round elections are also triggered in any constituency where fewer than 50 percent of registered voters turn out. In the proportional tier, there is one nationwide constituency and a threshold of 5 percent.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan (PDPT) / (HDKT)
    • Leader: Emomali RAHMONOV
    • Seats won in last Assembly of Representatives election: 52
  • Party: Communist Party of Tajikistan (CPT) / (CH)
    • Leader: Shodi SHABDOLOV
    • Seats won in last Assembly of Representatives election: 4
  • Party: Islamic Renaissance Party (IRPT) / (NIT)
    • Leader: Said Abdullo NURI
    • Seats won in last Assembly of Representatives election: 2
  • Party: Social Democratic Party (SDPT)
    • Leader: Rahmatullo ZOIROV
    • Seats won in last Assembly of Representatives election: 0
  • Independent(s): Independents
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last Assembly of Representatives election: 5

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 7,349,145 (July 2009 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 3,621,174 (February 2010)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,769,305 (2010)

·         Is Tajikistan a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Tajikistan ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (26 October 1993)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 11 (House of Representatives); 5 (National Assembly) following the 2010 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 129

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium

Disability Data:

·         Is Tajikistan a signatory to CRPD: No

·         Has Tajikistan ratified CRPD: No

·         Population with a disability: 1,102,371 (est.)