ElectionGudie

Feb. 27, 2005 Held

2,771,528
Registered to Vote
Tajikistan

Republic of Tajikistan

Election for Majlisi Milli (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 RAHMONOV
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Oqil OQILOV
  • Assembly: Tajikistan has a bicameral Supreme Assembly (Majlisi Oli) consisting of the National Assembly with 33 seats and the Assembly of Representatives (Majlisi Namoyandagon) with 63 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 7-year term.
  • In the National Assembly 33 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 5-year terms*. In the Assembly of Representatives (Majlisi Namoyandagon) 63 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

* 25 selected by local deputies, 8 appointed by the president.

Main parties in the Second Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan (PDPT)
    • Leader: Emomali RAHMONOV
    • Seats won in this Assembly of Representatives election: 52
    • Seats won in last Assembly of Representatives election: 38
  • Party: Communist Party of Tajikistan (CPT))
    • Leader: Shodi SHABDOLOV
    • Seats won in this Assembly of Representatives election: 4
    • Seats won in last Assembly of Representatives election: 5
  • Party: Islamic Renaissance Party (IRPT)
    • Leader: Said Abdullo NURI
    • Seats won in this Assembly of Representatives election: 2
    • Seats won in last Assembly of Representatives election: 2
  • Party: Socialist Party (SPT)
    • Leader: Abduhalim GAFUROV
    • Seats won in this Assembly of Representatives election: 0
    • Seats won in last Assembly of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Social Democratic Party (SDPT)
    • Leader: Rahmatullo ZOIROV
    • Seats won in this Assembly of Representatives election: 0
    • Seats won in last Assembly of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Democratic Party (DPT)
    • Leader: Mahmadruzi ISKANDAROV
    • Seats won in this Assembly of Representatives election: 0
    • Seats won in last Assembly of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Independents
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this Assembly of Representatives election: 5
    • Seats won in last Assembly of Representatives election: N/A

Main parties in the First Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan (PDPT)
    • Leader: Emomali RAHMONOV
    • Seats won in this Assembly of Representatives election: 49
    • Seats won in last Assembly of Representatives election: 38
  • Party: Communist Party of Tajikistan (CPT))
    • Leader: Shodi SHABDOLOV
    • Seats won in this Assembly of Representatives election: 4
    • Seats won in last Assembly of Representatives election: 5
  • Party: Islamic Renaissance Party (IRPT)
    • Leader: Said Abdullo NURI
    • Seats won in this Assembly of Representatives election: 2
    • Seats won in last Assembly of Representatives election: 2
  • Party: Socialist Party (SPT)
    • Leader: Abduhalim GAFUROV
    • Seats won in this Assembly of Representatives election: N/A
    • Seats won in last Assembly of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Social Democratic Party (SDPT)
    • Leader: Rahmatullo ZOIROV
    • Seats won in this Assembly of Representatives election: N/A
    • Seats won in last Assembly of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Democratic Party (DPT)
    • Leader: Mahmadruzi ISKANDAROV
    • Seats won in this Assembly of Representatives election: N/A
    • Seats won in last Assembly of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Independents
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this Assembly of Representatives election: 5
    • Seats won in last Assembly of Representatives election: 0

Last Parliamentary election:

  • The last election was held on February 27, 2000, and the run-off elections were held on March 12, 2000.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 6,805,655 (2005)
  • Registered Voters: 2,771,528 (February 2005)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,2384,826 (2005)

·         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); 8 (National Assembly) following the 2005 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 129 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Tajikistan a signatory to CRPD: No

·         Has Tajikistan ratified CRPD: No

·         Population with a disability: 1,020,848 (est.)