Nov. 6, 2006 Held


Republic of Tajikistan

Election for Tajikistani Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:3,054,573
Valid Votes:3,015,044
Invalid Votes:39,529

Vote Share by Candidate:

Emomali RAKHMONOV2,419,192


Olimjon BOBOYEV190,138


Ismoil TALBAKOV159,493


Amir KARAKULOV156,991


Abdualim GAFFOROV85,295

Election Results Modified: Oct 24, 2006

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Tajikistan

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 (Majlisi Milliy) with 34 seats and the Assembly of Representatives (Majlisi Namoyandagon) with 63 seats.

* The presidential term is renewable once.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 7-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Majlisi Milliy) 34 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 5-year terms*. In the Assembly of Representatives (Majlisi Namoyandagon), 22 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms and 41 members are elected by majority vote in single-member constituencies 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.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Emomali RAKHMONOV
    • Party: People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan (PDPT)
  • Olimjon BOBOYEV
    • Party: Party of Economic Reform (PER)
    • Party: Agrarian Party of Tajikistan (APT)
  • Ismoil TALBAKOV
    • Party: Tajik Communist Party (CPT)
  • Abdualim GAFFOROV
    • Party: Socialist Party (SPT)

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on 6 November 1999. Emomali RAHMONOV was elected president with 97% of the vote against Davlat USMON with 2%.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 7,320,815 (July 2006 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 3,356,221 (November 2006)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,456,441 (2006)

·         Is Tajikistan a signatory to CEDAW: No

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

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: N/A

·         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: 1,098,122 (est.)

Election Modified: Aug 17, 2023

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