Ballot papers for the 2103 presidential election printed in four languages

31/10/2013 10:42
Avaz Yuldoshev
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DUSHANBE, October 31, 2013, Asia-Plus -- Ballot papers for the 2013 presidential election have been printed in four languages – Tajik, Russian, Uzbek, and Kyrgyz.

“To-date, 4.034 ballot papers have been printed; the majority of them have been printed in Tajik, 500,000 ballot papers have been printed in Uzbek, 19,000 ballot papers have been printed in Kyrgyz, and 5,100 ballot papers have been printed in Russian for Sughd province,” Abdumannon Dodoyev, the head of the Central Commission for Elections and Referenda (CCER)’s office, told Asia-Plus in an interview Thursday morning.

Ballot papers for the upcoming presidential election in Tajikistan that have several degrees of protection have been printed in a special shop of the state-run printing house, Sharqi Ozod.

Under the country’s legislation, the ballot papers are sent to the District Election Commissions (DECs) ten days before an election and to the Precinct Election Commissions (PECs) two days before an election.

Six candidates have officially registered for the 2013 presidential election that will take place on November 6.  In addition to the incumbent President Emomali Rahmon, they are Tolibbek Bukhoriyev from the Agrarian Party; Olim Boboyev from the Party of Economic Reforms; Ismoil Talbakov from the Communist Party; Abduhalim Ghafforov from the Socialist Party; and Saidjaffar Ismonov from the Democratic Party.

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