Dushanbe mayor nominated for election to the upper parliament house

14/03/2015 15:00
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DUSHANBE, March 14, 2015, Asia-Plus – A session of the Dushanbe legislature (Majlis) that took place on March 13 nominated Dushanbe Mayor Mahmadsaid Ubaidulloyev for election to the Majlisi Milli (Tajikistan’s upper house of parliament).

Mahmadsaid Ubaidulloyev is a longstanding Chairman of the Majlisi Milli.  He has been the Majlisi Milli speaker since April 17, 2000.

Local experts believe that Mahmadsaid Ubaidulloyev will retain his position of Chairman of the Majlisi Milli.

Nomination of candidates for election to Tajikistan’s upper house (Majlisi Milli) of parliament started on March 14 and an official registration of the candidates is expected to be completed on March 18.

Indirect elections of members of the Majlisi Milli will take place on March 27.

Citizens who reached 35 years of age and have higher education are eligible to be elected to the Majlisi Milli.

The Majlisi Milli has 33 members and 25 of them (three-fourths of the total number of members of the Majlisi Milli) are elected at joint meetings of people’s deputies of the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region and its cities and districts, provinces and their cities and districts, Dushanbe city and its districts, cities and districts subordinate to the centre, on the basis of indirect elections by means of secret ballot.

Eight members (one-fourths of the members of the Majlisi Milli) are appointed by the President of the Republic of Tajikistan.

The Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region, provinces, Dushanbe City, cities and districts subordinate to the centre have an equal number of representatives in the Majlisi Milli.

Each former President of the Republic of Tajikistan shall be the life member of the Majlisi Milli, if he doesn’t refuse to use this right.


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