PMs expected to elect new head of central electoral commission next week

29/01/2016 11:21
Avaz Yuldoshev
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DUSHANBE, January 29, 2016, Asia-Plus /Avaz Yuldoshev/ – The issue of election of a new head of the Central Commission for Elections and Referenda (CCER) has been tabled to the agenda of the next sitting of Majlisi Namoyandagon (Tajikistan’s lower chamber of parliament) that will take place here next week.

We will recall that President Rahmon has recommended Bakhtiyor Khudoyorzoda, formerly head of President’s Executive Office, for the post of head of the country’s central electoral commission.

The previous head of the CEER Shermuhammad Shohiyon headed the Supreme Court of Tajikistan in April last year.

Meanwhile, the president has not yet recommended candidates for three vacant seats in the central electoral commission.  Three seats have become vacant in the CCER as Ms. Vera Naimova left the country, Mr. Akbarali Sattorov died in August last year and Mr. Jaloliddin Mahmoudov was sentenced to five years in prison on July 20 last year for illegally acquiring and possessing weapons.

Article 57 of Tajikistan’s Constitution says that Majlisi Namoyandagon forms the Central Commission for Elections and Referendums of the Republic of Tajikistan, elects and recalls the chairman, deputy chairman and members of it upon the recommendation of the President of the Republic.

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