Tajiks living in 29 countries will be able to participate in the upcoming referendum

14/03/2016 13:41
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DUSHANBE, March 14, 2016, Asia-Plus – The Central Commission for Elections and Referenda (CEER) says 38 polling stations will be set in 29 countries for the upcoming constitutional referendum.

By CEER’s resolution 38 polling stations will be set up at Tajik embassies and consulates accredited to 29 countries for the upcoming constitutional referendum that is scheduled for May 22 this year, an official source at the CCER told Asia-Plus in an interview.

We will recall that the amendments adopted by Tajik lawmakers in January would allow President Emomali Rahmon, who was designated as the Leader of the Nation, to run for office indefinitely.

The amendments would also lower the required minimum age for presidents from 35 years to 30, enabling Rahmon's eldest son, Rustam Emomali, to take part in a presidential election scheduled for 2020, when he will be 33.

Amendments to Article 28 of the Constitution, which regulates the creation of political parties, will bar the formation of parties on a religious or atheist basis.


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