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Landslide Vote Gives Tajik President Lifetime Rule

Tajikistan has authorized inherent amendments permitting President Emomali Rahmon to order for life, a RIA Novosti news group reported Monday.

Under a prior constitution, a Tajik boss was usually means to be inaugurated twice.

Approximately 92 percent of a race took partial in a referendum hold on May 22. Of a 4 million participating voters, 94.5 percent were in preference of a changes while 3.3 percent were against, a conduct of Tajikistan’s Central Election Commission Bakhtiyor Khudoyorzoda reported.

The Meduza website reported that a list trip asked voters, “Do we trust that restrictions saying one chairman can't be boss for some-more than dual uninterrupted terms do not request to a Founder of Peace and National Unity and Leader of a Nation Emomali Rahmon?”

A sum of 40 amendments have been approved, including a reduce age extent for presidential possibilities and deputies. The change is approaching to concede Rahmon’s son to run for a presidency in 2020.

Among other changes are a breach of domestic parties formed on sacrament and nationalism and a financing of domestic parties from abroad, RIA Novosti reported.

Under stream Tajik legislation, a preference is authorized by referendum if some-more than half of electorate are in favor.

Emomali Rahmon has served as a Tajikistan’s boss given 1994. The presidential tenure was extended from 5 to 7 years following a referendum in 2003, a Meduza news website reported.

Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/570039.html

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