Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 5
Trend: Voting for the presidential elections started on Wednesday in Tajikistan. The polling stations will be opened from 6:00 until 20:00 local time (from 5:00 until 19:00 Baku time)
Around 4 million and 35 thousand citizens of Tajikistan have the right to vote. The voting will take place at 3,158 polling stations in the country and in 61 polling stations outside of the country.
About six contenders have been registered as presidential candidates. The republic's current president Emomali Rahmon is among the presidential candidates.
For the post of Tajik president, Secretary of the Communist Party, MP Ismoil Talbakov, chairman of the Democratic Party Saidjafar Ismonov, chairman of the Socialist Party Abduhalim Gafforov, a representative of the Agrarian Party Tolibbek Bukhoriev and chairman of the Party of Economic Reform Olimjon Boboev will also compete.