Interior Minister: Elections in Tajikistan held smoothly
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 6
By Victoria Zhavoronkova - Tajikistan's Interior Minister said he personally follows ensuring the public order and security during the Election Day in the country, Avesta.Tj reported on Nov. 6.
Minister Ramazon Rahimov promised that the country's law enforcement bodies will not allow any provocations to take place.
He stressed that the situation in the country is totally controlled and the elections are held smoothly.
Voting for the presidential elections started in Tajikistan on Wednesday. The polling stations will be opened from 6:00 until 20:00 local time (from 5:00 until 19:00 Baku time)
Around 4.35 million Tajik citizens have the right to vote. The voting will take place at 3,158 polling stations in the country and 61 polling stations outside 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 the 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.