Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 6
By Victoria Zhavoronkova -
Some 1,690,561 people voted in the presidential elections in Tajikistan by 10:00 a.m. or 40.1 percent of the total number of voters, Avesta.tj reported on Nov. 6.
According to the country's Central Election Commission, no complaints on the election process have been received yet.
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 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 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, representative of the Agrarian Party Tolibbek Bukhoriev and chairman of the Party of Economic Reform Olimjon Boboev will also compete.