CEC Head: Voter turnout in Tajikistan presidential elections at 68 percen
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 6.
By Aygun Badalova - Trend:
Voter turnout in the Tajik presidential elections amounted to 68 percent by 2pm local time, the head of the of Tajikistan's Central Commission on elections and referendums Shermuhammad Shohien told journalists, Avesta.Tj reported.
According to Shohien, 2,862,862 million voters or 68 percent have voted in the election by this time.
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 60 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.