Emomali Rahmon won the presidential elections held on Sunday, said the chairman of the Central Election Commission, Bakhtiyor Khudoerzoda. According to preliminary data, Emomali Rahmon is gaining more than 90.9% of the votes in the presidential elections, the Ria Novosti website reports.
Five leaders of various political forces competed for the presidency: incumbent President Rahmon (ruling People’s Democratic Party), as well as parliamentarians Miroj Abdulloev (Communist Party), Rustam Latifzoda (Agrarian Party), Rustam Rakhmatzoda (Economic Reform Party) and Abduhalim Gafforzoda (Socialist the consignment).
For Rahmon, who has led the country since 1992 (the longest in the post-Soviet space), this is the fifth election. Observers from the CIS, SCO, CSTO, OSCE, State Duma and Federation Council followed the course of the elections. No violations were recorded.