Political parties in Tajikistan

07-07-2015

Tajikistan's parliamentary elections of 1 March 2015 have brought the country one step closer to an authoritarian regime. Criticised by observers as flawed and unfair, these elections helped oust the only real opposition party from parliament and reconfigured the distribution of seats in a way that reaffirmed the president's dominance over the political system. The assassination of an opposition leader on 5 March 2015 has deepened concerns that opponents will face increased repression.

Tajikistan's parliamentary elections of 1 March 2015 have brought the country one step closer to an authoritarian regime. Criticised by observers as flawed and unfair, these elections helped oust the only real opposition party from parliament and reconfigured the distribution of seats in a way that reaffirmed the president's dominance over the political system. The assassination of an opposition leader on 5 March 2015 has deepened concerns that opponents will face increased repression.