The Majlisi Namoyandagon (Tajikistan’s lower house of parliament) today endorsed a bill on “The Central Commission for Elections ad Referenda” offered by the Government.  

The bill, in particular, prohibits members of the country’s central election commission from being members of political parties.

Today, practically all political parties officially registered in Tajikistan are represented in the Central Commission for Elections and Referenda.  

Besides, members of political parties also cannot be appointed to the district electoral commissions.  If they become members of the district electoral commission, they should suspend their membership in the political party.     

MP Jabbor Ahmadov considers that the law gives equal rights to political parties for participating in elections.  

In 2020, the parliamentary elections will take place in Tajikistan in the spring and the presidential elections will be held in the country in the autumn.