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Tajikistan votes, president's party set to dominate new parliament

Mar 01, 2015    

DUSHANBE (Reuters) - Tajikistan voted on Sunday to elect a new parliament that will likely be dominated by the party of President Imomali Rakhmon who has ruled the Central Asian nation since 1992 and is backed by Moscow, which has thousands of troops stationed there.Rakhmon, a 62-year-old former head of a Soviet state farm, extended his rule by seven years in an election held in November 2013.With Moscow's political and military support, Rakhmon's secular government defeated Islamist rebels in a 1992-97 civil war which killed tens of thousands. There is only a small and disparate opposition.Th...

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