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Tajikistan

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House of Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theNational Assembly

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
01.03.2015
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.03.2020
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
63
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
285
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
255
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
30
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
10.53%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
8

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
4,323,634
Votes Number of people who actually voted
3,791,827
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
87.7%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
President Emomali Rahmon's People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan (PDPT) took 51 seats, retaining its majority in the 63-member House of Representatives. Three pro-government parties - the Agrarian Party of Tajikistan (APT), the Party of Economic Reforms of Tajikistan (PER) and Socialist Party of Tajikistan (SPT) – took additional 10 seats. The Communist Party of Tajikistan (CPT) became the sole opposition force with two seats. CPT leader Shodi Shabdolov rejected the election results, which he termed an "appointment". The Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), led by Mr. Muhiddin Kabiri, failed to win parliamentary representations for the first time since 1999. 
 
 The 2015 elections were held in the context of an economic slump in Russia and a sharp depreciation of Russian ruble, which led many Tajiks working in Russian to return home. During the election campaign, President Rakhmon, who has been in power since 1992, promised 200,000 extra jobs for Tajiks returning from Russia.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
5
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
62.5%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
80.95%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Note on the alternation of power
Presidential system
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total Majority Proportional
People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan (PDPT) 51 35 16
Agrarian Party of Tajikistan (APT) 5 2 3
Party of Economic Reforms of Tajikistan (PER) 3 1 2
Socialist Party of Tajikistan (SPT) 2 1 1
Communist Party of Tajikistan (CPT) 2 2 0
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
51
Number of women elected
12
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
19.05%
Sources
IPU Group (20.04.2015) Parlament National information agency of Tajikistan «Khovar»
Women Directly Elected
12

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
51
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
12
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
17.03.2015
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Shukurjon Zuhurov (Male)
Political party
People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan (PDPT)
Date of election
17.03.2015