2020 Tajik parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Tajikistan on 1 March 2020.[1] The result was a landslide victory for the ruling People's Democratic Party, which won 47 of the 63 seats. The only opposition party, the Social Democratic Party, received just 0.3% of the vote.[2]

2020 Tajik parliamentary election
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Party Leader Seats +/–
PDP Emomali Rahmon 47 −4
PERT Rustam Qudratov 5 +2
Agrarian Rustam Latifzoda 7 +2
Socialist Abduhalim Ghafforov 1 0
Democratic Saidjafar Usmonzoda 1 0
Communist Miroj Abdulloyev 2 0
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe was critical of the election.[2]

Electoral system


The 63 members of the Assembly of Representatives are elected by two methods: 41 members are elected in single-member constituencies using the two-round system, whilst 22 seats are elected by proportional representation in a single nationwide constituency, with an electoral threshold of 5%.[3] Voters cast a single ballot for a candidate in their single-member constituency, with the total votes received across all constituencies used to determine the proportional seats. In each constituency, voter turnout is required to be at least 50% for the election to be declared valid.[4]



A total of 241 candidates contested the elections, 65 for the 22 party-list seats and 176 for the 41 constituency seats.[5]

The Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan was unable to participate, having been banned by the authorities over terrorism allegations in 2015.[6]

Preliminary results

People's Democratic Party351247–4
Party of Economic Reforms145+2
Agrarian Party347+2
Socialist Party0110
Democratic Party0110
Communist Party of Tajikistan2020
Social Democratic Party0000
Total votes4,245,951
Registered voters/turnout4,929,12886.14
Source: RFERL, Asia Plus


  1. ^ Elections To Tajikistan's Lower House To Take Place March 1, Upper House March 27 - Decree Urdu Point, 4 December 2019
  2. ^ a b "Tajikistan's long-serving ruler dispenses with all political opposition". The Economist. 7 March 2020.
  3. ^ Electoral system IPU
  4. ^ Electoral law Archived 2020-09-21 at the Wayback Machine Legislation Online
  5. ^ CPT, SDPT fail to pass a 5-oersent threshold to get into the parliament, says CCER head Asia Plus, 2 March 2020
  6. ^ Pitiot, Christophe (2020-03-01). "Ruling party in Tajikistan expected to sweep parliamentary election". euronews. Retrieved 2020-03-11.