People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan

The People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan (PDPT; Tajik: Ҳизби халқии демократии Тоҷикистон, romanizedHizbi xalqii demokratii Tojikiston; Russian: Народная демократическая партия Таджикистана, romanizedNarodnaya demokraticheskaya partiya Tadzhikistana) has been the dominant and ruling party of Tajikistan since 1994. Founded in 1994 by Abdulmajid Dostiev as the People's Party of Tajikistan, the seat of the party is located in the Palace of Unity in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan.[1] Since April 1998, the leader of the party has been the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon.

People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan
Ҳизби халқии демократии Тоҷикистон
AbbreviationPDPT (English)
HXDT (Tajik)
NDPT (Russian)
LeaderEmomali Rahmon
FounderAbdulmajid Dostiyev
Founded10 December 1994 (1994-12-10)
HeadquartersKohi Vahdat, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
NewspaperMinbari Khalq (People's Tribune)
Youth wingSozandagoni Vatan (Creators of the Motherland)
IdeologyTajik nationalism
Colours  Red   White   Green
Assembly of Representatives
47 / 63

According to the party's charter, the PDPT is aimed at creating a "sovereign, democratic, secular, socially-oriented and unitary state with a stable economy". The statute also refers to "hopes for improving the well-being of society, protecting the interests of citizens, regardless of their social status, nationality or religious preferences".[2][3] The party stands for a secular state and society and is also considered to be Tajik nationalist, statist and authoritarian.

International cooperation


The People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan has bilateral cooperation with foreign political parties including the Russia's ruling party United Russia,[citation needed] with the ruling Amanat in Kazakhstan,[4] with the ruling New Azerbaijan Party,[5] and with the Communist Party of China.[6]

Party newspaper


The party newspaper of the PDPT is Minbari Khalq (People's Tribune), published in Tajik, Russian and Uzbek languages twice a week, with a circulation of approximately 30,000 copies. Additionally, the party publishes socio-political magazines, including Mehvar and other magazines.[citation needed]

Electoral history


Presidential elections

Election Party candidate Votes % Result
1994 Emomali Rahmon 1,434,437 59.5% Elected  Y
1999 2,749,908 97.6% Elected  Y
2006 2,419,192 79.3% Elected  Y
2013 3,023,754 83.92% Elected  Y
2020 3,837,927 92.07% Elected  Y

Assembly of Representatives elections

Election Party leader Votes % Seats +/– Position Result
1995 Emomali Rahmon
5 / 181
  5   2nd Opposition
2000 64.5%
36 / 63
  31   1st Majority government
2005 1,666,909 64.5%
49 / 63
  13   1st Supermajority government
2010 2,321,436 71.0%
55 / 63
  6   1st Supermajority government
2015 62.5%
51 / 63
  4   1st Supermajority government
2020 50.4%
47 / 63
  4   1st Supermajority government


  1. ^ "Дом Политпросвещения в Душанбе реконструируют. Его превратят в настоящий дворец" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2 July 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Background on the People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Справка: Народно-демократическая партия Таджикистана" (in Russian). Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  4. ^ "НДПТ и "Нур Отан" подпишут соглашение о сотрудничестве" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Правящие в Таджикистане и Азербайджане партии подписали меморандум о сотрудничествe" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Таджикистан посетит делегация Компартии Китая" (in Russian). Retrieved 24 July 2017.