2006 Tajik presidential election
Presidential elections were held in Tajikistan on 6 November 2006. The result was a victory for incumbent President Emomali Rahmonov, who won a third term in office after receiving 79% of the vote.
Five candidates contested the elections:
- Emomali Rahmonov — incumbent president and a member of the dominant People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan. Constitutional provisions that had barred Rahmonov from seeking further terms had been controversially removed.
- Abduhalim Ghafforov — registered as representing the Socialist Party, although this is not the original Socialist Party, which was denied registration.
- Amir Qaroqulov — Agrarian Party
- Olimzhon Boboyev — Party of Economic Reform
- Ismoil Talbakov — Communist Party of Tajikistan
The Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan, the Democratic Party, and the Social Democratic Party all boycotted the elections, criticising the country's electoral apparatus as unreliable and refusing to accept the constitutional changes that allowed Rakhmanov to seek a third term.
A rally by opposition parties was broken up. According to the BBC, none of the four candidates opposing Rahmonov have publicly criticised him, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has said that "[n]o signs of a competitive campaign have been observed thus far".
|Emomali Rahmonov||People's Democratic Party||2,419,192||79.3|
|Olimzhon Boboyev||Party of Economic Reform||190,148||6.2|
|Amir Qaroqulov||Agrarian Party||156,991||5.2|
|Ismoil Talbakov||Communist Party||159,493||5.2|
|Abduhalim Ghafforov||Socialist Party||85,295||2.8|
- Election Profile IFES
- Tajik president wins third term
- Tajik security agents break up small opposition rally International Herald-Tribune, 4 November 2006
- Q&A: Tajik election BBC News, 3 November 2006
- War-weary Tajikistan, Central Asia's poorest nation, to vote in presidential election International Herald-Tribune, 3 November 2006
- U.S. Relations With Tajikistan US Department of State