Category Archives: Elections

Social Media in Tajikistan’s Election: A “Milestone” or Just “Noise”?

thumbelections-200x200There was an unprecedented amount of social media buzz around the recent presidential polls in Tajikistan. There is little agreement, however, about whether the buzz made any real difference.

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Tajikistan Votes in “Imitation” of Presidential Elections

tj_rahmonvotes-200x200Today’s elections in Tajikistan will extend the two-decade-long presidency of Emomali Rahmon for another seven years. The vote does not have even a modicum of suspense.

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Why Rahmon Will Win the Elections Tomorrow: “Beer Shop” Explanation

It is official now: most voters arriving at the polling stations tomorrow to vote in Tajikistan’s presidential elections will have no idea that they have options other than the incumbent president. Media have done a great job in debunking the illusion that there multiple candidates in this year’s elections.


ASIA-Plus has interviewed people in Dushanbe, asking them which candidates they know of. Is anyone really surprised that Emomali Rahmon is the only candidate everyone recalls? What one can find surprising, however, is that although most people interviewed did not know of other candidates, they were still going to vote on the election day.

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November 5, 2013 · 12:53

‘Politics is a Men-Only Game’: Female Candidate Quits Presidential Race in Tajikistan

tj_ob-200x200Saddened by the failure of Tajikistan’s female presidential candidate to enter the race, netizens are pessimistic about the country’s future. Some say they will boycott the vote and emigrate.

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Tajik President’s Reelection Bid Finds Support Online

tj_president-200x200With less than six weeks to go before presidential elections, Tajikistan’s incumbent leader has found unexpected support from some bloggers.

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