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    Tajikistan Government 1998

      Country name
      conventional long form: Republic of Tajikistan
      conventional short form: Tajikistan
      local long form: Jumhurii Tojikistan
      local short form: none
      former: Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic

      Data code TI

      Government type republic

      National capital Dushanbe

      Administrative divisions 2 oblasts (viloyatho, singular - viloyat) and one autonomous oblast* (viloyati avtonomii); Viloyati Avtonomii Badakhshoni Kuni* (Khorugh - formerly Khorog), Viloyati Khatlon (Qurghonteppa - formerly Kurgan-Tyube), Viloyati Leninobod (Khujand - formerly Leninabad)
      note: the administrative center name follows in parentheses

      Independence 9 September 1991 (from Soviet Union)

      National holiday National Day, 9 September (1991)

      Constitution 6 November 1994

      Legal system based on civil law system; no judicial review of legislative acts

      Suffrage 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch
      chief of state: President Emomali RAHMONOV (since 6 November 1994; head of state and Assembly chairman since 19 November 1992)
      head of government: Prime Minister Yahyo AZIMOV (since 8 February 1996)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president who proposes them to the Supreme Assembly for approval
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 6 November 1994 (next to be held NA 1999); prime minister appointed by the president
      election results: Emomali RAHMONOV elected president; percent of vote - Emomali RAHMONOV 58%, Abdumalik ABDULLOJANOV 40%

      Legislative branch unicameral Supreme Assembly or Majlisi Oli (181 seats; members are popularly elected to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 26 February and 12 March 1995 (next to be held NA 2000)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA; estimated seats by party - Communist Party and affiliates 100, People's Party 10, Party of People's Unity 6, Party of Economic and Political Renewal 1, other 64

      Judicial branch Supreme Court, judges are appointed by the president

      Political parties and leaders People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan or PPT [Emomali RAHMONOV]; National Revival Bloc (Party of Popular Unity and Accord or PPUA) [Abdumalik ABDULLOJONOV]; Tajik Communist Party or CPT [Shodi SHABDOLOV]; Democratic Party or TDP [Jumaboy NIYAZOV, chairman]; Islamic Renaissance Party or IRP [Mohammed Sharif HIMATZODA, chairman]; Rebirth (Rastokhez) [Takhir ABDUZHABOROV]; Lali Badakhshan Society [Atobek AMIRBEKOV]; Tajikistan Party of Economic and Political Renewal or TPEPR; Citizenship, Patriotism, Unity Party [Bobokhon MAHMADOV]; Adolatho "Justice" Party [Abdurahmon KARIMOV, chairman]; Congress of Popular Unity [Saifuddin TURAYEV]; Party of Justice and Development [Rahmutullo ZAINAV]

      International organization participation CIS, EAPC, EBRD, ECE, ECO, ESCAP, FAO, IBRD, ICAO, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, Intelsat, IOC, IOM, ITU, OIC, OSCE, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTrO (observer)

      Diplomatic representation in the US Tajikistan does not have an embassy in the US, but has a mission at the UN: address - 136 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10021, telephone - [1] (212) 472-7645, FAX - [1] (212) 628-0252; permanent representative to the UN is Rashid ALIMOV

      Diplomatic representation from the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador R. Grant SMITH
      embassy: interim chancery, Oktyabrskaya Hotel, 105A Prospect Rudaki, Dushanbe 734001
      mailing address: use embassy street address
      telephone: [7] (3772) 21-03-56
      FAX: Telex [7] (3772) 20-03-62

      Flag description three horizontal stripes of red (top), a wider stripe of white, and green; a gold crown surmounted by seven five-pointed gold stars is located in the center of the white stripe

      NOTE: The information regarding Tajikistan on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Tajikistan Government 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Tajikistan Government 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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