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    TAJIK OPPOSITION DOES NOT RECOGNIZE ELECTION RESULTS

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    DUSHANBE, March 1 (RIA Novosti) - The parliamentary elections in Tajikistan on February 27 were held in accordance with the scenario of the power, deputy chairman of the Party of Islamic Revival of Tajikistan Mukhiddin Kabiri told reporters on Tuesday in Dushanbe. (This party was the core of the so-called United Tajik Opposition which waged an armed war against the government in the middle of the 1990s for turning Tajikistan into an Islamic republic.)

    "The February 27 elections in Tajikistan are a tragedy, they undermined their belief in democracy," he said. According to him, his party had sent in a number of applications to the Central Election Commission, the city court and the Prosecutor about the violations during the elections. "If the results of these elections are not annulled, run-off elections should be called and not only in Dushanbe but also in the regions where violations took place," Mukhiddin Kabiri believes.

    "The President should recall his promises before the elections; he said that they would be democratic and transparent," the deputy chairman of the Party of the Islamic Revival of Tajikistan said.

    Speaking about the participation of his party in meetings for annulling the results of the elections Mukhitddin Kabiri said: "We shall act within the framework of the law, and even if we do not participate in the meetings, we shall support their participants morally."

    Mukhitddin Kabiri and the leaders of four political parties of the country (the Communist Party, the Democratic Party, the Social Democratic Party and the Social Party) yesterday signed an application, addressed to President Emomali Rakhmonov, that they did not recognize the results of the elections.

    The ruling People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan received 17, out of 22, seats in the parliament in accordance with the party list vote.

    As the head of the Central Election Commission, Mirzoali Baltuyev, said, under the party list vote the CommunistParty received three seats and the Party of the Islamic Revival of Tajikistan - two.

    Other 41 deputies were elected in single mandate districts. According to the Central Election Commission head, at the present moment the names of 38 elected single mandate deputies are known: 32 are members of the People's Democratic Party, one - communist and five - non-party people, Mirzoali Baltuyev said.

    The People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan is headed by the President of the republic, Emomali Rakhmonov.

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