Tajikistani parliamentary election, 2010
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Parliamentary elections were held in Tajikistan on 28 February 2010 alongside local elections. A second round in one constituency held on 14 March. The result was a victory for President Emomali Rakhmon's People's Democratic Party (PDP), which won 55 of the 63 seats. However, all parties with the exception of the Islamic Renaissance Party were considered supporters of the regime.
Of the 63 seats in the Assembly of Representatives, 41 were elected by majority vote in single-member constituencies. If no candidate received a majority of the vote in the first round, a second round was held. A second round was also held in cases where voter turnout was lower than 50% in the first round. The remaining 22 seats were elected by proportional representation at the national level, with parties having to cross a 5% threshold to win seats.
A total of 221 candidates contested the election representing eight parties.
Whilst OSCE stated that the election had had "a generally good atmosphere", international observers stated the election had "failed on many basic democratic standards", with widespread electoral fraud occurring. This included ballot box stuffing and proxy voting.
In the run-up to the elections, state media had focused on the electricity policies of the PDP government. The Communist Party stressed social justice issue, focussing on education, medical care and "old age with dignity".
|People's Democratic Party||2,321,436||71.04||39||16||55||+6|
|Islamic Renaissance Party||268,096||8.20||0||2||2||0|
|Agrarian Party of Tajikistan||166,935||5.11||1||1||2||New|
|Party of Economic Reforms||165,324||5.06||1||1||2||New|
|Social Democratic Party||116,796||3.58||0||0||0||New|
- Majlisi namoyandogon (House of Representatives) IPU
- Election profile IFES
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