Tajikistani presidential election, 1999
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Presidential elections were held in Tajikistan on 6 November 1999. They were won by the incumbent, Emomalii Rahmon, who took 97.6% of the vote. The opposition, who had demanded the elections be postponed, and planned to boycott them (but reversed their decision a few hours before voting began), described the result as illegal. Foreign observers were also critical of the elections, particularly regarding the issues of candidate registration, media access and voting irregulatities, including multiple voting.
Turnout was reported to be 98.9% of the 2,866,578 million registered voters.
|Emomalii Rahmon||People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan||2,749,908||97.6|
|Davlat Usmon||Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan||59,857||2.1|
|None of the above||7,051||0.3|
|Source: Nohlen et al.|
- Tajik elections under threat BBC News, 15 October 1999
- Tajik opposition denounces presidential election BBC News, 7 November 1999
- Tajik president wins second term BBC News, 5 November 1999
- Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p467 ISBN 0-19-924958-X