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CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN

of July 21, 1994

About election of the president of the Republic of Tajikistan

(The last edition from 21-02-2018)
1. General provisions
Article 1. Election of the president of the Republic of Tajikistan

Election of the president of the Republic of Tajikistan is performed by citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan based on general, equal and direct suffrage in case of secret vote.

Person not younger 30 years having only citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan can be proposed as the presidential candidate of the Republic of Tajikistan, the higher education knowing state language and living in the territory of the republic is at least last 10 years.

Violation of requirements of this Article involves recognition of election of the president of the Republic of Tajikistan invalid.

Article 1 (1). Legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan on election of the president of the Republic of Tajikistan

The legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan on election of the president of the Republic of Tajikistan is based on the Constitution of the Republic of Tajikistan and consists of this constitutional Law, other regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Tajikistan, and also the international legal acts recognized by Tajikistan.

Article 2. The voting right of citizens

The citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan who reached 18-year age till the election day irrespective of their nationality, race, floor, language, religion, political convictions, educations, social and property status, have the right to participate in election of the president of the Republic of Tajikistan.

The citizens recognized by court incapacitated, or serving custodial sanctions or convicts according to the court verdict, have no right to participate in election of the president of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Any restriction of the voting right of citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan, except the cases provided by this Law is forbidden.

Article 3. Principles of elections of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan

Citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan participate in election campaign and vote on election of the president of the Republic of Tajikistan voluntarily and on an equal basis.

Vote at elections the President of the Republic of Tajikistan is secret and is performed by citizens directly. Each citizen has one voice.

Control of declaration of will of citizens is not allowed.

Article 4. Publicity by preparation and elections of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan

The state bodies and public associations participating in the organization and elections of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan perform the activities openly and publicly.

The Republic of Tajikistan guarantees to political parties, labor unions, other public associations, labor collectives and citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan the right of free propaganda. Propaganda in ballot day is forbidden.

All decisions of relevant organs on preparation and elections the President of the Republic of Tajikistan are subject to publication, transfer on radio and television within seven days from the moment of their acceptance.

The electoral commissions timely inform the population on the structure, the location, operating time of the polling precincts and on electoral registers.

At meetings of the electoral commissions, during vote, in case of counting of votes on the polling precincts, and also about one representative from political parties, Federation of independent labor unions of Tajikistan and the Union of youth of Tajikistan, from local representative bodies of the government has the right to be present at determination of results of vote. Meetings of representatives of deputies of Majlises of People's Deputies of the cities, areas of republican subordination which proposed presidential candidates of the Republic of Tajikistan, representatives of mass media, and if necessary the international observers, the international organizations. Representatives shall have the document of the organizations which directed them certifying their powers which form is determined by the Central commission on elections and holding referenda.

The political parties, Federations of independent labor unions of Tajikistan, the Union of youth of Tajikistan, local representative body of the government, meeting of representatives of deputies of Majlises of People's Deputies of the cities, areas of republican subordination which proposed presidential candidates of the Republic of Tajikistan declare in district electoral commissions the representatives at least in ten days prior to elections.

Direct or indirect intervention of the specified representatives of national and international observers in process of vote and activities of the electoral commissions is forbidden.

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