Former chairman of Yovon district elected to head Tajik ruling party’s organization for Khatlon province

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Jamshed Saidzoda, who was relieved of his post of Chairman of Yovon District in Khatlon Province on January 11, yesterday was elected to head the People’s Democratic Party of Tajikistan (PDPT)’s for Khatlon Province, replacing Qiyomiddin Miraliyon.

The PDPT is the only political party in Tajikistan that has its offices in Dushanbe and in a number of cities and districts of the country.

The party now has its offices in eighteen cities and districts across the country. In some districts, the party rents buildings for its district organizations.

The PDPT organizing committee was established in 1993, and the party itself was established on December 10, 1994. Until April 1998, it was called the People's Party of Tajikistan.

The party stands for a secular state and society (secularism).

The People’s Democratic Party is the largest political party in Tajikistan, boasting more than 900,000 registered members. President Emomali Rahmon is chairman of the party.

The party has its branches in all regions and largest settlements of Tajikistan. The youth wing of the party is called the Sozandagoni Vatan (Creators of the Motherland).

At the latest legislative elections that took place on March 1, 2020, the PDPT won 65.4 percent of the vote and 51 out of 63 seats. At the previous parliamentary elections, March 1, 2015, the ruling party won 65.4 percent of the vote and 51 out of 63 seats. At the legislative elections that took place on February 28, 2010, the PDPT won 71.69% of the popular vote and 45 out of 63 seats. At the parliamentary elections that took place on February 27, 2005, the PDPT won 74% of the popular vote and 52 out of 63 seats (74 percent of the popular vote). This was an increase from the 2000 elections, in which they won 64.9% of the vote and 38 seats.

The People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan has bilateral cooperation with foreign political parties including the Russia's ruling party United Russia, with the ruling Nur Otan in Kazakhstan, with the ruling New Azerbaijan Party, and with the Communist Party of China.

Source: Asia-Plus