SPT expected to hold its extraordinary congress to nominate its candidate for president on August 22

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“One delegate out of every hundred party members will participate in the upcoming congress,” SPT leader told Asia-Plus in an interview.

 

According to him, the congress participant will discuss the party’s election program an nominate candidate for president.

 

Founded in 1993, the Socialist Party of Tajikistan was registered on August 6, 1996. The party is divided in two factions: the pro-government faction led by Abduhalim Ghafforov and the faction led by Mirhusein Narziyev that is not recognized. Narziyev-led faction has practically broken up.

 

The party’s founder, Safarali Kenjayev, was assassinated in Dushanbe in late March 1999 and the party has not been able to regroup since Kenjayev’s death.

 

According to some source, the Socialist Party of Tajikistan has more than 21,000 members.

 

Source: Asia Plus