Tajik ruling party nominates head of Dushanbe’s Firdavsi district to run for parliament

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The ruling People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan (PDPT) has nominated Muhammadrahim Yusufi, the head of Dushanbe's Firdavsi district, to run for the Majlisi Namoyandagon (Tajikistan's lower house of parliament).

PDPT's organization for the Roudaki district has nominated Yusufi to run for parliament, an official source within the PDPT told Asia-Plus Wednesday afternoon.

Muhammadrahim Yusufi was born in the Roudaki district in 1959. He graduated from the Tajik Agricultural University.

Yusufi has served as head of Dushanbe's Firdavsi district since 2018. Prior to his, he had been the head of the Roudaki district for three years.

If elected, Muhammadrahim Yusufi will have to leave the post of minister of justice, because a deputy of the Majlisi Namoyandagon may not be a deputy of other representative agency and the agency of local self-government, may not occupy another post nor engage in entrepreneurial activity, except scientific and creative.

The Majlisi Namoyandagon is the lower house of Tajikistan's parliament. It has 63 members, elected for a five-year term in, 22 by proportional representation (party list) and 41 in single-seat constituencies.

Source: Asia plus