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Tajikistan Election to Extend President's Two-decade Rule

The tightly controlled Central Asian country of Tajikistan is holding a presidential vote on Wednesday.  The election is expected to extend the rule of longtime Russian-backed leader Emomali Rakhmon for another seven years.   Observers say the election in Tajikistan will be an election in name only. The only real opposition candidate, human rights activist Oynihol Bobonazarova, has been barred from the race on the grounds that she has failed to collect the required signatures of 5 ...

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