Muhibulloh Dodojonov of Tajikistan's Central Election Commission told RFE/RL today that in the Hisor district one of the candidates withdrew from the race leaving only the candidate from the ruling People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan (PDPT).
"In electoral district number seven, Hisor district candidate Sabzov Usmonjon withdrew his candidacy from the runoff. There is only one candidate -- Abdurahmon Sharifov," Dodojonov said.
Candidates from the PDPT are running in all three of today's runoff elections. The party, led by President Imomali Rakhmonov, won 75 percent of the seats in the 27 February election.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe criticized the first round of elections as being plagued with violations.