The party late on August 12 proposed as its chief Muhiddin Kabiri, who was a leading deputy to Nuri for many years.
He faces a confirmation vote at a party conference in September.
In an interview with RFE/RL's Tajik Service, Kabiri said that, if he is elected, he does not expect to instigate major changes in the party's policies.
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