Muhiddin Kabiri (file photo) (RFE/RL)
September 2, 2006 -- The Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRP) today promoted Muhiddin Kabiri from his position as deputy leader to be its new head.
Kabiri succeeds Said Abdullo Nuri, who died in August after a prolonged illness. Unlike many in the party hierarchy, Kabiri is not an Islamic cleric but has a secular education.
The IRP is due to name its candidate for the November presidential election soon.