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OSCE Presents Report On Tajik Presidential Election

DUSHANBE -- The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) says Tajik authorities have not taken the organization's recommendations to provide proper conditions for holding a presidential election in the country.

The head of the OSCE's election observation mission in Tajikistan, Paraschiva Badescu, presented the final report of the OSCE Election Observation Mission for the November 2013 presidential election in Dushanbe on April 9.

Badescu said that all groups in the Tajik society should take part in the reform process, including election reforms.

The OSCE's mission had stated after President Emomali Rahmon was reelected that opposition candidates were not able to take part in the poll as they faced "significant obstacles during the registration process."

Badescu is expected to discuss with Tajik authorities on April 9 recent developments in election administration, women's representation and the proposed amendments to the law on parliamentary elections.

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