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Tajik President Shuffles Officials

Tajik President Emomal Rahmon
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has reshuffled posts in the government, most notably naming a new interior minister, justice minister, and heads of the Security Council and of the presidential administration.

Rahmon named Ramazon Rahimov to be the new interior minister and moved his predecessor in the post, Abdurahim Kahharov, over to the position of Security Council secretary.

Rustam Mengliev was appointed justice minister, replacing Bakhtiyor Khudoyorov, who was named head of the presidential administration.

Matlubhon Davlatov was named first deputy prime minister.

A number of mayors and regional officials were also replaced.

with agency reports