(QHA) - Tajikistan's Central Election Commission has announced that President Emomali Rahmon has won a new seven-year term, reports RFE/RL. The commission said on November 7 that the 61-year-old Rahmon received 83.6 percent of the vote after all ballots were counted in a presidential election on the previous day. As reported, Rahmon ran against five relatively unknown candidates, who largely refrained from criticizing government policies during the state-sponsored presidential election campaign. The opposition Social Democrat Party boycotted the poll, saying the election campaign had been held amid "violations of the constitution" and with "state-organized falsifications." The party accuses Tajik authorities of creating obstacles that prevented the opposition's single candidate, Oinihol Bobonazarova, from successfully registering. As reported, a delegation from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which monitored the election, is due to present its conclusions later on November 7.

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