Ghani congratulates Tajik president on his re-election victory

On Monday evening President Ashraf Ghani called Tajikistan’s President Imomali Rakhmon to congratulate him on his re-election victory, the Presidential Palace (ARG) stated.

Rakhmom has been re-elected for a fifth term with 90.92 percent of the vote, preliminary data on Monday revealed.

Russian-allied Rakhmon, 68, has run the Persian-speaking nation of 9.5 million people since 1992 and was widely expected to secure a seven-year term in office in the absence of strong domestic opposition.