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Majlisi namoyandogon (House of Representatives)

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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER

Parliament name (generic / translated) Majlisi Oli / Supreme Council
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Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Majlisi namoyandogon / House of Representatives
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Majlisi milli / National Assembly
Affiliation to the IPU Yes
Affiliation date(s) 1997 -
LEADERSHIP
President Shukurjon Zuhurov (M) 
Notes Elected on 16 Mar. 2010, re-elected on 17 March 2015.
Secretary General Hamrokhon Rasulov (M) 
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 63 / 63
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN


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Women (current number) 12 (19.05%)
Mode of designation directly elected 63
Term 5 years
Last renewal dates 1 March 2015
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Address Majlisi namoyandagon Majlisi Oli
Republic of Tajikistan
Dushanbe Rudaki ave. 42
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Phone (992 372) 21 23 66
21 01 41
Fax (992 372) 21 92 81
E-mail mejparl@mail.ru
Website
http://www.tajik-gateway.org/index.phtml?lang=en&id=31
http://www.parlament.tj/

ELECTORAL SYSTEM

Parliament name (generic / translated) Majlisi Oli / Supreme Council
Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Majlisi namoyandogon / House of Representatives
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Majlisi milli / National Assembly
LEGAL FRAMEWORK
Electoral law 10 December 1999
Law on Elections to the Majlisi Oli (last amended on 16.06.2004)
Mode of designation directly elected 63
Constituencies - 41 single-member constituencies.
- One nationwide constituency for 22 seats (under the proportional representation system)
Voting system Mixed: Mixed system:
- Proportional representation using the party list for 22 seats. Parties must surpass a 5-per-cent threshold to win parliamentary representation.
- Majority: Absolute majority vote in two rounds.
In each constituency, at least 50% of the electorate must participate for the poll to be valid and candidates are declared elected if they obtain more than 50% of the votes cast. Should one of these conditions not be met, a second round of elections must take place.
Voting is not compulsory.
Voter requirements - age: 18 years
- Tajik citizenship
CANDIDATES
Eligibility - qualified electors
- age: 25 years
- Tajik citizenship
Incompatibilities - Head of State
- members of the other chamber
- ministers of State
- holders of public posts
- holders of judicial offices (judges)
- members of the armed forces
Candidacy requirements Deposit of 7,000 somoni (about US$ 1,600) per candidate, refundable to candidates elected in the single-member constituencies and parties that surpass the 5-per-cent threshold.

LAST ELECTIONS

Parliament name (generic / translated) Majlisi Oli / Supreme Council
Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Majlisi namoyandogon / House of Representatives
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Majlisi milli / National Assembly
BACKGROUND
Dates of election / renewal (from/to) 1 March 2015
Timing and scope of renewal Elections were held for all seats in the House of Representatives on the normal expiry of the members' term of office.
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STATISTICS
Voter turnout
Round no 11 March 2015
Number of registered electors
Voters
Blank or invalid ballot papers
Valid votes



Notes
Distribution of votes
Round no 1
Political group Candidates Votes % of votes
People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan (PDPT)
Agrarian Party of Tajikistan (APT)
Party of Economic Reforms of Tajikistan (PER)
Socialist Party of Tajikistan (SPT)
Communist Party of Tajikistan (CPT)
Distribution of seats
Round no 1
Political Group Total of seats Majority Proportional
People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan (PDPT) 51 35 16
Agrarian Party of Tajikistan (APT) 5 2 3
Party of Economic Reforms of Tajikistan (PER) 3 1 2
Socialist Party of Tajikistan (SPT) 2 1 1
Communist Party of Tajikistan (CPT) 2 2 0
Distribution of seats according to sex
Men

Women

Percent of women
51

12

19.05%
Distribution of seats according to age
Distribution of seats according to profession
Comments
Source: http://www.parlament.tj
Unofficial results.

PRESIDENCY OF THE PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER

Parliament name (generic / translated) Majlisi Oli / Supreme Council
Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Majlisi namoyandogon / House of Representatives
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Majlisi milli / National Assembly
APPOINTMENT AND TERM OF OFFICE
Title Chairman of the Majlisi Oli
Term - duration: 5 years (term of House)
- reasons for interruption of the term: resignation, vote of no confidence, pronouncement of incompetence by a court of law, invalidation of elections, death
Appointment - elected by all Members of the Majlisi Oli
- before mandates have been validated
Eligibility - any Member may be a candidate
Voting system - formal vote by secret ballot
- an absolute majority is required
Procedures / results - the outgoing Chairman presides over the Majlisi Oli during the voting
- the Central Committee for Elections and Referenda supervises the voting
- the outgoing Chairman announces the results without delay
STATUS
Status - ranks second in the hierarchy of State
- may act as interim Head of State in the latter's absence
- represents the Majlisi Oli with the authorities
- represents the Majlisi Oli in international bodies
- in the absence of the Chairman, the First Vice-Chairman can assume his/her role and functions
Board - the Presidium is regulated by the Standing Orders
- consists of the Chairman, the Vice-Chairmen, and the Chairmen of committees and standing committees
- is only entrusted with assisting the Chairman
Material facilities NA (no information received)
FUNCTIONS
Organization of parliamentary business NA (no information received)
Chairing of public sittings - can open, adjourn and close sittings
- ensures respect for provisions of the Constitution and Standing Orders
- checks the quorum
- authenticates the texts adopted and the records of debates
- has discretionary power to give the floor outside the agenda according to the Standing Orders
Special powers - supervises the services of the Majlisi Oli
- plays a particular role in the conduct of foreign policy and defence
Speaking and voting rights, other functions - takes the floor in legislative debates
- takes part in voting
- proposes bills or amendments as a Member of Parliament
- sends the laws adopted by the Majlisi Oli to the Head of State for signature

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