DUSHANBE, September 27, Asia-Plus - “The election race will not be so tense as the opposition parties did not put forward their candidates,” Sayfullo Safarov, the deputy director of Tajikistan’s Center for Strategic Studies, said in his interview with Asia-Plus.   

Safarov believes the election campaign and the presidential election itself will be transparent and democratic because “there are all necessary conditions for this.” 

“The main demand of the head of state is that state bodies should not use administrative resources,” said Safarov, “Besides, all electoral commissions will be placed out of hukumat buildings that will exclude the possibility of interference of local authorities in the commissions’ work and the voting process as a whole.”