The lower chamber of parliament under Tajikistan's authoritarian regime has approved amendments to its election laws.

Feb 7, 2018

(Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty) – The lower chamber of Tajikistan's parliament has approved amendments to the laws on presidential and parliamentary elections — lowering the eligibility age from 35 to 30 for the presidency and legislative posts in parliament's upper chamber.

The bill was approved on February 7 in accordance of the results of a May 2016 national referendum.

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