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Sunday, November 7, 1999 Published at 17:55 GMT


World: Asia-Pacific

Tajik opposition denounces presidential election


A leading opposition politician in Tajikistan has described as illegal the results of yesterday's presidential election which was won overwhelmingly by the incumbent, Imamoli Rakhmanov.

Davlat Usmon of the Islamic Revival party said the vote had been falsified in the Soviet tradition and wouldn't be recognised.

The presidential vote - the first since the end of the civil war in 1997 - was shrouded in confusion, with the opposition lifting a boycott only hours before voting began.

But Mr Usmon - who was the only other candidate on the ballot paper - continued to insist he was not taking part.

The BBC Central Asia correspondent said there will be disappointment both inside and outside Takijistan that the elections have been so clouded in controversy.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



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