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Emomali Rahmon

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 16:29

Emomali Rahmon was born on October 5, 1952 in Dangara, Tajikistan. In 1982, he graduated from the Tajik State University with the Bachelor's in Economics. During the same year, Mr. Rahmon was promoted to be the Chairman of the collective farm in Dangara region.

From 1976-1988 Mr. Rahmon was the Chairman of the Union Committee of the collective farm in Dangara region of Koolyab province. He also held various positions in the leading Government divisions at that time.

In 1992, Mr. Rahmon was elected as the Chairman of Executive Committee of Koolyab province and the Chairman of the District People Representative's body. Later that year, he was elected as the Chairman of the Supreme Assembly of the Republic of Tajikistan.

On November 16, 1994, Mr. Rahmon was elected the President of the Republic of Tajikistan. In November of 1999, Mr. Rahmon was re-elected as the President for a seven-year term.

The President is married and has nine children.

Quick facts:

The President of the Republic of Tajikistan is the head of the state and the Chairman of the Government - the highest executive body of the country.

The President of the Republic of Tajikistan is elected by way of national vote for the seven year term.

The President is also a Commander in Chief of the National Army.

The office of the President consisting of 5 departments and 24 offices is the executive arm of the President, including, inter alia, the following are the most important oncs:

Department on constitutional rights of citizens

Public affairs, information and cultural affairs department

Social policy department

Department on economic policy

In addition to the executive office of the President, there is a Security Council and five State Advisors, including the State Advisor on Economic Issues, State Advisor on International Affairs, State Advisor on Science and Social issues, State Advisor on Public Affairs, Information and Culture and State Advisor on Defense and Law Enforcement.

Mr. Rahmonov is a recipient of a numerous honors including 2000 World Peace Corps academy Gold Medal award.

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