Tajikistan: Leader of the Nation Law Cements Autocratic Path

Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon, seen here delivering a speech at the United Nations on Sept. 29, may soon become the Central Asian country’s “Leader of the Nation.” If approved by parliament, the duties and rights accorded to the “Leader of the Nation” will in essence permit Rahmon to serve as a president for life. The title will also give him perpetual immunity from prosecution. (Photo: UN)

Taking a major stride down an authoritarian path, Tajikistan is set to grant President Emomali Rahmon a title that will elevate him to a leader for life.
 

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