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Charlotte Hebdo
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« on: December 21, 2014, 11:08:59 am »
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Today the population of Uzbekistan has the "choice" between four parties with no ideology or policy positions - and all supporting President Islam Karimov (76) - for 135 seats in their 150 member parliament. The remaining 15 seats are preallocated to the bizarrely named Ecologcal Movement, which is the Presidents own fanclub.

The parties are: Liberal Democratic Party, People's Democratic Party, Democratic Party of National Revival and Social Democratic Party - Justice. So all very democratic..

Turnout has already past 51% and the elections are thereby valid.

http://www.rferl.org/content/uzbekistan-election-/26754850.html
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2014, 11:23:55 am »
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Is Islam Karimov the most loathsome specimen in the CIS?
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I am the least drama queen-esque of all! It is not dramatic to condemn the incipient authoritarianism of the courts!
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2014, 11:40:54 am »
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Is Islam Karimov the most loathsome specimen in the CIS?

Possibly, but there is very stiff competition for that title.
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2014, 09:31:39 am »
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Is Islam Karimov the most loathsome specimen in the CIS?

Possibly, but there is very stiff competition for that title.

As someone who literally had a number of political dissidents boiled alive (among other practicies), Karimov takes a gold in this already very stiff competition.
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2014, 11:59:40 am »
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Result:

Liberal Democratic Party 47
People’s Democratic Party 21
Democratic Party of National Revival 28
Social Democratic Party - Justice 17

Run-off between the top two in January in 22 constituencies where no candidate got 1/3 of the votes or more.

Turnout 89%, dunno if the turnout is fake as well, but it might be unhealthy not to participate.
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2014, 05:04:05 pm »
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Wonder what happened to the Self-Sacrificers Party. They were the president's favorite party for a while before they got replaced by the Liberal Democrats. Still, didn't expect them to disappear entirely, the People's Democratic Party (former Communist) are still around, even though Karimov abandoned them around 2000.
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2014, 01:39:26 am »
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Is Islam Karimov the most loathsome specimen in the CIS?

He put his own daughter under house arrest.
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2014, 03:07:21 am »
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She deserves it.
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2014, 11:50:30 am »
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I'd vote for the Social Democratic Party minus Justice, personally.
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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2014, 03:12:18 pm »
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Yes, she does, but I doubt her brazenly criminal behavior was the motivating factor.
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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2015, 06:08:32 pm »
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The second round saw an eight seat gain for the Democratic Party of National Revival, six extra seats to the People's Democratic Party, five more to the Liberal Democratic Party and three extra seats to the Justice Social Democratic Party.

In total it all adds up to a very neat five seat gain to National Revival/five seat loss to People's Democratic Party, one seat gain to the Justice Social Democratic Party/ one seat loss to the Liberal Democratic Party. So apparently Karimov likes symmetry.  
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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2015, 02:47:44 am »
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Official turnout for the Tajikistan parliamentary elections was 87.7%. President Emomali Rahmon's People’s Democratic Party of Tajikistan won receiving 65.2% of the votes from his loyal underlings rewarding their leader since 1992 for his visionary rule and all the nice Russian troops he has brought into their country.

http://www.rferl.org/content/tajik-elections-rahmon-party-victory/26877105.html

The leader of the Communist Party leader has dismissed the election as a farce, so he is probably going to dissapear soon.

For the first time since Tajikistan gained independence in1991the Communists and the only legal Islamist option the Islamic Renaissance Party (IRPT) failed to clear the 5% threshold. IRPT was a major player in Tajikistan's 1992-97 civil war, but relegalized after the peace agreement and has until now been allowed to stay in parliament. So two historic parties are out.

A senior international election observer said "an honest count could not be guaranteed" because of instances of ballot-box stuffing, multiple voting, and "disregard of counting procedures."

Despite this they do have an opposition:

The Agrarian Party, Economic Reform Party and Socialist Party all won seats, the latter gaining one of the 63 seats in the Majlisi Namoyandagon for the first time to act as the token leftists now that the Commies are out.

Unfortunantely the Democratic Party and the Social Democratic Party (the only really vocal critics of the government) just fell short. So sad, but one day these hotheads will grow up and learn how to moderate and be token opposition and then who knows?

OSCE international observer mission: The parliamentary polls took place in a "restricted political space" and failed to provide a level playing field for candidates. Understatement of the year.
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2015, 04:11:11 am »
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Result:

People's Democratic Party 65.2
Agrarian Party 11.8
Party of Economic Reforms 7.6  
Socialist Party 5.5
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Communist Party 2.3
Democratic Party 1.7
Islamic Revival Party 1.5
Social Democratic Party 0.5

41 of the 63 seats are elected in a two round system - dunno when the second round is.

Also: Fugitive Tajik opposition politician and businessman Umarali Kuvatov was killed in Istanbul recently.
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