HE President Emomalii Rahmon has been President of Tajikistan since 1994. In 2013, he was elected to a fourth term in office. He has performed hajj and addressed OIC conferences. He has been a supporter of Tajiki cultural roots, changing his name in 2007 from Rahmonov to Rahmon following a decree that banned Slavic names endings and other Soviet-era practices.
Source of Influence: Political
Status: Featured in current year