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 the Hajj and addressed OIC conferences. He has been a supporter of Tajiki cultural roots, and in 2007 changed his name from Rahmonov to Rahmon following a decree which banned Slavic names endings and other Soviet-era practices.
Source of Influence: Political
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