Imomal Rakhmonov held talks in Dushanbe
on 30 November with OSCE mission head Marin Bukhoara and the following
day with Ivo Petrov, special representative of the UN Secretary-General,
Asia Plus-Blitz reported. Rakhmonov discussed with both officials preparations
for next year's parliamentary elections. He pledged that those elections
will be fair and democratic in order to promote stable political development.
Meanwhile the government and opposition representatives on the Commission
for National Reconciliation have again failed to resolve their differences
over the number of deputies in each chamber of the new parliament, Asia
Plus-Blitz reported on 2 December (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 29
and 30 November 1999). LF
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