Tajikistan's National Reconciliation Commission dissolved

The National Reconciliation Commission, which was established in the summer of 1997 to implement the provisions of the peace agreement that ended the civil war, held its final session on 26 March, Reuters and dpa reported. The final provision of that peace agreement was holding parliamentary elections, which took place on 27 February and 23 March. Commission chairman and opposition leader Said Abdullo Nuri told the 26 March session that while the commission has fulfilled its mandate, some problems remain unresolved. He pointed to the repatriation of an estimated 108,000 Tajik refugees, the integration into the Tajik armed forces of Tajik opposition fighters, and the allocation to opposition politicians of 30 percent of the posts in national and local government bodies, according to Interfax. LF

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