Rahmon Nabiyev

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Rahmon Nabiyev
2nd President of Tajikistan
In office
2 December 1991 – 7 September 1992
Prime MinisterAkbar Mirzoyev
Vice PresidentNarzullo Dustov
Preceded byAkbarsho Iskandrov (Acting)
Succeeded byAkbarsho Iskandrov (Acting)
In office
23 September 1991 – 6 October 1991
Preceded byQadriddin Aslonov (Acting)
Succeeded byAkbarsho Iskandrov (Acting)
First Secretary of the Communist Party of Tajikistan
In office
1982–1985
Preceded byJabbor Rasulov
Succeeded byQahhor Mahkamov
Personal details
Born(1930-10-05)5 October 1930
Leninabad, Tajik SSR
Died11 April 1993(1993-04-11) (aged 62)
Khujand, Tajikistan
NationalityTajik
Political partyCommunist Party of Tajikistan
Spouse(s)Mariam Nabieva[1]

Rahmon Nabiyevich Nabiyev (Tajik: Раҳмон Набиев, alternative spelling Rakhmon Nabiev; 5 October 1930 – 11 April 1993) served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Tajikistan and twice as the President of Tajikistan. He partly instigated the Tajik Civil War. Rising out of the regional nomenklatura, Nabiyev ascended to power in 1982 as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Tajikistan. In 1985 he was ousted in a corruption scandal.[2]

After Tajik leaders declared the independence of the Tajikistan in September 1991, Nabiyev orchestrated his way back into power on 23 September, only to step down on 6 October as pressure mounted for him to vacate the office during the campaign for the presidential elections. Nabiyev won the elections and on 2 December 1991 he became the first elected President of Tajikistan.

Disputes concerning the election led to opposition street demonstrations, which developed into a civil war in May 1992. As fighting escalated, Nabiyev's own pro-government militias staged a coup d'état in September 1992. He resigned office from the safety of his home province of Leninabad. By December 1992 the Kulyab province's former apparatchik turned paramilitary-leader, Emomali Rahmon, was in power. The cause of Rahmon Nabiev's death is not clear. Officially, he died of a heart attack, but in other versions of the story, he shot himself, or was killed.[3] Nabiyev's widow, former First Lady Mariam Nabiyev, died in December 2017.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Widow Of Tajikistan's First Elected President Dies In Fire". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 2018-12-29. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  2. ^ Neimatullo Safarov, Victor Novikov (2000). "Leaders of Tajikistan in XX-th century (1924 – 2000)". UNEP/GRID. Retrieved 2006-08-11.
  3. ^ http://www.peoples.ru/state/king/tajikistan/rahmon_nabiev/
Preceded by
Qadriddin Aslonov
Akbarsho Iskandrov
President of Tajikistan
1991
1991–1992
Succeeded by
Akbarsho Iskandrov
Preceded by
Jabbor Rasulov
First Secretary of the Communist Party of Tajikistan
1982–1985
Succeeded by
Qahhor Mahkamov