Politics of compromise: The Tajikistan peace process
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The General Agreement provided Tajikistan with an extraordinary opportunity, unique among post-Soviet states, to refashion its institutional arrangements for governance. Rahmatillo Zoir and Scott Newton examine the country’s constitutional and legislative reforms, reviewing the provisions of the agreement, the constitutional amendment of 1999 and the parliamentary elections of 2000. Despite progress, they warn that the underlying foundations of the country's new governance structures appear to replicate significantly the features of the old system that contributed to political conflict.