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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tajik Peace Uneasy

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan -- Tajik President Emomali Rakhmonov on Sunday said the resignation of the chairman of the national reconciliation commission would not endanger the peace process that began with a treaty signed two years ago.

Said Nuri, leader of the United Tajik Opposition, said Saturday his decision to leave the commission was related to Rakhmonov's failure to appoint an opposition member as defense minister.

The peace agreement, which ended five years of civil war, called for 30 percent of federal and local executive bodies to be filled by opposition members, who now hold 12 senior government posts and are entitled to two more.