Rakhmon, who has ruled the central Asian country for more than two decades won 83.6% of the vote.
Since the collapse of the USSR the Tajik government has striven to establish a new historical narrative. Statues of Lenin may have disappeared, but for many the difficulties of post-Soviet life are a poor substitute for their previous life, says Eleanor Dalgleish
22.01.2013 Tajikistan's economy grows 7.5 pct in 2012
The poorest of the ex-Soviet states is trying to implement reforms to try and transform to a market economy.