President Emomali Rahmon runs the country over 20 year period. A cult of personality has been built around him: monuments are erected to him, songs of praise are sang to him, his image can be seen not only in state institutions but also on postage stamps.
Tajikistan is a completely corrupt country. Any reforms that are held there, first of all take into account the interests of beau monde. In addition, a key transit country for Afghan drug cartels. According to Amnesty International, many officials turn a blind eye or they are involved in the smuggling of illegal drugs actively.