Tajikistan
Social media posts by Tajik president's grandson unsettle ruling circles as leadership succession looms

On his various social media accounts, Ismoil Mahmadzoir shows himself with his grandfather, Tajik's President, but also with $100 bills, in Dubai, and in his role as judo federation president.
On his various social media accounts, Ismoil Mahmadzoir shows himself with his grandfather, Tajik's President, but also with $100 bills, in Dubai, and in his role as judo federation president. © ismoil8/Instagram - rayison_tj/Instagram - @ismoilim8/Twitter
The social networking activity of "influencer" Ismoil Mahmadzoir is causing a stir within the country's political and security corridors. His grandfather President Emomali Rahmon is planning his succession, which has triggered quiet manoeuvring within elite factions, including Mahmadzoir's relatives. [...]
Published on 20.04.2023 at 05:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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