Emomali Rahmon, first elected president in 1994, begins serving another seven-year term as president.
Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon looks sure to secure a fifth term in office in ongoing election as campaigns of his four competitors admit they do not expect many votes.
The Super Cup game heralding the beginning of the football season took place behind closed doors, and saw perennial domestic champions FC Istiklol come from behind to beat FC Khujand 2-1 in the capital Dushanbe.
Tajikistan's interior ministry said at least 15 assailants were killed and four more attackers detained. The clashes outside the capital Dushanbe broke out as the country prepared to celebrate Constitution Day.
China seeks to increase ties in the ex-Soviet Central Asia region which Russia has traditionally viewed as its backyard.
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