The voting of the citizens on the elections of the President of Turkmenistan finished at 7 p.m. local time on the whole territory of our country. 2577 polling stations in Ashgabat, Ahal, Balkan, Mary, Dashoguz and Lebap velayats have closed their doors, the Central Elections Commission informs.
Moreover, the voting of the residents of Turkmenistan abroad, where 41 polling stations were opened at the embassies and the consular institutions of the country, was conducted in an orderly way.
The turnout of voters in the elections amounted to 97.12% from all Turkmenistan citizens with the right of voting, the Central Election Commission reported.
In accordance with the Constitution of the country, the President of Turkmenistan is elected for seven years. For the winning the candidate must gain more than 50% of the votes.
We remind you that the voting company on the elections of the President of Turkmenistan started on the `4th of March, 2022.
Full monitoring of the elections process was conducted by national and international observers.
The CEC registered 9 candidates, nominated by three political party and six initiative groups.
Serdar Berdimuhamedov, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, was nominated from the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan;
From the Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs - Babamyrat Meredov, Director of the Economic Society “Vepaly Gurlushyk”;
From the Agrarian Party - Agajan Bekmyradov, Deputy hakim of Mary velayat;
Also, from the initiative groups that collected signatures in support of the candidates, were nominated:
Perhat Begenjov, Director of the Financial and Economic Secondary Vocational School of Lebap Velayat;
Berdymammet Gurbanov, head physician of the “Avaza” Sanatorium of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry, Deputy of the Mejlis Milli Gengesh;
Maksatmyrat Ovezgeldiyev, head of the Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of Babadayhan etrap of Ahal velayat;
Kakageldi Saryev, Director of the Research and Production Center “Renewable Energy Sources” of the State Energy Institute;
Hydyr Nunnaev, Vice-Rector for Scientific Work of the Turkmen State Institute of Physical Culture and Sports, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences;
Maksat Odeshov, Chairman of the Committee of the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan etrap named after Saparmurat Turkmenbashi.
Meetings of voters with candidates for the post of President of Turkmenistan, as part of the election marathon, were held in the capital and five velayats of the country with the broad participation of all segments of Turkmen society.
Early voting for the elections was held from March 2 to March 11 and covered 7.9% of the total number of voters.
In accordance with paragraph 5 of Article 76 of the Electoral Code of Turkmenistan, the Central Election Commission, based on the protocols of the election commissions of the velayat, etrap, city, district election commission, must sum up their results and draw up a protocol no later than on the seventh day after the elections. The inauguration of the newly elected President of Turkmenistan will take place on the 19th of March.