CIS mission: Turkmenistan voted for stability by electing president
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Feb. 14 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Turkmen incumbent president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was re-elected for a second term gaining 97.14 per cent of votes. Speaking about the presidential elections held on Sunday, the CIS observers said at a press conference in Ashgabat that people had voted for stability.
"The Turkmen presidential campaign was held in an ethical manner, correctly and calmly," the head of the CIS mission, executive secretary Sergei Lebedev said. "The Turkmen people voted for stability which is conducted by the Turkmen current leadership aimed at systematically improving the social status of the country's citizens and the further growth of the national economy."
Mr Lebedev stressed that the Turkmen presidential elections have been held in an atmosphere of openness and high voter turnout.