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Turkmen elections to local government to be postponed because of holiday

Turkmenistan Materials 14 August 2012 12:11
Due to the fact that on Sunday, August 19, 2012 Turkmenistan celebrates Oraza-Bayram (Ramadan), as well as in connection with the transfer of the day off on August 20, 2012 Majlis (parliament) of the country adopted a resolution "On the change in date of the election of members of Gengeshi" (local government), the Turkmen government said on Tuesday.
Turkmen elections to local government to be postponed because of holiday

Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Aug. 14 / Trend H.Hasanov /

Due to the fact that on Sunday, August 19, 2012 Turkmenistan celebrates Oraza-Bayram (Ramadan), as well as in connection with the transfer of the day off on August 20, 2012 Majlis (parliament) of the country adopted a resolution "On the change in date of the election of members of Gengeshi" (local government), the Turkmen government said on Tuesday.

According to the document, the election of members of the Gengeshi, scheduled for Sunday, August 19, 2012, is postponed to Monday, August 20, 2012.

On the main election day, August 19, district polling stations will be open from 7 am to 19 pm. More than two million voters are expected to come to polls.

Under the authority set forth in the Constitution, the Gengeshi as the elected body are charged with "the issue of the fullest account of local conditions and aspirations of the public in the preparation and implementation of plans for economic, social and cultural development of a specific village or town, measures for management of natural resources and environmental environment, the solution of other issues within their competence by law."

Earlier it was reported that in honor of the holy Ramadan a presidential pardon decree was issued.

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