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Turkmenistan sums up local and parliamentary elections

Turkmenistan Materials 21 August 2012 14:24 (UTC +04:00)
Election of members of the Gengeshi (local government) and the Mejlis (Parliament) of Turkmenistan, which were held in two election districts can be considered valid, the Central Election Commission of Turkmenistan said on Tuesday.
Turkmenistan sums up local and parliamentary elections

Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Aug. 21 / Trend H.Hasanov /

Election of members of the Gengeshi (local government) and the Mejlis (Parliament) of Turkmenistan, which was held in two election districts can be considered valid, the Central Election Commission of Turkmenistan said on Tuesday.

'In accordance with the provisions of national law, the voting results will be announced in the near future', the statement said.

According to the Central Commission for Elections and Referenda of Turkmenistan, by the time the polls closed, i.e., 19.00, 89.91 per cent of voters had participated in the election of members of the Gengeshi (local government), and 90.01 per cent for the national parliamentarians.

The information states that all regions of the country on the basis of a wide alternative, held elections of members of Gengeshi and deputies of the Mejlis in two constituencies namely the 26th constituency of Kaahka etrap (area) of the Ahal velayat (province) and 99th of Mary of Mary province to replace retired MPs.

As is known, some 12,309 candidates were elected for the Gengeshi, whose nomination was initiated by large public organisations and associations, as well as groups of citizens.

Some 6100 constituencies and 1779polling stations were established all over the country. Some 43,859 voters were registered to vote for the election of deputies of the Mejlis of two constituencies.

Full monitoring of the electoral process was implemented by national observers who were present at all the polling stations.

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