UN consults Turkmenistan on electoral processes
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, October 2/ Trend H. Hasanov /
On October 1-2 Ashgabat hosts a seminar organised with the assistance of the United Nations Development Programme on 'Enhancing the electoral system and processes in Turkmenistan', a statement of the event organisers said on Wednesday.
The project is a part of a joint project with the Central Commission for Elections and Referenda (CEC) in Turkmenistan.
'The objectives of this meeting are to provide expert support to professionals and members of the electoral commission on issues of administration and technical procedures of the electoral process, as well as advice in preparing a plan to monitor the elections', the information said.
After the seminar, UN consultants will submit the country's CEC guidelines for the use of the international standard of election observation in accordance with national legislation.
Turkeminstan's CEC plans to hold elections on December 15 2013. It is expected that the elections will be observed by local observers and invited international experts and observers from many foreign countries and major international organisations and in the first instance, the European Union, CIS and OSCE.
The term of office of Turkmen MPs is five years. The current senior composition was elected in December 2008.