Nomination of candidates for MPs starts in Turkmenistan
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 18
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Nomination of candidates for the members of gengeshes (local self-government bodies) and members of parliament from two constituencies (for replacing the MPs who discontinued their membership) has started in Turkmenistan, said the country's Central Election Commission.
The registration of the candidates will be held from June 27 to July 22, said the CEC.
The pre-election campaign will begin following the completion of the registration.
"All the applicants are given equal rights and opportunities to present their proposals to the electorate," said the CEC.
Turkmenistan will hold the parliamentary election Aug.16.
The new Electoral Code entered into force in Turkmenistan in May 2013. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) rendered advisory support in the process of development of the new Electoral Code.
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