Turkmenistan preparing for elections to parliament, local authorities
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 28
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
Elections of members for the parliament and local authorities – velayat (regional), etrap (district) and halk maslahaty (People’s Council) of Turkmenistan are scheduled for August 21, 2016, the country’s Central Commission for Elections and Referenda said in a message.
The message says that in view of the completion of the term of office, on the basis of the results of meetings held by political parties, public associations, nomination groups of citizens for representatives to election commissions, regional election commissions and commissions in the Ashgabat city were re-formed and their compositions were approved, which included workers of various industries of the national economy, spheres of education and health, science and culture.
Training seminars, which will enable their members to become fully acquainted with the Electoral Code, their duties, and the arrangements for the upcoming elections, will be held for the new members of electoral commissions and observers, according to the message.