Presidential electoral campaign starts in Turkmenistan
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Dec. 26
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Presidential electoral campaign has started in Turkmenistan, the country’s Central Election Committee said in a message.
The election will be held in the country on Feb. 12, 2017.
Electoral commissions together with local executive authorities and other organizations of Turkmenistan are responsible for organization of the events, according to the message.
Three candidates are nominated for the president in Turkmenistan.
The Democratic Party nominated the incumbent head of state Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan nominated chairman of the Commercial Bank Rysgal, Bekmyrat Atalyev, and the Agrarian Party nominated Durdygylych Orazov.
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has been elected twice as the country’s president. During the presidential election in 2012, 97.4 percent of voters cast their ballots for Berdimuhamedov.
Turkmen president is elected for a period of seven years, according to new amendments to the country’s Constitution.