Day of Silence in Turkmenistan ahead of presidential election
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 11
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
The Day of Silence has been declared in Turkmenistan ahead of the presidential election to be held Feb. 12.
Turkmen presidential candidates ended their election campaigns on Feb. 9. All the candidates were given equal opportunities.
Nine presidential candidates were officially registered 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 chairman of the Mary province committee Durdygylych Orazov.
Deputy Chairman of Turkmen state association of food industry Maksat Annanepesov, Deputy Head of the Mary province of Turkmenistan Jumanazar Annayev, Director of Seydi oil refinery, MP Ramazan Durdyyev, Deputy Head of Dashoguz district Meretdurdy Gurbanov, Head of the Economic Department of Akhal province Serdar Jelilov, and Director General of Garabogazsulfat association Suleymannepes Nurnepesov are among the candidates nominated by initiative groups of Turkmen citizens.
Turkmen president is elected for a period of seven years.