Turkmenistan preparing for parliamentary election
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, March 1
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
The registration of candidates as part of a campaign for the upcoming election of members of parliament, as well as local authorities to be held March 25 in Turkmenistan has been completed in the country.
A total of 284 candidates have been nominated for the election of members of parliament, and local authorities (halk maslahati): regional - 489 candidates, district and city - 2,570 candidates, and gengeshes (local self-government bodies) - 13,215 candidates.
Election campaigning and coverage of the election campaign in the media will last until March 23, 2018.
A total of 2,963 observers were registered from the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan, the Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the Agrarian Party, public organizations and associations, as well as groups of citizens of the country.
Representatives of the CIS, the UN, the OSCE, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) stated that their representatives will participate as observers in the election.