13 Feb

Nomination of worthy candidates

Thanks to the wise and humane policy of the respected President, the electoral system of Turkmenistan, in accordance with generally accepted canons of international law, is based on the principles of true democracy.

In some districts of our country, in an organized manner, continues preparations for the elections of the early retired deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, members of the velayat, etrap, city Halk maslahaty and the Gengeshes that will be held on March 31, 2019.

As is known, in accordance with Article 44 of the Electoral Code of Turkmenistan, from January 30, 2019, it was announced about start of a campaign of nomination of candidates for these elections.

The Democratic Party of Turkmenistan, the Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan, the Agrarian Party of Turkmenistan, as well as groups of citizens living within their respective constituencies, participate in the process of nominating candidates.

As of February 13, 2019, in accordance with the final data, elections will be held in only 124 constituencies, including: in the 3 constituencies - elections of deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, in the 4 constituencies - elections of members of the velayat Halk maslahaty, in the 15 constituencies - elections of members of etrap, city Halk maslahaty, and in 102 constituencies - elections of members of the Gengeshes.

These days in these constituencies are underway full-scale works of nomination of candidates.

In accordance with the Electoral Code of Turkmenistan, the work of nomination of candidates are underway in openness, as well as making all conditions for nominating worthy candidates over constituencies, demonstrates that these elections are based on democratic principles.

The nomination of candidates will last until February 28, 2019.

Also, in accordance with the final data as of February 13, 2019, it was formed 220 polling stations for voting at the elections; in total, it was registered 284 national observers to observe the elections in accordance with the law.

Observing the preparatory works for these elections, which will be held on the last Sunday of March 2019, announced “Turkmenistan - Home of Prosperity!” we can see the triumph of democracy in our country.


A. Gandymov,

Secretary of the Central Election Commission.

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