Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wins Presidential Elections in Turkmenistan

Session of the Central Committee for Elections and Referendums in Turkmenistan was held in Ashgabat, where the results of Presidential Election campaign were summed up.

It was mentioned during the session of the Central Election Committee that the elections of the Head of the State underwent on high organizational level according to national election legislation and international law standards. Totally, 97.28 percent or 3 163 692 people took part in the election what indicates high civic engagement of the population of the country and its endeavour to be direct participant of further process of democratic changes in Turkmenistan.

The Elections of the president of Turkemnsitan and the events related to it rose great interest of international community and mass media. During those days, the Commonwealth of Independent States Observations Mission, representatives of the UN and othe rinternational organizations, foreign journalists were in our country and had an opportunity to monitor the course of election campaign at site and receive the evidence of opennes and transparency of the elections.

The Chairman of the Central Election Committee, switching over to the main subject of the agenda � summarizing the results of the elections, informed that Central Election Committee, having reviewed the protocols of velayat, etrap, city and divisional committees, enacted to consider Gurbanguly Myalikguliyevich Berdimuhamedov, who won maximum votes, to be elected as President of Turkmenistan what was enshrined in special Resolution.

The Resolution of the Central Election Committee also fixed the date of inauguration of elected President of the country.

At the end of the session, the Head of the Central Election Committee thanked the participants of the election process including representatives of mass media, who provided impartial information coverage of all campaign for elections of the President of Turkmenistan on high level, for organization and responsible approach of this campaign and comprehensive support of further consolidation of democratic principles of Turkmen state.

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper