Meetings of candidates for parliamentary deputies, representative local government and local self-government bodies with voters have begun

The season of preparations for the elections of the deputies of the Mejlis, velayat, etrap and city people's councils, members of the Councils, which will be held on March 26, is actively going on in Turkmenistan. As it is known, the main goal of this election is to hold the elections on the basis of broad competition, which is an invariable condition for further strengthening of national democratic principles in the Turkmen society.

These days, in accordance with the legislation in force in the country, preparations for the elections continue in all places. In the course of it, candidates for deputy of the national parliament, representative local government and local self-government bodies, and their representatives hold meetings with voters.

Voters get to know the professional and organizational skills of the candidates, the main areas of their pre-election programs. The main meaning of the plans described in the programs is to ensure the development and well-being of Turkmenistan, to further improve the standard of living of the Turkmen people.

During the interviews, the candidates answered the voters' questions, clarified some aspects of their pre-election programs, and implemented large-scale reform programs initiated by the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, and successfully implemented by the President of the Republic of Turkmenistan, Serdar Berdimuhamedov. they assure that they will not spare their knowledge, skills, experience and efforts.

All registered candidates are given equal rights and opportunities to organize meetings with voters in accordance with national election legislation and international law. It should be noted that citizens who deserve the great respect and trust of our comrades are running for the right to represent their districts in the national parliament, local government, and government institutions. Today, the list of registered candidates has been published in the central and local media, and their appearances on national television have begun.

Preparations for the elections are widely reported in the mass media of the country, special talks on the rights of voters are prepared, clarification of the rules in preparation for this political event is being carried out.

Soon, the CIS observer team will start work. It will include representatives of the member states of the Association - parliamentarians, prominent public officials, diplomats, representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS member states, parliamentary assembly of Belarus and Russia, and employees of the Executive Committee of the CIS.

It should be noted that significant changes have been made to the election legislation of Turkmenistan in terms of openness, transparency, and democratic principles, and that it fully complies with the generally recognized norms of international law. Three political parties - the Democratic Party, the Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, and the Agrarian Party - have used the right to nominate candidates for the members of the Mejlis, provincial, regional and city people's councils and councils. Some of the candidates were nominated by citizen groups. All candidates are given equal rights and opportunities to hold meetings with voters, to appear on television, radio, and other media. New information about the preparation for the elections is published on the website of the Central Committee for Conducting Elections and Referendums in Turkmenistan.

Necessary conditions have been created for the work of national and international observers. This is proof that the preparations for the elections are conducted in a state of openness and transparency.

This election season is an important political and social event. It will help to expand democratic principles, deepen political and social reforms, and raise civil consciousness to a new level in a country that is confidently advancing by strengthening the principles of real people's power.

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper