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Thursday, 8 December 2022

Heads of foreign states congratulate Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on winning of Presidential Elections in Turkmenistan

Outcomes of the elections confirm your high political authority, indicates wide recognition of your merits as a Head of the State as well as the support of your policy of further consolidation of national economy and improvement of life level of Turkmenistan citizens. Russia highly appreciates your personal input into development of friendly relations between our countries. I hope for continuation of our constructive dialog and fruitful joint work on topical subjects of bilateral and international agenda, – President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin highlighted in his message.

I am confident that under your leadership, Turkmenistan will continue achieving new successes in national development. I pay large attention to the development of Chinese � Turkmen relations and highly value our sincere personal friendship. I am willing to move together with you bilateral relations for the sake of two countries and people, – said in congratulation cable of Chairman of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping.

Results of the elections demonstrated freedom of expression of your people and their faith in you on the way to democracy. I am convinced that this event will be the benefit for Turkmen people. I also express my firm confidence in further consolidation of the relations between our fraternal countries in future. I have no doubt that under your prescient and efficient leadership, Turkmenistan will develop confidently following the way of stability and progress, – President of Turkish Republic Recep Tayip Erdogan mentioned in his letter. The election of Your Excellency on this high position for the third time is an evidence of support of your programmes by friendly people of Turkmenistan. New stage of Turkmen � Afghan cooperation was started during your leadership. Bilateral efforts of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan in realization of regional projects are the embodiment of integration and community of the visions between our states in the context of development and prosperity of the region. I assure you that Afghanistan will continue taking all efforts for fulfilment of joint programmes as well as express my willingness to further expansion of friendly relations and economic partnership between our countries, – President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani highlights in his message.

On behalf of the people of Kazakhstan and personally, I congratulate you with confident victory during presidential Elections in Turkmenistan. I believe that outcomes of the elections are the evidence of high trust and support of your policy by the people of Turkmenistan, aimed at improvement of wellbeing of the population and authority of the country in the world’s arena. Kazakhstan highly esteems your unique input in unification of Turkmen society as well as leading the country forward along the way of political and economic development. Taking this opportunity, I invite you to visit the Republic of Kazakhstan in nearest future, – the letter of President of the Republic Of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev says.

Please accept my sincere congratulations on your impressive win in national elections of the President of Turkmenistan, which results became another bright evidence of highest trust and entire support of Turkmen people of well-thought and effective social, political and economic reforms under your prescient leadership as well as comprehensively regulated foreign policy course. Uzbekistan is sincerely glad and welcomes various undisputable and visual achievements of fraternal Turkmenistan that, owing to your wise policy and practical efforts is closest and most reliable partner, in different spheres of life. We are firmly determined to enable existing huge potential and capabilities for expansion of multidimensional partnership in political and diplomatic, trade and economic, investment, transport and communication, cultural, humanitarian, and other spheres, – is mentioned in congratulation letter of President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Your re-election to this responsible government position is bright indicator of high trust of the people of your course aimed at steadfast prosperity of the country and wellbeing of its citizens. I am confident that in new period of your presidency, the relations of friendship and beneficial cooperation between Tajikistan and Turkmenistan will continue developing for the sake of two states and their people, – President of Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon emphasized in his address.

The people of Turkmenistan again demonstrated the trust to you and your course for achievement of creative political, social and economic development of the state. I express my confidence that the relations of friendship and beneficial cooperation between Kyrgyz Republic and Turkmenistan will continue dynamically developing in the interests of our people, – President of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev mentioned in his message.

Your winning in the elections is clear indicator highlighting the trust of your people to you and open policy led by yourself. I am sure that we will continue steadily taking our joint efforts for development of traditional friendly and fraternal relations between Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. I wish you strong health, happiness and new successes in your high government activity for the sake of friendly Turkmen people, – is said in the message of President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev.

Solidarity of the citizens demonstrated by such high participation in the elections, is stipulated by people’s decision for stability and further comprehensive development of Turkmenistan. Taking into account your large experience as politician and government official, I express my confidence that under your leadership, Turkmenistan will achieve new heights and development in this hard period of global and regional economic challenges, – President of Georgia Giorgy Margelashvili mentioned in his congratulation cable.

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper

International observers: Presidential Elections are found to be completed, democratic and free

The elections of the President were held in Turkmenistan of February 12. Three political parties and six initiative groups of the citizens nominated their candidates. By the results of the voting, acting President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the candidate from the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan confidently won the elections with 97 percent of electorate voted for him.

The elections campaign were held under new political reality and improved legislation field, which were legally stated in the Election Code of Turkmenistan. The elections were recognized as completed, democratic and free. International observers including the CIS, SCO, the Islamic Cooperation Organizations and foreign independent observers from USA, China, Turkey, Afghanistan, Austria, Japan and other countries confirmed that. Totally, 151 international observers were accredited at Presidential elections in Turkmenistan.

Sergey Lebedev, the Head of the CIS Observation Mission, Chairman of Executive Committee, Executive Secretary of the CIS:

– The Mission included 74 representatives from 8 CIS countries as well as from Inter-Parliament Assembly of the CIS countries, personnel of the Executive Committee of the CIS, – professionals in election process � parliamentarian, members of central election committees and diplomats.

The Mission started its work on January 25 and we have plenty of time to analyse legal framework, study the work of election committees of all levels. We held the meeting with some of the candidates and their official representatives and representatives of the political parties. Members of the Mission spent the day of elections at the polling stations. Thus, our evaluation of presidential elections in Turkmenistan is impartial and match real situation of the preparation and conduct of the elections.

I would like to highlight that the elections were held and recognized as free and democratic. All candidates were presented with equal opportunities. High attendance of the electorate indicates the support of the course lead by the Head of the State as well as large preparation work undertaken by the Central and divisional election committees.

The CIS Observation Mission congratulates the people of Turkmenistan on completed elections of the president of the country. We are confident that independent neutral Turkmenistan will continue advance movement on the way of peace and progress.

Rashid Alimov, the Head of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Observation Mission, the SCO Secretary General:

– Observation Mission of Shanghai Cooperation Organization monitors for the first time presidential elections in Turkmenistan. We arrived by the invitation of the Central Election Committee and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and consider this as an intent to provide publicity and transparency of the elections of the Head of the State. Our Mission includes 16 people representing legislative and executive bodies of the SCO countries and having an experience in election system sphere.

Special feature of our mission is the fact that for the first time in history of the SCO, we monitor the elections in the country, which is not the member of the organizations. We consider it as a trust and recognize the level of our responsibility. In our work, we are guided by election legislation of Turkmenistan and the provision of the SCO Mission at the elections.

I would like to emphasize that Turkmen side made all necessary conditions for the work of our Mission. We familiarized with the work of the Central Elections and Regional Committees, analysed the Election Code, held the meetings with representatives of political parties, national and international observers and mass media.

The Mission notes that legal framework of the election process meets universal standards. The elections were held under multiparty conditions and all candidates were given equal opportunities. On the day of the elections, the Mission visited 95 polling stations in Ashgabat and the regions and we state that the Elections of the President of Turkmenistan were free, opens, competitive and democratic.

Ali Abdulhassani, the Head of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Mission, the Ambassador, Director of Political Affairs Department of the SCO:

– The Islamic Cooperation Organization, represented by myself, participates for the first time in monitoring of the Presidential Elections in Turkmenistan. We consider this as a trust of the Government of the country of the SCO. There are two people in the Mission. All conditions for monitoring of the course of the elections were made for us. On the day of the elections, we visited polling stations of Ashgabat and Ahal velayat and were convinced that the attendance of the electorate was high. It was free elections on alternative basis. The experience of your country in organization and conduct of the elections deserves the study and spreading in the Islamic world.

Dmitriy Galdey, the representative of the CIS Observation Mission, Deputy Head of the Secretariat of the Council of Inter-Parliament Assembly of the CIS countries:

– As international observer, I participate for the third time in election process in Turkmenistan and I would like to mention that there are precise structured election system established in the country and highly profession personnel of all level of election committees was trained. I our work, we follow the standards of the Election code of the country and provisions of international documents.

All of these stipulated the level of trust of Turkmen citizens to election process. As a result, there are high attendance and atmosphere of national rise.

Afra Rashed Al Basti, independent intrantional observer, the member of the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates:

– This is my first visit to Turkmenistan and I am glad that I became a witness of this important social and political event � the Presidential Elections. As an independent observer, I visited six polling stations in Ashgabat and Ahal velayat on the day of the elections. I was impressed by high activity of the voters and their positive mood. It is pleasant that majority if the members of divisional elections committees are women. They work professionally with the constituents and know procedural issues, what indicates high social and political status of women. I wish people of Turkmenistan led by the President successes in social and economic progress and consolidation of international authority of the country as democratic, temporal and legal state.

Ilyas Umahanov, the representative of the CIS Observation Mission, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of federal Assembly of RF:

– There is a large group of parliamentarian in the mission of the CIS including from Russia Federation; five senators and five deputies of the State Duma. We visited more than 60 polling stations in Ashgabat and Turkmenbashy.

On the day of the elections, we witnessed public address of acting head of the State at the polling station, which main message was expressed in the endeavour to national solidarity and progress. High interest to presidential elections in Turkmenistan from international observers indicates growing authority of the country following the way of democratic, social and economic changes.

Our group of parliamentarian was received in the Mejlis of Turkmenistan. During the meeting, we discussed topical subjects of inter-Parliamentarian relations. We wish peace, stability and prosperity to the people of Turkmenistan.

Wang Xue Chung, the representative of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Observation Mission, First Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China:

– As a representative of the SCO Observation Mission I attended polling stations in Mary, Bayramali and number of settlements of Mary Velayat. Everywhere, people were actively voting and the atmosphere at polling stations was quite. I can state with all confidence that Presidential Elections in Turkmenistan were democratic and free. The voters had an opportunity to choose the Head of the State on wide alternative basis. There were no any misconducts observed during the voting. The elections are the evidence of correctness of chosen way and I would like to congratulate everybody on this important social and political event.

Neda Berger, Independent international observer, the President of Austrian � Turkmen Society:

– The Elections of the President of Turkmenistan impressed me favourably. Having visited seven polling stations in Ashgabat, I was convinced by patriotic enthusiasm of the people participating in the elections.

As an independent international observer, I did not see any breach in the course of the voting. The work of election committees was organized on the highest level. I am stating that the elections were free and alternative, open for international observers. I would like to congratulated the people of Turkmenistan on successful completion of this crucial event in life of the country.

Darkhan Kaletayev, the representative of the Shanghai Coooperation Organization Observation Mission, the Deputy of the Senate of Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan:

– I congratulate the people of Turkmenistan on excellently held election campaign of the President of Turkmenistan. The process of preparation and conduct of the voting were distinguished by high organizational level. Familiarization with the work of election committees convinced us in this fact. On the day of elections February 12, I attended more than ten polling stations of Ashgabat. I was pleased with social activity of young generation. I can state that presidential elections were the evidence of the triumph of democratic processes in Turkmenistan.

Kurt Edwards, Independent international Observe, the Director of Fit International, USA:

– It was great honour for me to present at the polling station where acting Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov voted together with his family. I saw the enthusiasm of the participants greeting him.

After the voting, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made speech where he outlines key aspects of internal and foreign policy and his vision of the future of the country. I was also impressed with high activity of young generation. I wish large achievements and further prosperity to Turkmenistan.

Sergey Sirotkin, the representative of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Observation Mission, the Member of the Central Election Committee of Russian Federation:

– The success of Presidential elections, which we were monitoring, indicates high social activity and political maturity of Turkmen society, supremacy of democratic principles and involvement of the people into large changes. The attendance of the electorate at some polling stations reached 30 percent by 10 am.

The citizens of Turkmenistan made free and deliberate choice defining the course on steadfast development.

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper

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