Results of the elections were reviewed during joint session of the Cabinet of Ministers and the State Security Council

Having announced the agenda, the Leader of the Nation gave floor to Chairman of the Central Committee for Elections and Referendums in Turkmenistan G. Myradov who informed on the results of the elections of the Head of the States.

Having congratulated Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the election to the highest government post, the Head of the Central Elections Committee highlighted that Turkmen people demonstrated unity and solidarity at the elections and made important step on the way of further state development.

Answering the question of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on comments and proposals of international observers and representatives of international organizations, the Chairman of the central Elections Committee highlighted that generally, the group of international observers comprising of 154 people stated with delight that the elections in Turkmenistan were held on high organizational level and on democratic and alternative basis. They made special mention of the fact of thigh activity of the electorate. There were no any negative remarks.

Following the session, the Head of the State expressed the gratitude to all who participated in organization and conduct of the elections. The Leader of the Nation ordered to analyse all undertaken organizational measures as well as the course of the organization and conduct of the elections. If there were any technical shortfalls during the campaign, it is necessary to present the proposals for improvement of election process and arrangement of it in accordance with international standards, - the Head of Turkmenistan said.

After, Secretary of the State Security Council, Minister of Defence, Chairman of the Committee for Citizenship and Pardon under the President of Turkmenistan Ya. Berdiyev presented the Decree of Pardon of condemned persons on occasion of the State Flag Day.

Following the traditions of mercy and humanity, we systematically hold such actions releasing convicted persons from prisons, - the Head of the State highlighted signing relative Decree. According to the document, 828 citizens of the country will be released from the custody in honour of coming State Flag Day.

After, Chairperson of the Mejlis A.Nurberdiyeva on behalf of the deputies congratulated President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on election to the highest government post, having highlighted that national referendum became important milestone in the history of the country and conformed the adherence of Turkmen people to chosen state course.

The Chairperson of National Parliament expressed the confidence that the elections, demonstrated unbreakable unity of Turkmen citizens with their President, were important step in further democratization of Turkmen society, improvement of the citizens' role in management of government activity and realization of their democratic rights and freedoms.

On behalf of the members of the Government, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs R. Meredov congratulated President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on convincing winning of the elections.

The Vice-premier, the Leader of the MFA assured that the members of the Government would continue taking all efforts for prosperity of the country and wellbeing of the people, steadfast implementation of large transformation plans and programmes.

After, on behalf of the leaders of military and law enforcement agencies of the country, Secretary of the State Security Council of Turkmenistan, Minister of Defence Ya. Berdiyev congratulated President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on winning of national referendum and re-election to the highest government post.

Having warmly thanked the participants for congratulations and good words, the Head of the State made brief speech. Addressing the citizens of independent neutral Motherland, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed cordial gratitude to al who came to polling stations and participated in the voting.

The Head of the State expressed the gratitude to the citizens supported his candidacy at the elections of the President of Turkmenistan. It is pleasant that the results of the elections were higher than five years ago, - the President stated with delight. This results indicates great successes achieved for the past five year as well as everything what is done in the country is aimed at the protection of the interest of our people.

At the end of the joint session of the Cabinet of Ministers and the State Security Council, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished everybody strong health, family prosperity and great successes in work.

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper