In preparation for the early presidential elections scheduled for March 12, 2022, meetings of initiative groups of citizens were held in Akhal and Mary velayats to nominate candidates for the highest state post in the country.
As a result of these meetings, the head of the sanitary and epidemiological service of the Babadaykhan etrap (district) of the Akhal velayat Maksatmyrat Ovezgeldiev and the director of the research and production center "Renewable Energy Sources" of the State Energy Institute of Turkmenistan Kakageldi Sariyev were nominated as presidential candidates.
Maksatmyrat Ovezgeldiev, having graduated from the State Medical University of Turkmenistan in 2007, underwent an internship at the Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of Akhal velayat. In 2008 to 2018, he worked in various senior positions in this structure. Since February 2018, Ovezgeldiev has been the head of the sanitary and epidemiological service of the Babadaikhan etrap, Akhal velayat.
Kakageldi Sariyev, having graduated from the State Energy Institute of Turkmenistan in 1999 with a degree in mechanical engineering, began his career at the Maryazot Production Association. Upon completion of military service, since 2001 he worked as a process engineer, metalworking engineer at a machine-building plant in Mary velayat, and since October 2002, in various positions at the State Energy Institute of the country.
Speakers at the meetings noted the high organizational skills, professionalism and personal qualities of the candidates, which earned them a well-deserved authority among colleagues. In turn, candidates for the highest state post thanked the participants of the meeting and assured them that they would make every effort to justify the trust placed in them.