On February 14, at an extraordinary IX congress, members of the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan nominated Deputy Prime Minister Serdar Berdimuhamedov as a candidate for early presidential elections in the country, scheduled for March 12. This was reported by the state news agency TDH .
Speakers at the congress "noted the outstanding leadership and organizational qualities" of Berdimuhamedov Jr. Party members believe that the candidate has gained rich managerial experience while working in the Mejlis Committee, Deputy Foreign Minister, Hyakim of Akhal Velayat, Minister of Industry, Chairman of the Supreme Control Chamber, member of the Security Council and, finally, Deputy Prime Minister.
“As a modest and sympathetic person, a good family man and a supporter of a healthy lifestyle, he earned the respect of his colleagues,” the newspaper writes.
The proposal to nominate the son of ex-president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was adopted unanimously.
The names of other candidates have not yet been announced.
“The fact that the current socio-political campaign will be held in strict accordance with the Constitution of Turkmenistan and the norms of international law is beyond doubt. This is dictated by the primordial traditions of democracy developed by the Turkmen over many centuries and which have become the essence of the national character,” the TDH notes.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan