Addressing the members of the Government at the session of the Cabinet of Ministers on March 24, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov focused on the elections of the deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, members of velayat, etrap and city People's councils and gengeshys.
Having mentioned full readiness for national referendum on democratic principles, the Head of the State highlighted that such format of the elections to representative government authorities is held for the first time in our country, in other words in one day of the voting. There is international practice of the elections to the government authorities in one day including to representative government authorities on sites as well as to local administration authorities. It significantly increases the importance of social and political campaign what is indicated by the fact that large group of national and international observers expressed the intent to monitor the course of the elections, the President said.
Turkmen leader made special mention that for the first time all three existing political parties of our country would participate in the elections. Today, large-scale changes are going on in our state and society, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov continued, and current elections are held for the organization of work of representative authorities in accordance with modern requirements. The elections confirmed the commitment of our society to democratic processes and principles of political diversity. Multiparty system is formed and conditions for the development of civic society are made in the country, the Head of Turkmenistan stated.
The Head of the State noted that coming elections are very important for the realization of the Programme of social and economic development of the country in 2018 � 2024. Having encouraged Turkmen citizens to be proactive and vote for nominated candidates, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that every vote of the electors is an input to further dynamic development of the country. Turkmen leader expressed the confidence that the citizens of our country would take proactive approach and would definitely go for voting.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper