CENTRAL COMMISSION FOR HOLDING ELECTIONS AND REFERENDUMS IN TURKMENISTAN

ELECTIONS INSTEAD OF THE RETIRED DEPUTIES OF THE MEJLIS OF TURKMENISTAN, MEMBERS OF THE VELAYAT, ETRAP, AND CITY HALK MASLAHATY AND GENGESHES, WHICH WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 31, 2019

 

 


Elections instead of early retired deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, members of the velayat, etrap, city Halk maslahaty and Gengeshes: results and figures


Information about conduction of preparatory works on the elections of early retired deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, members of the velayat, etrap, city Halk maslahaty and Gengeshes, which will be held on March 31, 2019

(as of March 18, 2019)


Information about the registered candidates for the elections instead of the early retired deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, which will be held on March 31, 2019


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elections instead of early retired deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, members of the velayat, etrap, city Halk maslahaty and Gengeshes: results and figures

 

Under the wise leadership of the distinguished President, in country great attention given to the perfection of the political system, the comprehensive democratization of state and public life. As a full member of the world community, Turkmenistan today is carrying out fruitful work to deepen democratic principles. There is expanding the scale of the ongoing work on the further democratization of the social and political life of the country, the improvement of civil society institutions, and the introduction of modern electoral technologies.

Based on the resolution of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan dated January 5, 2019, it was decided to hold elections instead of early retired deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, members of the velayat, etrap, city Halk maslahaty and Gengeshes on the last Sunday of March of the 2019 year.

The election campaign began on January 20, 2019.

In the country, elections were held in 44 etraps and cities with etrap rights, in 81 Gengeshes, in 125 constituencies, including:

  • in 3 constituencies for the elections of deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan;
  • in 4 constituencies for the elections of members of the velayat Halk maslahaty and the Ashgabat city;
  • in 16 constituencies for the elections of members of the etrap, city Halk maslahaty;
  • in 102 constituencies for the elections of members of the Gengeshes.

More precisely:

  • in 32 constituencies of the Ahal velayat;
  • in 10 constituencies of the Balkan velayat;
  • in 27 constituencies of the Dashoguz velayat;
  • in 33 constituencies of the Lebap velayat;
  • in 21 constituencies of the Mary velayat;
  • in 2 constituencies of the Ashgabat city.

A total of 222 polling stations were formed for voting. Including:

  • 50 in Ahal velayat;
  • 10 in Balkan velayat;
  • 49 in Dashoguz velayat;
  • 41 in Lebap velayat;
  • 58 in Mary velayat;
  • 14 in the Ashgabat city.

143 polling stations were established in educational institutions: 131 in secondary schools, 12 in kindergartens;

25 in cultural institutions;

2 in health care facilities;

14 in the buildings of the Gengeshes;

18 in military units;

20 in buildings of other institutions and enterprises.

Elections were on the focus of public attention. All stages of the elections were monitored by 357 national observers nominated by political parties, public organizations, groups of citizens and by candidates. Including:

  • From the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan - 68;
  • From the Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan - 25;
  • From the Agrarian Party of Turkmenistan - 35;
  • From trade unions of Turkmenistan - 60;
  • From the Union of Women of Turkmenistan - 23;
  • From the youth organization of Turkmenistan named after Magtymguly - 44;
  • From groups of citizens - 29;
  • 73 national observers were nominated from candidates.

The nomination period of candidates lasted from January 30 to February 28, 2019. Candidates were registered from February 9 to March 5.

For the elections held on March 31, 2019, the relevant election commissions registered 281 candidates nominated from the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan, the Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan, the Agrarian Party of Turkmenistan, as well as groups of citizens.

More precisely:

  • 7 candidates for deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan;
  • 11 candidates for members of the velayat Halk maslahaty and Ashgabat city;
  • 36 candidates for members of the etrap, city Halk maslahaty;
  • 227 candidates for members of the Gengeshes.

In total, 180 candidates were nominated from political parties and 101 from groups of citizens. More precisely:

  • 104 candidates from the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan;
  • 15 from the Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan;
  • 61 from the Agrarian Party of Turkmenistan;
  • 101 candidates from groups of citizens.

Early voting for the elections was held from 21 to 30 March 2019.

On Election Day, voting at polling stations was held from 7 to 19 hours.

From 201.823 registered voters in the country, for the first time, 6.856 young voters participated in the elections.

The main feature of this socio-political event was the active participation of voters both on the eve and on Election Day. Or rather:

73.106 out of 80.230 voters voted for the elections of deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, which is 91,12%;

46.080 out of 50.713 voters voted for the elections of members of the velayat Halk maslahaty and the Ashgabat city, which is 90,86%;

39.997 out of 44.093 voters voted for the elections of members of the etrap, city Halk maslahaty, which is 90,71%;

30.281 out of 33.312 voters voted for the elections of members of the Gengeshes, which is 90,90%.

At 21 polling stations of the Ashgabat city and velayats of the country, there were installed cameras and via the Central Election Commission's website saylav.gov.tm the voting process was shown online.

The website of the Central Election Commission broadcast the voting process of the polling stations on March 31, 2019 from 7.00 to 19.00, and at the same time the website saylav.gov.tm visited 43.342 people, and tens of thousands of people viewed the on-line broadcast page.

In the elections, out of 281 candidates registered throughout the country, 125 people were elected to various representative bodies of power. Including:

  • 3 out of 7 candidates were elected to deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan;
  • 4 out of 11 candidates were elected to members of velayat Halk maslahaty and Ashgabat city;
  • 16 out of 36 candidates were elected to members of the etrap, city Halk maslahaty;
  • 102 out of 227 candidates were elected to members of the Gengeshes.

The number of nominated and elected candidates for deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, members of the velayat, etrap, city Halk maslahaty and Gengeshes:

  • 104 candidates were nominated from the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan, 47 were elected;
  • 15 candidates were nominated from the Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan, 6 were elected;
  • 61 candidates were nominated from the Agrarian Party of Turkmenistan, 27 were elected.

From the 180 candidates nominated by political parties, 80 were elected;

From the 101 candidates nominated by groups of citizens, 45 were elected.

From the 3 elected deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, 33,33% are women, as well as from the 16 members of the Halk maslahaty of etraps, cities — 18,75%, and from the 102 members of the Gengeshes — 10,78%.

100% of the elected deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan are people with higher education.

75% of the elected members of the velayat Halk Maslakhaty and the Ashgabat city are persons with higher education, and 25% with secondary special education.

81,25% of the elected members of the etrap, city Halk maslahaty are persons with higher education, and 18,75% with secondary special education.

38,24% of the elected members of the Gengeshes are persons with higher education, 41,18% with secondary special education, 20,59% with secondary education.

Among the elected persons: 24,8% are under the age of 30, 23,2% are between the ages of 30 and 40, 24% are between the ages of 40 and 50, 28% are over the age of 50.

Under the wise leadership of the distinguished President, there are being carried out fundamental changes aimed at consistently strengthening of the democratic foundations of the state, consolidating the principles of true democracy, and ensuring the constitutional rights of citizens. Being a sign of a new stage of democratic transformations, an important task of election commissions from now is holding organized public elections in accordance with national legislation, in conditions of wide alternativeness.

 

 

 

INFORMATION

about conduction of preparatory works on the elections of early retired deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, members of the velayat, etrap, city Halk maslahaty and Gengeshes, which will be held on March 31, 2019

(as of March 18, 2019)

Under the wise leadership of the distinguished President of Turkmenistan, in the implementation of reforms, a special place is given to the comprehensive democratization of state and public life and the improvement of the political system. Being a full member of the world community, Turkmenistan is carries out fruitful work to deepen the principles of democracy. Every day, the scale of work is being expanded, aimed to introducing modern methods of elections, creating institutions of civil society and further democratization of the country's public and political life.

Nowadays, in our country, there is another important social and political event - preparatory works for the elections of the early retired deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, members of the velayat, etrap, city Halk maslahaty and Gengeshes has been widely developed. According to the resolution of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan dated January 5, 2019, elections are scheduled for Sunday, March 31, 2019.

Elections will be held on an alternative basis, with the participation of three political parties, namely, the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan, the Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and the Agrarian Party.

Countrywide, elections instead of early retired deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, members of the Halk maslahaty and Gengeshes will be held in 125 constituencies, including: elections of deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan - in 3 constituencies, elections of members of the velayat Halk maslahaty and Ashgabat city -  in 4 constituencies,  elections of members of the etrap, city Halk maslahaty - in 16 constituencies, elections of members of the Gengeshes - in 102 constituencies. More precisely: elections will be held in 32 constituencies of Ahal velayat, in 10 constituencies of Balkan velayat, in 27 constituencies of Dashoguz velayat, in 33 constituencies of Lebap velayat, in 21 constituencies of Mary velayat and in 2 constituencies of Ashgabat city.

For voting on elections up to today, there were created totally 222 polling stations, including in the Ahal velayat - 50, in the Balkan velayat - 10, in the Dashoguz velayat - 49, in the Lebap velayat - 41, in the Mary velayat - 58, in the Ashgabat city - 14 polling stations.

143 polling stations were established in educational institutions. More precisely: in secondary schools - 131, in kindergartens - 12, in cultural institutions - 25, in health institutions - 2, in Gengesh  buildings - 14, in military units - 18 and in other institutions-enterprises - 20 polling stations.

In accordance with the Electoral code of Turkmenistan, on elections instead of early retired deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, members of the velayat, etrap, city Halk maslahaty and Gengeshes, information about the limits of constituencies, the centers and limits of electoral precincts, as well as lists and biographies of registered candidates to deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan were published in the newspapers "Turkmenistan", "Neutral Turkmenistan" and on the website (saylav.gov.tm) of the Central Election Commission. Information about the registered candidates for the elections of members of the velayat, etrap, city Halk maslahaty and Gengeshes was brought to the attention of the population by the newspapers of velayats and the Ashgabat city.

Information about the upcoming elections is systematically posted on the website of the Central Election Commission (saylav.gov.tm).

Works related with the organized holding of elections instead of early retired deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, members of the Halk maslahaty and Gengeshes are organized by the Central Election Commission, the election commissions of the velayats and the Ashgabat city, the election commissions of etraps, cities, districts, gengeshliks, and by the precinct election commissions. The term of office of all election commissions is 5 years.

The Central Election Commission prepared 30 sample documents for the elections, and within the approved deadlines were printed and sent to the relevant election commissions.

In accordance with the approved program of events, in February of this year, by specialists of the Central Election Commission in all velayats of the country and the Ashgabat city were held training seminars with the relevant election commissions, national observers, and representatives of the mass media. And also, election commissions of the velayats, the Ashgabat city, etraps, and cities held training seminars with the precinct election commissions.

Holding of elections in a democracy will be under the watchful eye of the public. For elections instead of early retired deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, members of the velayat, etrap, city Halk maslahaty and Gengeshes, by political parties, public associations, groups of citizens and candidates were appointed, and by election commissions of velayats and Ashgabat city were registered 357 national observers. Including:

  • from Democratic Party - 68;
  • from the Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs - 25;
  • from the Agrarian Party - 35;
  • from the Trade Unions - 60;
  • from the Union of Women - 23;
  • from the Youth Organization - 44;
  • from groups of citizens - 29;
  • from the candidates - 73 national observers.

In accordance with the program of events for elections instead of early retired deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, members of the velayat, etrap, city Halk maslahaty and Gengeshes, approved on January 26, 2019, at the meeting of the Central Commission for holding elections and referendums in Turkmenistan from January 30 to February 28 passed the campaign for the nomination of candidates. From February 9 to March 5, there were held registration of candidates. In the campaign of nomination of candidates for these elections were attended Democratic Party of Turkmenistan, the Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan, the Agrarian Party of Turkmenistan, as well as groups of citizens.

In accordance with the Electoral Code of Turkmenistan, on the approved dates, there were registered 281 candidates, among them - candidates for deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan - 7, members of the velayat Halk maslahaty and Ashgabat city - 11, members of the etrap, city Halk maslahaty - 36, members of the Gengeshes - 227 people.

For the elections instead of early retired deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, members of the Halk maslakhaty and Gengesh were nominated and registered 180 candidates from political parties and 101 candidates from groups of citizens. More precisely:

  • From the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan - 104;
  • From the party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan - 15;
  • From the Agrarian Party of Turkmenistan - 61;
  • From groups of citizens nominated 101 candidates.

The cited figures shows that on the elections which be held on March 31, there are two or more candidates for one place. This shows that the elections will be held in conditions of a multi-party system and the triumph of democracy in our country.

The pre-election agitation of registered candidates began from the moment of their registration.

At the polling stations were created all the conditions for holding voting. The ballots for each of the elections instead of early retired deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, members of the Halk maslahaty and Gengeshes will differ in colors. There have been prepared cabins for voting and three types of ballot boxes.

Guided by the wise statement of the distinguished President “We have gained good experience in organizing and holding democratic elections in full compliance with the laws of Turkmenistan and international law. We and the upcoming elections will be held in full accordance with the same principles, on a broad alternative basis, in conditions of openness and publicity, by secret ballot”. The task of the election commissions is to continue to hold elections in our country in an organized manner, on broad alternative conditions, on the basis of democratic principles and multi-party system, in accordance with the Constitution of Turkmenistan and the Electoral Code of Turkmenistan.

Elections, which will be held on the last Sunday of March, in the year of “Turkmenistan - Home of Prosperity!” have great importance in the political life of the country for the further prosperity of democratic principles.

 

(Central Election Commission of Turkmenistan).

 

 

 

Information about the registered candidates for the elections instead of the early retired deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, which will be held on March 31, 2019

 

Over the constituency № 54 “Baydak”

Amanov Yazdurdy - chief accountant of the hospital of the Gubadag etrap of the Dashoguz velayat, was born in 1970 in the village Chageli of the Amudarya Gengeshlik of the Gubadag etrap of the Dashoguz velayat, a resident of the Gubadag etrap.

Nominated as a candidate for deputy by the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan.

 

 

 

Annamyradova Chemen Berdiyevna - teacher of the specialized art school named after Mahtumkuli Garlyev of the Dashoguz velayat, was born in 1978 in the city of Dashoguz of the Dashoguz velayat, a resident of the Dashoguz city.

Nominated as a candidate for deputy by group of citizens.

 

 

 

Ataeva Gurbangul Kakalyevna - Chairman of the National Center of Trade Unions of Turkmenistan, Chairman of the Central Council of the Women's Union of Turkmenistan, was born in 1976 in the Ashgabat city, a resident of the Ashgabat city.

Nominated as a candidate for deputy by group of citizens.

 

 

 

 

Over constituency № 106 “Vekil”

Annaev Jumageldi Meredovich - director of secondary school N®10 of the Vekilbazar etrap, was born in 1974 in the Tazedurmush gengeshlik of the Vekilbazar etrap of Mary velayat, a resident of the Vekilbazar etrap.

Nominated as a candidate for deputy by group of citizens.

 

 

 

Serdarov Ata Oveznepesovich - Chairman of the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan, was born in 1964 in the Yasmansalyk residential complex of the Bagtyyarlyk etrap of Ashgabat city, resident of the Ashgabat city.

Nominated as a candidate for deputy by the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan.

 

 

 

 

Over constituency № 109 “Sakarchage”

Kurbanov Mekan Charyevich - the state registrar of the State Real Estate Registration Service and its associated contract management for analyzing the data of the Mary velayat under the Ministry of Justice of Turkmenistan, was born in 1987 in the Yalkym gengeshlik of the Bayramali etrap of the Mary velayat, resident of the Bayramali etrap.

Nominated as a candidate for deputy by group of citizens.

 

 

 

Jumadurdyev Arslan Amandurdyevich - deputy head of the Labor Department and the employment of the population of Mary velayat, was born in 1983 in the Rovachlyk gengeshlik of Murgap etrap of the Mary velayat, resident of the Murgap etrap.

Nominated as a candidate for deputy by the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan.