CENTRAL COMMISSION FOR HOLDING ELECTIONS AND REFERENDUMS IN TURKMENISTAN

30 July

Velayat, Ashgabat city election commissions have been re-established: sums, numbers

Today, our country is moving forward with a deepening of democratic principles. Within the framework of democratic conditions, great attention is paid to ensuring the suffrage of every turkmen citizen in our country. 

Electoral groups operating in our country have an important role in the conduct of elections and in the legal guarantees of citizens' suffrage. 

With the expiration of the five-year term of the velayat and Ashgabat city election commissions the parties have been re-established. The reconstruction of the velayat and Ashgabat city electoral commissions was carried out in an organized manner in accordance with the Electoral code of Turkmenistan, approved by the Central election commission.

In accordance with article 18 of the Electoral code of Turkmenistan, the nomination of representatives of the velayat, Ashgabat city electoral commissions was carried out at meetings of political parties, public associations of velayat, Ashgabat city organizations, as well as at the meetings of civil society groups. 

More specifically: 

20 from the Democratic party of Turkmenistan;

4 from the party of Industrialists and entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan;

6 from the Agrarian party of Turkmenistan;

15 from the Trade Unions of Turkmenistan;

8 from the Youth organization of Turkmenistan named after Magtymguly;

5 from the Women's union of Turkmenistan;

8 from groups of Citizens.

Thus, total of 66 meetings were held to nominate representatives of the velayat and Ashgabat city election commissions across the country, these measures were carried out in a transparent and democratic manner. 

According to the minutes of the meetings of political parties, public associations on the nomination of representatives, velayat, Ashgabat city election commissions held their first meetings, on that meetings they elected the chairman, the deputy chairman and the secretary of the group. In accordance with Article 32 of the Electoral Code of Turkmenistan, Velayat, Ashgabat city electoral commissions were formed by the Central Election Commission in the composition of 11 members.. 

Thus, the total number of members of the election commissions in  velayats and Ashgabat city was 66, and their identities were ceremonially handed over. 

Including: 

Ahal velayat election commission - 11 members

Balkan velayat election commission - 11 members

Dashoguz velayat election commission – 11 members

Lebap velayat election commission – 11 members

Mary velayat election commission – 11 members

Ashgabat city election commission – 11 members

Also, when we look at the composition of the velayats and Ashgabat city election commissions, it can be seen that people working in various sectors of our national economy were selected and that 19.70% of those members is women, 66.67% of the 100% highly educated members are people between the ages of 30 and 50. That’s it means that the new composition of the velayat, Ashgabat city election commissions is within its term of office will actively participate in various types of elections in our country over the next five years on a democratic basis. 

May the life of our esteemed President, who provides ample opportunities for the democratic prosperity of our dear country will be long and prosperous ! May the common good, the good deeds of the people and the democratic cause be always prosperous!

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