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25th October 2016 – The Turkmen presidential election campaign began on October 24th, according to a statement by the country’s Central Election Commission. “Participants of the meeting were unanimous that their main goal is to do everything for the next Turkmen presidential election to be held at the highest organizational level, in strict compliance with the current electoral laws of the country and international law,” the Commission noted. Candidates will be nominated 60 days before election day, on 12th February 2017. Incumbent Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was elected to this post twice, and won 97.4% of the vote at the last election in February 2012. The next President of Turkmenistan will be elected for a term of seven years, as per recently adopted constitutional amendments. Read More

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