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The election campaign continues

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On the 11th of June, the next stage of the election campaign ended – the registration of candidates for deputies of the Mejlis to replace those who dropped out. The first two stages – nomination and registration, which took place in strict accordance with the current legislation of our country, prepared a reliable basis for holding truly democratic elections that meet the highest international standards.

In total, 9 candidates were nominated for the seats of the Mejlis deputies in the electoral districts № 1 «Garaşsyzlyk», № 2 «Bitaraplyk» and № 6 «Köpetdag» of the city of Ashgabat instead of those who dropped out early – 3 in each electoral district.

Among the candidates are representatives of various spheres of the national economy. Many of them represent political parties. In this way, the real participation of all civil society institutions in solving the most important issues of the state's life is ensured.

All registered candidates, in accordance with national electoral legislation and international law, are provided with equal rights and opportunities to organize meetings with voters. 

Currently, meetings of candidates with the electorate are already taking place in the electoral districts. As is known, the main principle of this campaign is a broad alternative basis, which is an indispensable condition for further strengthening of the original democratic traditions in the life of Turkmen society.

Voters are introduced to the professional and organizational qualities, key areas of the election programs of the nominees, the essence of which is the intention to contribute to ensuring the progress and prosperity of Turkmenistan, increasing the well-being of the Turkmen people. 

In order to justify the trust placed in them by their compatriots as competent, caring people, true patriots, the candidates assure that they will apply all their efforts, experience and knowledge to implement the large-scale socio-economic programs of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, aimed at strengthening the power of the Motherland, the well-being of the Turkmen people.

Earlier, 60 polling stations were established in the territories of three districts. All of them are equipped with the appropriate office equipment, information materials on the elections, there are reference, methodological literature, brochures with the text of the Electoral Code, regulatory documents and other materials. 

In accordance with the plan of approved activities for the preparation and organized conduct of the expression of the will of citizens, with the participation of representatives of the Central Electoral Commission, training seminars were held for members of district and precinct election commissions. 

The objectivity of the electoral process will be facilitated by the participation of national observers. In this regard, 76 national observers appointed by political parties, public organizations and groups of citizens were registered and received certificates for these elections.