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Observers from the Federation Council recognized the elections in Turkmenistan as democratic


MOSCOW, Mar 12 Saturday's presidential election in Turkmenistan was free and democratic , as well as corresponding to national legislation, Russian senator Vladimir Poletaev, head of the delegation of observers of the Federation Council, told RIA Novosti. “Our delegation highly appreciated the preliminary work done, thanks to which free, democratic elections were ensured. This is evidenced by the high turnout,” he said. According to Poletaev, the delegation still has to do a lot of work, to analyze the data received from other observers, from the authorities of the republic. “But already now, according to a number of criteria, it is clear that the elections were held in accordance with the legislation of Turkmenistan, within the framework of international norms,” ​​the senator said. Poletaev recalled that 2,577 polling stations were opened in Turkmenistan on Saturday. The delegation of the Federation Council visited more than twenty of them, examined their readiness, talked with workers and met with voters. uploads/2022/03/ace2395ceccdfd0ade12aa6c9d32a341.jpg” />15:56The turnout in the presidential elections in Turkmenistan at 15:00 Moscow time was 93.19%