Turkmenistan Leader’s Son Wins Presidential Race

KABUL (BNA) Turkmenistan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) has announced that Sardar Berdymukhamedov has won its presidential election after an unusual vote-counting delay.
election with 72.97% of the vote.Serdar Berdymukhamedov, 40 secured 72.97 percent of votes in Saturday’s election to lead the gas-rich country and succeed his father Gurbanguly, the central election commission said on Tuesday.
Turkmenistan, an isolated country of six million people, characteristically announces initial election results on the following day, such as when the elder Berdymukhamedov won re-election with more than 97 percent of the vote in 2017.
The Commission recalls that the presidential election in Turkmenistan was held on March 12. According to the election commission, 3,362,052 people, or 97.17% of registered voters, cast their ballots.
Nine candidates ran for president, eight of them got from 1.08% to 2.22% of the votes, the Election Commission said.
Early presidential elections were held in Turkmenistan on March 12. There were nine candidates running for the post of the head of state.
Berdymukhamedov also studied European security at the Geneva Center for Security Policy from 2011 to 2013, during which time he worked as an advisor to Turkmenistan’s Permanent Representation to the UN Office in Geneva.

Bakhtar News Agency

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