Russian media: The son of turkmenistan’s current president won the election

2022-06-14 0 By

Moscow, March 15 (Xinhua) — Turkmenistan’s Democratic Party candidate, Shirdar Berdymukhamedov, the son of the incumbent president, won the presidential election with 72.97 percent of the vote.”In accordance with article 76 of the Electoral Law of Turkmenistan and the decision of the Central Election Commission on March 14, 2022, Turkmenistan Deputy Prime Minister Berdymukhamedov has been elected president of Turkmenistan with 72.97 percent of the votes cast,” the report said, citing a notice published on the website of the Central Election Commission on Wednesday.It was reported that the presidential election in Turkmenistan was held on March 12, with 97.12% of the electorate casting their ballots.Nine candidates participated in the election, eight of whom received between 1.08% and 2.22% of the vote.Under the law, the candidate who receives more than half of the votes is elected president.Incumbent President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov was elected in February 2007 and re-elected twice in 2012 and 2017.