Today, on December 4, in our country the election campaign of deputies of Majlis of the sixth convocation has started. This decision is provided in the schedule which was accepted at the regular meeting of the Central commission on elections and holding referenda in Turkmenistan which took place last Saturday.
We will remind that at the end of November, 2017 the Majlis of the country by the resolution appointed day of elections on March 25, 2018.
In the same day elections of members "Halk maslahaty" of the fourth convocation and also members of "Gengeshey" of the eighth convocation will be also held. This innovation is provided by the law which the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed on November 27, 2017. The document establishes single ballot day on presidential elections, deputies in parliament and other municipal authorities.
In the schedule approved on Saturday by the Central Electoral Commission it is also established that promotion of candidates will begin in 60 calendar days prior to the election day.
The Central Electoral Commission also made the decision that the course of the forthcoming election campaign will be watched not only by national observers from political parties and public organizations, but also the international experts and observers.
Participants of the meeting among paramount tasks determined ensuring openness and broad alternativeness of elections. In this regard need of active work on explanation among the population of an essence and the purposes of domestic and foreign policy of Turkmenistan realized at the initiative of the head of the state of social and economic and political and democratic transformations was emphasized.