ElectionGudie

Feb. 12, 2012 Held

2,648,597
Voted
Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan

Election for President (President)

Results

99%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,648,597
Valid Votes:2,643,192
Invalid Votes:5,405

Candidates:

Gurbanguly BERDYMUHAMMEDOV-

89.18

Myratgeldi JUMAGELDIYEV-

2.38

Rozygeldi ROZGULYEV-

2.37

Rejep BAZAROV-

3.22

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Turkmenistan

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Gurbanguly BERDYMUKHAMMEDOV
  • Head of Government: President Gurbanguly BERDYMUKHAMMEDOV
  • Assembly: Turkmenistan has a unicameral National Assembly (Mejlis) with 125 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Mejlis) 125 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.

** Members of the People's Council are elected either by popular vote or are appointed.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Gurbanguly BERDYMUHAMMEDOV
    • Party: Democratic Party of Turkmenistan / Türkmenistanyň Demokratik partiýasy
  • Rejep BAZAROV**
    • Party: Democratic Party of Turkmenistan / Türkmenistanyň Demokratik partiýasy
  • Myratgeldi JUMAGELDIYEV***
    • Party: Democratic Party of Turkmenistan / Türkmenistanyň Demokratik partiýasy
  • Rozygeldi ROZGULYEV****
    • Party: Democratic Party of Turkmenistan / Türkmenistanyň Demokratik partiýasy

** BAZAROV is the deputy mayor of Dashoghuz province,
*** JUMAGELDIYEV is the mayor of Halach District,
**** ROZGULYEV is the acting director of Lebap Water Ways.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,997,503 (July 2011 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 2,677,589 (February 2007 )