ElectionGudie

Dec. 15, 2013 Held

2,797,637
Voted
Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan

Election for Mejlis (Turkmen National Assembly)

Results

91%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,797,637
Valid Votes:2,797,637
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Democratic Party of Turkmenistan 47 None

Federation of Trade Unions 33 None

Women's Union 16 None

Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs 14 None

Magtumguly Youth Organization 8 None

Groups of Citizens of Turkmenistan 7 None

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 125 seats in the National Assembly.

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:

  • In the National Assembly (Mejlis) 125 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.

Last National Assembly election:

  • The last National Assembly election was held on December 14, 2008.

Main Parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Democratic Party of Turkmenistan (DPT) / Türkmenistanyň Demokratik partiýasy
    • Leader: Kasymguly BABAEV[1]
    • Seats won in last election: 125
    • Seats won in this election: 47
  • Party: Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs[2]
    • Leader: Ovezmammed MAMMEDOV
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 14
  • Organisation of Trade Unions of Turkmenistan
    • Seats won in this election: 33
  • Women's Union of Turkmenistan
    • Seats won in this election: 16
  • Magtymguly Youth Organisation
    • Seats won in this election: 8
  • Groups of citizens:
    • Seats won in this election: 7

Population and voter registration:

  • Population: 5,113,040 (July 2013 est.)
  • Voter Registration: 2,987,324 (2012)

[1] President BERDYMUKHAMMEDOV stepped down as party chairman on 18 August 2013.

[2] The Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs was established in August 2012 after a January 2012 law permitted the creation of an opposition party. This will be the first multi-party election in Turkmenistan’s history.