ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan electorate are balloting Saturday in an election that would mark the start of a political dynasty for the gas-rich Central Asian country’s sitting president.
President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, 64, introduced the vote closing month, surroundings degree for his 40-year previous son Serdar to take over.
Serdar Berdymukhamedov has risen thru a sequence of an increasing number of outstanding executive posts and maximum not too long ago has served as the rustic’s deputy high minister, answering immediately to his father.
He’s going through what seems to be token festival from 8 different nominal contenders in Saturday’s vote, together with a deputy regional governor and a lawmaker.
“My major function is to proceed at the superb trail of building constructed throughout 30 years of independence and to effectively put in force techniques aimed to make sure a prime stage of social prerequisites for the folks,” Serdar Berdymukhamedov mentioned whilst presenting his platform in televised speech.
No election in post-Soviet Turkmenistan has been regarded as in fact aggressive. Whilst 8 applicants ran towards Berdymukhamedov within the closing election in 2017, all expressed fortify for his executive and Berdymukhamedov garnered greater than 97% of the vote.