16 Feb 2022 10:07

CEC registers Berdimuhamedow's son as candidate in Turkmen presidential elections

ASHGABAT. Feb 16 (Interfax) - Deputy Prime Minister Serdar Berdimuhamedow, the son of the incumbent Turkmen president, has been registered as a candidate for the post of the country's president, receiving the presidential candidate's ID on Tuesday, according to the Watan daily state news program.

The ceremony took place during a meeting of the Turkmen Central Elections and Referenda Commission (CEC) in the presence of the commission's chairperson and members and the head of the Democratic Party, which nominated Serdar Berdimuhamedow for the post of president of Turkmenistan.

Having thanked the participants in the CEC meeting, the deputy prime minister vowed that, if he is elected as president, he will use all his energy, knowledge, experience, and capabilities to live up to the voters' trust by taking concrete steps for the sake of prosperity and happiness of the Turkmen people and the country.

As reported earlier, the participants in the 9th extraordinary congress of the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan on Monday unanimously voted in favor of nominating Serdar Berdimuhamedow for the post of president.

The lower house of the Turkmen parliament has set snap presidential elections for March 12.