14 Mar 2022 09:44

CIS observation mission records no violations that could affect Turkmen presidential election outcome

ASHGABAT. March 14 (Interfax) - Election observers from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have not recorded any violations that could affect the outcome of the Turkmen presidential election of March 12, CIS election observation mission head, First Deputy Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee Leonid Anfimov said, as reported by the Turkmen news agency Orient.

Anfimov made the statement at a press briefing given by the CIS election observation mission in Ashgabat on Sunday after the elections.

He said, in particular, that the Turkmen presidential election complied with the national election laws, was well-governed, free, transparent and competitive, and followed the general rules of democratic elections.

"Mission members have witnessed the count of votes and can say that the procedure complied with the national law. The CIS observers did not register violations that could affect the election outcome," Anfimov said.

Chairman of the Turkmen Central Elections and Referenda Commission Gulmyrat Myradow said at a press conference in Ashgabat on Sunday that the Commission would announce results of the early presidential election of March 12 on Monday.