Elections in Turkmenistan: 2018 Parliamentary and Local Elections

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Publication Date: 
23 Mar 2018

On March 25, Turkmen citizens will head to the polls for parliamentary and local elections. The previous parliamentary elections, held on December 15, 2013, were the first to take place since the adoption of the 2012 Law on Political Parties that provided a legal framework for the formation of political parties. A total of 16,558 candidates will be contesting the elections.

To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Turkmenistan: 2018 Parliamentary and Local Elections. IFES FAQs include:

  • Who are citizens voting for on Election Day?
  • How are electoral districts organized?
  • How will voters with disabilities cast their ballots?
  • How will election disputes be adjudicated?