The “day of silence” began in Turkmenistan on Saturday on the eve of the presidential election.
By law, the campaign starts from the date of registration of the candidate and stops one days prior to election day. Printed campaign materials (leaflets, posters, etc.), previously placed outside the premises of election commissions are stored in the voting day in the same places.
At the highest state post in Turkmenistan expect nine candidates, including incumbent President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
The vote on Sunday will be from 07.00 to 19.00. Will be opened 2578 polling stations, 39 of them — in the diplomatic missions of Turkmenistan abroad.
The legislation of Turkmenistan does not establish turnout, so if any voter turnout the election is over.
The elected President will be the candidate who received at the elections more than half the votes of voters who took part in the vote.
Under the new Constitution of Turkmenistan adopted on 14 September 2016, the presidential term increased from five to seven years, and removed the upper age limit of 70 years to be elected President of the country.
The basic law States stipulates that the President of Turkmenistan may be elected a citizen born in Turkmenistan, not younger than forty years, speaks the state language, during the preceding fifteen years residing and working in Turkmenistan.