Turkmen Leader Berdymuhamedov Wins Election, Securing Third Term

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Turkmenistan's Central Election Committee said that President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has won his third presidential term with 97.69% of the vote.

Turkmen Leader Berdymuhamedov Wins Election, Securing Third Term

Berdimuhamedov was largely expected to secure his post when voting in the Central Asian republic got underway on Sunday.

Eight contenders competed against the Turkmen president-elect in the latest election, whose turnout stood at 97.27 percent of the population, according to Sputnik.

Last year, Turkmenistan amended its constitution in a way that could allow Berdymuhamedov to stay in power indefinitely, removing the 70-year age limit for presidential candidates and extending the presidential term to seven years from five.

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