Turkmenistan to hold early presidential elections in March

Turkmenistan on Saturday announced a snap presidential election for March 12 after leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov said he was ready to step down, with his son expected to succeed him. 

“The president … gave us an instruction to prepare for early presidential elections on March 12,” a spokesman for the election commission, Bezergen Garrayev, told AFP by telephone.


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