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According to preliminary results, incumbent President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wins 97.7 percent of the vote
13 Feb
According to preliminary results, incumbent President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wins 97.7 percent of the vote

   The Central Commission for Elections and Referenda in Turkmenistan held a briefing to announce the preliminary results of the presidential election. 

   Announcing the preliminary results of the presidential election, the Chairman of the Central Commission for Elections and Referenda in Turkmenistan emphasized that 97.27 percent of voters took part in the election that testifies to the high civic engagement of the population. According to preliminary results, incumbent President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov won 97.69 percent of the vote. 

   Currently, the ballots are finally counted given the data received from some polling stations at the diplomatic missions and consular offices of Turkmenistan abroad, in particular, the protocols are being delivered delayed due to the time difference of the countries in different time zones. 

   The finally tally of the vote will be summed up and announced in the nearest time.