Quotable: Turkmenistan’s elections chief supports the frontrunner

ANDRIY MOSIENKO/AFP/Getty Images Turkmenistan’s democracy is in good hands: The government of the one-party state named a slate of candidates for the presidential ballot. But the chief of Turkmenistan’s elections office pledged his allegiance to the interim president, Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov (pronounced Gur-ban-GOOLY Berdy-moo-kha-MED-off). Murad Kariyev, the elections chief, said he will “do everything to make ...

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Turkmenistan's democracy is in good hands:

The government of the one-party state named a slate of candidates for the presidential ballot. But the chief of Turkmenistan’s elections office pledged his allegiance to the interim president, Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov (pronounced Gur-ban-GOOLY Berdy-moo-kha-MED-off).



ANDRIY MOSIENKO/
AFP/Getty Images

Turkmenistan’s democracy is in good hands:

The government of the one-party state named a slate of candidates for the presidential ballot. But the chief of Turkmenistan’s elections office pledged his allegiance to the interim president, Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov (pronounced Gur-ban-GOOLY Berdy-moo-kha-MED-off).

Murad Kariyev, the elections chief, said he will “do everything to make him (Berdymukhamedov) president because he is a worthy successor.”

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