Feb. 12, 2017 Held



Election for Turkmen Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:3,163,692
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Vote Share by Candidate:

Gurbanguly BERDYMUHAMMEDOV3,090,610


Maksat ANNANEPESOV32,269

Election Results Modified: Feb 16, 2017

General Information

Turkmenistan: President, 12 February 2017

At stake in this election:

  • The office of the President of Turkmenistan

Note on the results: 9 candidates total ran for office. Only those receiving greater than 1% of the final vote are listed.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Gurbanguly BERDYMUKHAMEDOV (since December 2006)
  • Head of Government: President Gurbanguly BERDYMUKHAMMEDOV (since December 2006)
  • Assembly: Turkmenistan has a unicameral National Assembly (Mejlis) with 125 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 7-year term. The term limit was extended from 5 years to 7 years in 2016. A single candidate must receive greater than 50% of the vote to be elected. If no candidates receive over 50% a runoff will be held between the two candidates who received the most votes in the first round.
  • In the National Assembly (Mejlis) 125 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms

Last Election:

  • In 2012 Gurbanguly BERDYMUKHAMEDOV was re-elected as president with 89.18% of the vote. He faced no opposition from an opposing party, running against three Democratic candidates.

Main candidates in the election:

    • Democratic Party  of Turkmenistant (DPT) / Türkmenistanyň Demokratik partiýasy
  • Begmyrat ATALYEVA
    • State Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (PIE) / Senagatçylar we Telekeçiler partiýasy
  • Durdygylycha ORAZOV
    • Agrarian Party (APT) / Türkmenistanyň Agrar partiýasy
    • Independent
  • Jumanazar ANNAN
    • Independent
  • Durdiyev RAMADAN
    • Independent
  • Meretdurdy GURBANOV
    • Independent
  • Serdar DZHELILOV
    • Independent
  • Suleymannepes NURNEPESOV
    • Independent

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 5,171,943
  • Registered Voters: 3,063,218 (as of 2013)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 2,784,000
  • Is Turkmenistan a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Turkmenistan ratified CEDAW: Yes (May 1 1997)
  • Gender Quota: None
  • Female candidates in this election: 0
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 32
  • Human Development Index Position: 109
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: none

Disability Data:

  • Is Turkmenistan a signatory to CRPD: No
  • Has Turkmenistan ratified CRPD: Yes (Sept 4 2008)
  • Population with a disability: 784,713 (est)[1]

[1] Calculated using the WHO estimate of 15% of the population having a disability


Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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