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15.12.08 21:04
CIS observer mission highly rates parliamentary elections in Turkmenistan
The CIS observer mission made a statement on results of monitoring of the election campaign and conduct of election of deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan of the fourth convocation at a press conference in Ashgabat on 15 December.

Members of the Central Election Commission of Turkmenistan, district election commissions and the Ashgabat city election commission, representatives of largest public organizations of Turkmenistan as well as foreign press attended the press conference.

"The parliamentary elections were well-organized, competitive and free. They were held in compliance with election legislation in effect in the country and generally recognized norms of democratic elections, and were marked by high voter turnout," head of the mission, chairman of the CIS Executive Committee and CIS Executive Secretary Sergey Lebedev said.

The head and members of the CIS mission noted that their conclusions and assessments were made "on the basis of their own observations, analysis of factual documents and data collected during monitoring of the election campaign."

"The parliamentary elections in Turkmenistan have become an important factor in the further democratization of the Turkmen state and society," Sergey Lebedev said.

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