The meeting of the Central Commission for Elections and Referenda of Turkmenistan discussed issues related to preparations for election of members of provincial, district and town people's councils scheduled for December 5, 2010.
As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat quoting the Central Election Commission, the meeting approved the lists of national observers and election commissions, the schedule for the preparation and holding of elections, the forms of ballots and cards to register opinions of absentee voters, minutes of meetings of election commissions and other documents. The CEC also determined the time of voting on the election day - from 7 to 19 hours.
"The forthcoming election campaign will be widely publicized in the media, and interaction with the media will be given special attention. Elections will be held on the wide alternative basis in the democratic manner, in strict compliance with the current electoral legislation of Turkmenistan and international law," the CEC noted.