Turkmenistan

Assembly

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
25.03.2018
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Early election
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.03.2023
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
125
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
284
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
4

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
3,291,312
Votes Number of people who actually voted
3,017,801
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
91.69%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The ruling Democratic Party of Turkmenistan (DPT) remained the largest party in the 125-member Assembly in the second multi-party elections since the country's independence in 1991. President Berdymukhammedov's son, Serdar, was re-elected to the Assembly, and appointed a Deputy Foreign Minister on 30 March. On 2 April, the DPT elected Mr. Ata Serdarov, Ambassador to Belgium and to the EU, as its new leader.

No official reasons were given for holding early elections, which were constitutionally due by December. The elections took place amid an economic crisis, and were the first to be held since the 2016 constitutional amendments that removed the 70-year upper age limit for presidential candidates and extended the presidential term from 5 to 7 years, The incumbent President, in power since 2007, was re-elected in February 2017.
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
44%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
1
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Democratic Party of Turkmenistan (DPT)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Democratic Party of Turkmenistan (DPT) 55
Groups of citizens of Turkmenistan 48
Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs 11
Agrarian Party 11
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
94
Number of women elected
31
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
24.8%
Sources
Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan in Geneva (21.06.2018)
Central Commission For Holding Elections And Referendums In Turkmenistan
International Foundation for Electoral Systems
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Chronicles of Turkmenistan
Eurasia Daily
Women Directly Elected
31

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
94
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
31
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
30.03.2018
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Gulshat Mamedova (Female)
Political party
Democratic Party of Turkmenistan (DPT)
Date of election
30.03.2018