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Foreign observers will be able to attend election of the president of Turkmenistan for the first time

22.01.2007 09:04 msk

RIA-Novosti news agency

Politics Turkmenistan

Leadership of Turkmenistan does not have any objections to foreign observers' presence in the country in the course of election of the president. OSCE observers are expected in Turkmenistan. "We expect representatives of other international organizations as well," taciturn Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov said at the Cabinet meeting last Saturday.

No foreign observers were ever tolerated at elections of whatever level with the Turkmenbashi running the country.

Six candidates aspire for presidency, acting president Kurbankuli Berdymuhammedov one of them.