Eight candidates for presidency


The Trend News Agency is reporting that eight candidates have been successfully nominated to stand in the 12th February Presidential election; two candidates have withdrawn their nominations.

The list of candidates and their current roles as published on the Trend Agency release is as follows:

Incumbent president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
Recep Bazarov, deputy governor for agriculture of Dashoguz province
Kakageldy Abdyllaev, head of Turkmengaz state concern’s “Marygazchykarysh” department
Gurbanmamed Mollanyyazov, governor of Turkmennneft State Concern’s “Nebitgazduypliabatlayysh” trust
Annageldy Yazmyradov, water resources minister
Esenkuli Gayipov, head of construction ministry’s “Lebapgurlushyk” production association
Saparmyrat Batyrov, director of the Gokdepe cotton spinning mill
Yarmuhammet Orazgulyev, energy and industry minister

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