Presidential election is underway in Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan is holding presidential elections today. Nine candidates are vying for the country's top post. Among them is the son of incumbent President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov.

The term of office of the President, who won the snap elections, will last until 2024.

After the election of the President, it is intended to retain the post of chairman of the upper house of parliament.