The following six candidates were nominated by their respective parties after the anouncement of the results of the elections for a new National Congress.
The parliamentary commission for elections approved their applications in that same week.
Sukhan Paskutsky, Social Democratic Movement (SDH)
Mily Takayew, Citizen's platform (BUP)
Murhat Odenyazow, Party of industrialists of Turkmenbaijan (PSS)
Säher Mubarakyew, Communist party (KP)
Gülan Hamarakyew, Kyrzbek minority party (KTP)
Asuman Baknezarayowa, Party for European integration (AIP)
The ruling Social Democratic Movement (SDH) nominated Sukhan Paskutsky.
As the SDH held only 48 of 103 seats in parliament,
but 67 seats were required to elect the president, at least 19 dissenting vote from the opposition was required.
The candidate of SDH appealed the other fractions to support the candidate of AIP as they know they would not reach the 67 seats which is needed to deliver the president.
BUP decided already to back up the candidate of AIP.
The coalition of SDH-BUP-AIP has 68 seats from the 103. KTP voted in favour of their own candidate as did well PSS.
KP voted in favour of SDH.
Asuman Baknezarayowa: 68
Murhat Odenyazow: 15
Säher Mubarakyew: 13
Gülan Hamarakyew: 7
In her presentation before the voting mrs. Asuman Baknerazayowa said:
"The European orientation of Turkmenbaijan must be a priority. This has to be the policy of Turkmenbaijan in the next years and this is the policy that must
continue" and that "I am convinced that Turkmenbaijan has no other future than a European future."
Mrs. Asuman Baknezarayowa, AIP, president of the State Turkmenbaijan