Turkmen presidential election, 1990

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Turkmenistani presidential election, 1990
Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic
October 27, 1990 (1990-10-27) 1992 →
Turnout 96.7%
  Saparmurat Niyazov in 2002.jpg
Nominee Saparmurat Niyazov
Party Communist Party of Turkmenistan
Popular vote 1,716,278
Percentage 98.3%

Elected President

Saparmurat Niyazov

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Presidential elections were held for the first time in the Turkmen SSR on 27 October 1990.[1] The only candidate was Saparmurat Niyazov, who won 98.3% of the vote. Voter turnout was 96.7%.[2]


Candidate Party Votes %
Saparmurat Niyazov Communist Party of Turkmenistan 1,716,278 98.3
Against 29,790 1.7
Invalid/blank votes 307
Total 1,746,375 100
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p477 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p479