Weakly contested vote

Turkmen President Wins New 7-Year Term With Nearly 98 Per Cent Of Vote

NDTV  – ‎1 hour ago‎
Ashgabat: Turkmenistan’s reigning strongman Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov bagged a new seven-year term with nearly 98 per cent of a weakly contested vote, electoral officials said Monday, following a preliminary count.

That’s one way of putting it I suppose

8 thoughts on “Weakly contested vote”

  1. My guess is 2% voted agsinst him. 98% abstained. Using the old Communist system, abstentions are considered as votes for the incumbent.
    Overwhelming victory!!

  2. Is he named after the camp fire song? I’m sure it sounds familiar.

    Can I be disappeared to a rat-infested dungeon for saying tha…

  3. “a weakly contested vote”. Actually, opposition was contested quite vigorously, probably why in the end the actual vote was weak.

  4. Is it true the Democrats have sent a factfinding team out, garner electoral strategies for 2020? It’s how Hillary ’16 was expected to go, isn’t it?

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