Presidential election begins in Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov People have begun voting in Turkmenistan’s presidential election, in which President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov is highly expected to secure a third term in office. Polling stations opened at 7:00 (0200 GMT) on Sunday and will close at 19:00 (1400 GMT), according to the central electoral commission. The 59-year-old Berdymukhamedov is from the gas-rich […]

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Party nominates Turkmen president Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov for third term as candidate in February election

This August 29, 2016 photo shows Turkmenistan’s President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov (Photo by AFP) Turkmen President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has been nominated for a third term as a candidate in the next year election, which he is widely expected to win. State news agency Turkmenistan Today said Thursday that Berdymukhamedov’s Democratic Party nominated him as a candidate […]

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Son of Turkmenistan’s president elected as member of parliament

Turkmen President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov The son of Turkmenistan’s President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has been elected the country’s member of parliament. State television said Serdar Berdymukhamedov, the president’s only son, won the by-election in the country. Serdar kept a low-profile in public and his election could be a sign that he is being groomed to eventually succeed […]

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Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan, republic in the southwestern portion of Central Asia, bordered on the north by Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, on the east by Uzbekistan and Afghanistan, on the south by Afghanistan and Iran, and on the west by the Caspian Sea. Ashgabat is Turkmenistan’s capital and largest city.In Turkmen, the official language, the name of the republic is Turkmenistan Respublikasy (Republic of Turkmenistan). Turkmens […]

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