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Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov nominated for third term

Thursday, 15 December 2016

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ALMATY – Turkmen President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov’s Democratic Party has nominated him as a candidate in the February 2017 election. He is widely expected to secure a third term in office.

Berdymukhamedov has run the gas-rich nation of 5 million people since 2006, succeeding president-for-life Saparmurat Niyazov who died the same year. Like his autocratic predecessor, Berdymukhamedov maintains tight control over the former Soviet republic and brooks no dissent.

Berdymukhamedov was re-elected in 2012 with 97 percent of the vote. Turkmenistan amended its constitution in September in a way that could allow Berdymukhamedov to stay in power indefinitely.

Source by: Internet

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