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President of Turkmenistan re-elected

President of Turkmenistan re-elected

The Turkmen president Koerbangoeli Berdimoechamedov according to published on Monday the results was re-elected as president of the vast country of 5 million inhabitants.

He was, as expected, in the authoritarian-ruled country, with more than 97 percent, almost all of the votes on Sunday in Turkmenistan are released.

The 59-year-old former dentist and ex-deputy prime minister reigns since the sudden death in late 2006 of dictator Saparmoerat Nijazov, “the Father of Turkmen’.

The authoritarian regime is sailing in the export of natural gas, at least 40 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The country would strive to 180 billion cubic metres per year in 2030 and then to one (Russia) largest gasexporteur.

Possible Berdimoechamedov still in power. Last year the rule is abolished, that the head of state not older than seventy years. The term of office is extended to seven years. Its predecessor, Nijazov, president for life. Nijazov gave the country a series of national holidays to their own culture to promote including the Day of the Carpet and the Meloendag.

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