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Berdymuhammedov is elected chairman of the only political party in Turkmenistan

06.08.2007 11:37 msk

INTERFAX, RIA-Novosti

Politics Turkmenistan

President Gurbankuly Berdymuhammedov was elected chairman of the Democratic Party, the only political party in Turkmenistan. The election took place at the Democratic Party congress in Ashkhabad the other day. The post belonged to the late President Saparmurat Niyazov. Berdymuhammedov was also elected the head of the Galkynysh (Revival) movement. Delegates of both congresses voted unanimously. The president a.k.a. general of the army is also chairman of the government and People's Council - supreme legislature.

Nezavisimaya Gazeta, August 6, 2007, p. 7. © Translated by Ferghana.Ru