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President Gurbankuly Berdymuhammedov was elected the head of the People's Council

30.03.2007 15:50 msk

RIA-Novosti news agency

Politics Turkmenistan

President Gurbankuly Berdymuhammedov was elected the head of the People's Council (Halk Maslahaty), the supreme legislative body in Turkmenistan.

Berdymuhammedov was the only candidate nominated for the position. The Halk Maslahaty voted to elect the president unanimously.

Foreign observers were disappointed. Kazakh media outlets comment that what happened today shows that the new leader of Turkmenistan continues authoritarian policy of his predecessor.