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Turkmenistan votes in one-sided presidential poll

newvision.co.ug

Turkmenistan votes in one-sided presidential poll

- Citizens of Turkmenistan went to the polls on Sunday for a presidential vote expected to further tighten incumbent strongman Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov's hold over the gas-rich Central Asian country. Voting in the country of over five million people began at 7:00 am (0200 GMT) and will continue until polling stations close at 7:00 pm (1400 GMT), the central electoral commission confirmed. Berdymukhamedov, 59, faces eight other candidates including subordinate regional officials,

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Turkmenistan leader certain to win third term in vote

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Turkmenistan leader certain to win third term in vote

- ASHGABAT Turkmen leader Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov is certain to secure a third term in office in Sunday's presidential election, maintaining his grip on power in the isolated gas-rich nation. Berdymukhamedov, 59, has run the former Soviet republic of five million people with an iron fist for a decade after succeeding equally autocratic president-for-life Saparmurat Niyazov who died in 2006. Berdymukhamedov, a dentist by training, has kept in place Niyazov's repressive political

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  • President of Turkmenistan offers condolences to Queen and PM Theresa May over London attack
    President of Turkmenistan offers condolences to Queen and PM Theresa May over London attack

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    AKIPRESS.COM - President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov extended condolences to the Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Teresa May over the terrorist attack at London that left 5 people dead. “Resolutely opposing the terrible cycle of terrorism and extremism, Turkmenistan fully supports the efforts of the global community to counteract and eradicate this evil," the statement said. On behalf of the people and the Government of Turkmenistan and in his own name, Berdimuhamedov conveyed the words of deep empathy and support to the families, relatives and friends of the victims, and the wishes of speedy recovery to the injured ones

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  • OSCE consults Turkmenistan on combating terrorism financing
    OSCE consults Turkmenistan on combating terrorism financing

    , trend.az

    Some 30 officials representing financial institutions, relevant ministries, law enforcement and regulatory bodies of Turkmenistan participated in an OSCE-organized seminar held in Ashgabat on best practices in combating the financing of terrorism, the OSCE said in its press release. During the two-day event participants discussed the traditional methods of terrorism financing, and the emerging threats and vulnerabilities in this field. They also stressed the important role of strengthening interagency cooperation in combating the financing of terrorism

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