Turkmenistan’s new President Serdar Berdymukhamedov, son of former President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. Photo: Reuters
Turkmenistan’s new President Serdar Berdymukhamedov, son of former President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. Photo: Reuters

Turkmenistan’s new president inaugurated, pledges to keep father’s course

  • Official results showed Serdar Berdymukhamedov, 40, winning the ballot on March 12 with 73 per cent of the vote, beating eight token candidates
  • Gas-rich Turkmenistan, a former Soviet republic, is one of the world’s most repressive, secretive states and little is known about how the regime makes day-to-day decisions

Turkmenistan’s new President Serdar Berdymukhamedov, son of former President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. Photo: Reuters
Turkmenistan’s new President Serdar Berdymukhamedov, son of former President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. Photo: Reuters
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