Welcome to the RockedBuzz local newsroom! The subject of this news is As widely expected, Serdar Berdymukhamedov won the presidential election in Turkmenistan
here are all the details. We offer you the most up-to-date developments about As widely expected, Serdar Berdymukhamedov won the presidential election in Turkmenistan
. Everything you wonder about As widely expected, Serdar Berdymukhamedov won the presidential election in Turkmenistan
, keep reading in this news and stay tuned! As widely expected, Serdar Berdymukhamedov won the presidential election in Turkmenistan
As widely expected, the presidential elections in Turkmenistan last Saturday have been won by Serdar Berdymukhamedov, the son of the current president, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, who ruled Turkmenistan since 2006 in an extremely authoritarian way. Berdymukhamedov had called the elections two years in advance without giving any explanation as to why, and two days later his son, who had just reached the minimum age to become president (40 years), had run for office. Counting the votes took longer than expected and the results were only announced today: Serdar Berdymukhamedov won with 72.97 percent of the vote.
They were, like all the others in Turkmenistan, elections without competition. Some observers have called them a “dynastic successionVirtually nothing was known about the other candidates and the electoral campaign seems to have been more a celebration of Serdar Berdymukhamedov’s candidacy.
From his father, the new president will inherit a poor and corrupt country of about 5.6 million inhabitants, with serious unemployment problems and economically very dependent on China. Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov will remain however member of the Senate, created body by his own will in 2020. It is not yet clear how it will continue to act, and how much it will continue to influence other members and bodies of government, or what effects the change of presidency will have on the stability of the country.
– Read also: The presidential elections in Turkmenistan are a “dynastic succession”