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President of Turkmenistan

Gurbanguly BerdimuhamedowGurbanguly Berdimuhamedow

Date of Birth: 29 June 1957
Birth Place: Babarab, Turkmenistan
Political Party: Democratic Party
Arrival in Power: 21 December 2006
Religion: Sunni Islam
Profession: Dentist


Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow was born in Babarab, Turkmenistan, in 1957. He is the current President of Turkmenistan. He studied at the Turkmen State Medical Institute eventually becoming a dentist. In 1997 he was named Minister of Health, and in 2001 Deputy Prime Minister. He succeeded his predecessor as president in 2006 and was officially elected to the post in 2007.

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Updated on: January 1, 2012