Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 8

19-Feb-2007

CASPIAN

Berdymukhamedov Inaugurated As Turkmenistans New President

Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov was on 14 February sworn in as President of Turkmenistan during a session of the Peoples Council, the countrys highest legislative body. Mr Berdymukhamedov was elected with more than 89% of the vote on 11 February, in an election that international observers have criticized for being unfair and orchestrated. He replaces Saparmurat Niyazov who died in...