icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Turkmen President governs both legislative and executive bodies

Turkmen President governs both legislative and executive bodies
The President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, has been elected Chairman of the People's Council. The move means that the Turkmen President now has control of the legislative and executive bodies.  

Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov was unanimously elected to head the country's top legislative body, which consists of 2,500 members.

Mr Berdymukhamedov was elected President in February, 2007, after the death of Saparmyrat Niyazow.