Turkmen President governs both legislative and executive bodies
Published time: 30 Mar, 2007 05:17 Edited time: 30 Mar, 2007 09:17
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.