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Turkmenistan

December 2011 | Risk Summary

The Turkmenistan parliament has bestowed the title Hero of Turkmenistan to President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov at the Council of Elders on October 25. The award was given to Berdymukhammedov for his contribution towards strengthening the country's independence and integrating it into the global community. Our high short-term political risk rating for Turkmenistan is largely based on President Berdymukhammedov's tight grip on power. This in turn near-guarantees policy continuity, for which we score the country 90.0 out of 100 and a strong policy making process (86.7). It does not however guarantee social stability for which the country scores a lower 67.5.

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