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Turkmenistan

February 2012 | Risk Summary

Geldimurat Nurmuhammedov, former culture and tourism minister of Turkmenistan, has criticised the county's ruling party, calling it an 'unlawful' institution. He also condemned the lack of democracy and human rights in Turkmenistan, suggesting people were not enthusiastic about elections held February 12 as President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov's Democratic Party of Turkmenistan is the only legal party in the country. We expect political continuity despite an allegedly fraudulent election given the tight grip on power exercised by Berdymukhammedov.

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