President of Turkmenistan

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow of TurkmenistanGurbanguly Berdimuhamedow

Date of Birth: 29 June 1957
Birth Place: Babarab, Turkmenistan
Political Party: Democratic Party
Arrival in Power: 21 December 2006
Religion: Sunni Islam
Profession: Dentist


Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow was born in Babarab, Turkmenistan, in 1957. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow is the current President of Turkmenistan. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow studied at the Turkmen State Medical Institute eventually becoming a dentist. In 1997 he was named Minister of Health, and in 2001 Deputy Prime Minister. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow succeeded his predecessor as president in 2006 and was officially elected to the post in 2007.

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Updated on: January 26th, 2014