Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow

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Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
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2nd President of Turkmenistan
Assumed office
21 December 2006
Acting to 14 February 2007
Vice PresidentRaşit Meredow
Preceded bySaparmurat Niyazov
Leader of the Democratic Party
In office
21 December 2006 – 18 August 2013
Acting: 21 December 2006 – 4 August 2007
Preceded bySaparmurat Niyazov
Succeeded byKasymguly Babaev
First Vice President of Turkmenistan
In office
1 March 2001 – 14 February 2007
PresidentSaparmurat Niyazov
Preceded byOrazgeldi Aýdogdyew
Succeeded byRaşit Meredow
Personal details
Gurbanguly Mälikgulyýewiç Berdimuhamedow

(1957-06-29) 29 June 1957 (age 64)
Babarap, Turkmen SSR, Soviet Union
Political partyDemocratic (Before 2013)
Independent (2013–present)
Spouse(s)Ogulgerek Berdimuhamedova
Alma materTurkmen State Medical Institute
Military service
RankGeneral of the Army

Gurbanguly Mälikgulyýewiç Berdimuhamedow (born 29 June 1957)[1] is a Turkmen politician. He is the 2nd and current President of Turkmenistan since February 2007.

Berdimuhamedow, a dentist, worked in the government under President Saparmurat Niyazov as Minister of Health.[2] He is the first dentist in the world to head a state or a government.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Turkmenistan: New President Shows Shades Of 'Turkmenbashi'". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 3 July 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2007.
  2. "Turkmen president sworn in for second term".
  3. "Alvi is the second-ever dentist to assume a country's presidency". The News. 5 September 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018.