Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow

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Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
2nd President of Turkmenistan
In office
21 December 2006 – 19 March 2022
Acting: 21 December 2006 – 14 February 2007
Vice PresidentRaşit Meredow
Preceded bySaparmurat Niyazov
Succeeded bySerdar Berdimuhamedow
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 66)
Babarap, Turkmen SSR, Soviet Union
Political partyDemocratic (Before 2013)
Independent (2013–present)
Spouse(s)Ogulgerek Berdimuhamedova
Children4; including Serdar
Alma materTurkmen State Medical Institute
Military service
RankGeneral of the Army

Gurbanguly Mälikgulyýewiç Berdimuhamedow (born 29 June 1957)[1] is a Turkmen politician. He was the 2nd President of Turkmenistan from 2007 until 2022.

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]

In February 2022, Berdimuhamedow announced his plans not to run for re-election in 2022.[4][5]

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.
  4. Gurt, Marat; Auyezov, Olzhas; Donovan, Kirsten (12 February 2022). "Turkmenistan to hold early presidential election on March 12". Reuters. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  5. Putz, Catherine (15 February 2022). "Turkmenistan Set for Dynastic Succession: Early Election March 12, President's Son Running". The Diplomat.