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Reports: Turkmenistan's interim leader wins approval to run for president

Reports: Turkmenistan's interim leader wins approval to run for president

Turkmenistan's top legislative body on Tuesday gave the country's interim leader approval to run for president to succeed the late authoritarian leader, news agencies reported.
The Interfax, ITAR-Tass and RIA-Novosti news agencies reported that acting President Gurbungali Berdymukhamedov won approval to participate in the Feb. 11 presidential election to replace longtime leader Saparmurat Niyazov, who died last week.


Updated : 2021-02-27 20:42 GMT+08:00