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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 President Raşit Meredow
Preceded by Saparmurat Niyazov
Leader of the Democratic Party
In office
21 December 2006 – 18 August 2013
Acting: 21 December 2006 – 4 August 2007
Preceded by Saparmurat Niyazov
Succeeded by Kasymguly Babaev
First Vice President of Turkmenistan
In office
1 March 2001 – 14 February 2007
President Saparmurat Niyazov
Preceded by Orazgeldi Aýdogdyew
Succeeded by Raşit Meredow
Personal details
Born
Gurbanguly Mälikgulyýewiç Berdimuhamedow

29 June 1957 (1957-06-29) (age 63)
Babarap, Turkmen SSR, Soviet Union
Political party Democratic (Before 2013)
Independent (2013–present)
Spouse(s) Ogulgerek Berdimuhamedova
Children 4
Alma mater Turkmen State Medical Institute
Military service
Rank General of the Army

Gurbanguly Mälikgulyýewiç Berdimuhamedow (born 29 June 1957) 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. He is the first dentist in the world to head a state or a government.


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