Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

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Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
Chairman Ovezmammed Mammedov
Founded 21 August 2012
Headquarters Asgabat, Turkmenistan
Ideology Industrialism
Mejlis
14 / 125
[1]
Politics of Turkmenistan
Political parties
Elections

The Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs is a political party in Turkmenistan. The party was established in August 2012 as first legal opposition party in this country.[2] On 10 June 2013, party leader Ovezmammed Mammedov was elected to the Assembly of Turkmenistan in a by-election held for five vacant seats. The party is widely seen as a tool of the ruling DPT to prevent criticism over Turkmenistan being a single-party state rather than an actual opposition party.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Results of the elections to the National Parliament turkmenistan.gov.tm December 18, 2013. Accessed January 26, 2014
  2. ^ Turkmenistan Gets Its Second Political Party Radio Free Europe, 11 June 2013
  3. ^ Turkmenistan Gets First Legislator From 'Alternative' Party Radio Free Europe, 11 June 2013