President of Turkmenistan

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President of Turkmenistan
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Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow

since 14 February 2007[1]
Appointer Direct popular vote
Term length 5 years, renewable
Inaugural holder Saparmurat Niyazov
Formation 2 November 1990 (Turkmen SSR)
27 October 1991 (Turkmenistan)

President of Turkmenistan is the head of state and of the executive power, is the highest official of Turkmenistan, and has the constitutional charter to act as a guarantor of national independence, territorial integrity, and adherence to the Constitution and international agreements.[2]

Leaders of Turkmenistan (1924–1991)[edit]

Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic (1924–1990)[edit]

First Secretaries of the Turkmen Communist Party[edit]

Presidents of the Republic of Turkmenistan (1990–present)[edit]

The first column consecutively numbers the individuals who have served as president, while the second column consecutively numbers the Presidential terms or administrations.

A. № Name Picture Took office Left office Political party
1 1.
Saparmurat Niyazov Saparmurat Niyazov.jpg 2 November 1990 16 December 1991 Communist Party of Turkmenistan
(1) 16 December 1991 21 June 1992 Democratic Party of Turkmenistan
21 June 1992 28 December 1999[3]
President for Life
28 December 1999 21 December 2006[4]
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow 2012-09-11.jpg 21 December 2006 11 February 2007 Democratic Party of Turkmenistan

2 1.
11 February 2007 12 February 2012
12 February 2012 Incumbent
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See also[edit]


  1. ^ Acting between 21 December 2006 and 14 February 2007.
  2. ^ Article 50 of the Constitution of Turkmenistan.
  3. ^ Declared President for Life.
  4. ^ Died in office.

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