South Asia and Beyond

Turkmenistan: Leadership Succession From Father To Son

NEW DELHI: The result of Turkmenistan’s presidential election went exactly the way many expected. Serdar Berdymukhamedov emerged the clear winner in the poll held on March 12, setting a precedent for Central Asia—leadership succession from father to son. His father, who is 64 years old, felt it was time for young leaders to take over. But he isn’t quitting politics just yet. Here’s a primer.

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