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The Resource Turkmenistan : recent developments and U.S. interests, Jim Nichol

Turkmenistan : recent developments and U.S. interests, Jim Nichol

Label
Turkmenistan : recent developments and U.S. interests
Title
Turkmenistan
Title remainder
recent developments and U.S. interests
Statement of responsibility
Jim Nichol
Title variation
  • Recent developments and US interests
  • Recent developments and United States interests
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Turkmenistan gained independence with the dissolution of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991, the former republic's president and head of the Turkmen Communist Party, Saparamurad Niyazov, retained power. He was reelected president in another uncontested race in 1992, and a referendum in 1994 extended his term until 2002. Before facing reelection, however, constitutional amendments approved in 1999 proclaimed him president for life. The country's May 1992 constitution granted Niyazov overwhelming powers to rule by decree as head of state and government. According to several assessments, he was among the world's most authoritarian rulers, and his regime was highly corrupt and responsible for serious human rights abuses. Following the death of President Niyazov in December 2006, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow was elected president in early 2007. A new constitution approved in 2008 reaffirmed Turkmenistan as a "secular democracy" with a powerful president able to rule by decree. The constitution included an impressive list of individual rights, but emphasized that the exercise of rights must not violate public order or damage national security. An early legislative election was held in December 2008. International observers assessed the election as not free and fair. The next Mejlis election is scheduled for December 2013. According to some observers, the Berdimuhamedow government has retained many authoritarian features of the previous regime, and the human rights situation has deteriorated after an initial improvement at the time of the political succession
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Cataloging source
AWC
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Nichol, James P
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z663.6
LC item number
.T876 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Library of Congress
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
97-1055
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  • Human rights
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • United States
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Economic history
  • Human rights
  • Politics and government
  • Turkmenistan
  • United States
Label
Turkmenistan : recent developments and U.S. interests, Jim Nichol
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"August 17, 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Political background -- Human rights -- Economic conditions -- Foreign policy and defense -- U.S. policy -- Contributions to counter-terrorism
Control code
818327074
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (14 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color map (digital, PDF file).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818327074
Label
Turkmenistan : recent developments and U.S. interests, Jim Nichol
Publication
Note
"August 17, 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Political background -- Human rights -- Economic conditions -- Foreign policy and defense -- U.S. policy -- Contributions to counter-terrorism
Control code
818327074
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (14 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color map (digital, PDF file).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818327074

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