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Turkmenistan to hold presidential vote in February

Turkmenistan will hold a presidential vote on February 12 next year, state media reported Saturday, with President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov likely to compete unencumbered by any serious opposition. State news agency TDH and state television both carried the announcement, which comes a month after the isolated Central Asian state passed constitutional changes removing barriers to the autocrat's life-long rule.
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