Turkmenistan holds flawed presidential election

Feb. 12, 2012, midnight

President Kurbanguly BERDYMUKHAMEDOV of Turkmenistan was reelected on Sunday with 97 percent of the vote. BERDYMUKHAMEDOV, who only faced token opposition, was first elected in 2007with 89% of the vote. The election commission placed the official turnout 96.7 percent.

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