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Topic - Saparmurat Niyazov
A second political party in Turkmenistan -- which is still under an absolute dictatorship more than 20 years after achieving independence from the Soviet Union -- will do nothing to bring democracy to the oil-rich Central Asian nation, political observers and analysts say.
A second political party in Turkmenistan — still under an absolute dictatorship more than 20 years after achieving independence from the Soviet Union — will do nothing to bring democracy to the oil-rich Central Asian nation, political observers and analysts say.
he announced a legislative change that would allow new parties to form, but it was too late in the campaign for any new party to oppose him on the ballot.