Young Turkmen men and women take part in an opening ceremony of the first monument to Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov in Ashgabat on May 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IGOR SASIN
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Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has sacked his administration chief, complaining of corruption and mismanagement, state television said Saturday, as economic troubles begin to mount in the isolated Central Asian state.The head of the presidential administration serves as the deputy chairman of cabinet of ministers, which is chaired by the president.The position of head of presidential administration is the third most senior in the isolated state after the president and speaker of parliament, although there are few checks on Berdymukhamedov's all-pervading powers in practice.
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