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Critics say new law aimed at opening Turkmenistan's media will do little to end some of the world's worst censorship.
Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov predicted to win vote with critics branding rival candidates as token challengers.
Law that renamed months of the year after ex-president and his family is reversed.
The country's new president turns his back on predecessor's personality cult.
The new president opens an internet cafe in the capital and raises school leaving age.
Berdymukhamedov promises to allow Turkmen greater access to the internet.
Acting leader Gurnabguli Berdymukhamedov is expected to win presidential elections.
Campaigning underway for February's one-party presidential elections.
Six candidates will be allowed to meet voters and run media campaigns.
A security council is currently in charge of administration of day-to-day affairs.
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