The Constitutional Law on Approval of the new edition of the Constitution of Turkmenistan is adopted at the session of the Council of Elders held in the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat.

Adoption of the Constitutional Law has become a logical continuation of the Constitutional reform, initiated in the country, and aimed at further improvement of political system, stage-by-stage democratization of the state and society, in particular, envisaging political diversity and multiparty system. One of the important results of this process is introduction in Turkmenistan – for the first time in the country’s history – of a position of Ombudsman for human rights.

Adoption of the Constitutional Law was preceded by its wide discussion within political parties, public organizations, and work collectives. During preparation of the new Law, proposals and wishes received from citizens of the country were taken into account.