“We have gained a rich experience in holding and organizing democratic elections in accordance with the norms of international law and the legislation of Turkmenistan. And in the future, we will hold elections on the basis of wide competition, openness, publicity and secret voting”.

                                                                                   President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.


Turkmenistan is a secular and legal state based on democratic principles and having a perfect international legal base. That is why; the respected President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stresses that: “We need to clearly and thoroughly define goals aimed at the distant future and the legislative basis of a democratic, secular and legal state”.

The Election Code, which entered into force on July 1, 2013, connects all types of elections into a single chain, having common rules and principles for holding elections.

Early elections are also held in accordance with this Code. According to the article 4 of the Electoral Code of Turkmenistan: “Elections of deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, members of the Halk maslahaty and the Gengeshes are held on the last Sunday of March.

In connection with the change in the administrative-territorial structure, the election of members of the Halk maslahaty and the Gengeshes can be held on other terms”.

According to the Article 85 of the Electoral Code of Turkmenistan: “In the event of an early departure of a deputy of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, a member of the Halk maslahaty, the Gengesh, new elections are held in the corresponding constituency.

Elections are held in accordance with Article 4 of this Code”.

From the day of acquiring the status of Independence to this day, early elections have been repeatedly held in our country.


Guljemal NURYEVA,

Chief Specialist of the Organizational Department of Central Election Commission for holding Elections and Referendums in Turkmenistan.