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New Turkmen Constitution Was Adopted, Extends Presidential Term to 7 Years

© AFP 2022 / ATTILA KISBENEDEKTurkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is pictured during a signing ceremony in the Blue Hall at the presidential palace in Budapest on June 18, 2014
Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is pictured during a signing ceremony in the Blue Hall at the presidential palace in Budapest on June 18, 2014 - Sputnik International
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New constitution extending the presidential term from 5 years to 7 years and was adopted in Turkmenistan on Wednesday.

ASHGABAT (Sputnik) – Lawmakers in Turkmenistan unanimously adopted a new constitution extending the presidential term from 5 years to 7 years and lifting a 70-year age ceiling on Wednesday.

"The adoption of the new Constitution of Turkmenistan marks a new stage in socio-economic and spiritual development of the country. Turkmenistan’s new constitution was designed to meet the international legislative experience based on recognized norms of international law," President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow said after signing the constitution into law.

The 2008 iteration of the Central Asian country’s founding law required presidential candidates to be aged between 40 and 70 years.

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