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LAW OF TURKMENISTAN

of May 21, 2011 No. 192-IV

About the President of Turkmenistan

(as amended on 13-03-2021)

This Law determines legal, economic, organizational and other basis of activities of the President of Turkmenistan, establishes the state guarantees on ensuring its activities, and also provides guarantees to the President of Turkmenistan who stopped execution of the powers.

Chapter I. Status of the President of Turkmenistan

Article 1. President of Turkmenistan

1. The president of Turkmenistan is head of state and the executive authority, the management official of Turkmenistan, acts as the guarantor of the state independence, the status of permanent neutrality and territorial integrity of Turkmenistan, observance of the Constitution of Turkmenistan, rights and freedoms of man and citizen and accomplishment of the international obligations.

2. The president of Turkmenistan provides the approved functioning of all branches of the government and responsibility of authorities to the people.

3. The president of Turkmenistan has immunity rights. His honor and advantage are protected by the law.

Article 2. Legal basis of activities of the President of Turkmenistan

The legal basis of activities of the President of Turkmenistan is constituted by the Constitution of Turkmenistan, this Law and other laws of Turkmenistan.

Article 3. Election of the president of Turkmenistan

Election of the president of Turkmenistan is held according to the Constitution of Turkmenistan and the Electoral code of Turkmenistan.

Article 4. Inauguration of Turkmenistan

1. The president of Turkmenistan enters position from the moment of bringing of the oath by it.

2. The ceremony of inauguration of Turkmenistan (inauguration) is held with participation of members and deputies Millie Gengesha of Turkmenistan, cabinet ministers of Turkmenistan, representatives of military and law enforcement agencies, the Central commission on elections and referenda in Turkmenistan, local authorities of the government and local self-government, the general public, and also other invited persons.

3. Day of holding ceremony of inauguration of Turkmenistan (inauguration) is determined by the Central commission on elections and referenda in Turkmenistan.

4. The ceremony of inauguration of Turkmenistan (inauguration) is held in the following procedure:

1) soldiers of Guard of honor bring National flag of Turkmenistan in the venue of ceremony (inauguration),

Standard of the President of Turkmenistan, Constitution of Turkmenistan and Distinctive mark of the President of Turkmenistan;

2) the Constitution of Turkmenistan is located on tribune where the head of state will take the oath;

The leader of ceremony declares 3) arrival of the elected President of Turkmenistan;

The elected President of Turkmenistan passes 4) under solemn music through the hall and rises by podium;

Participants of ceremony costing 5) welcome the elected President of Turkmenistan;

6) the leader of ceremony gives floor to the chairman of the Central commission on elections and referenda in Turkmenistan who announces results of election of the president of Turkmenistan;

7) the elected President of Turkmenistan approaches specially equipped tribune and, having put the right hand on the Constitution of Turkmenistan, takes oath of allegiance to the Homeland and the people of Turkmenistan:

"Entering position of the President of Turkmenistan, solemnly I swear:

- sacredly and honesty, with honor and constantly to fulfill the high duties assigned to me;

- protect the state independence and the status of neutrality of Turkmenistan;

- respect and protect rights and freedoms of man and citizen;

- observe and protect the Constitution of Turkmenistan;

- devote all the forces and capabilities to unification of the Turkmen people, protection of its peaceful life;

- use all opportunities in order that turkmenistanets even more glorified glory of present and future generations;

- as belief and the truth to serve the Turkmen people.";

8) the chairman of the Central commission on elections and referenda in Turkmenistan, Chairmen of chambers Millie Gengesha of Turkmenistan together with the honourable elders representing five welayats of Turkmenistan and the city of Ashgabat hand to the head of state respectively the certificate of the President of Turkmenistan and the Distinctive mark of the President of Turkmenistan;

9) in honor of inauguration of Turkmenistan the National anthem of Turkmenistan is performed, and over the residence of the President of Turkmenistan the duplicate of the Standard of the President rises;

10) the President of Turkmenistan kneels down before National flag of Turkmenistan and kisses sacred banner of the Homeland.

As a sign of blessing in light way and on good deeds before the President of Turkmenistan the white koshma is spread, present it the Turkmen net, quiver with arrows and the Holy Koran. The president of Turkmenistan bows to shrines of enduring value;

11) the President of Turkmenistan makes the short address to citizens of Turkmenistan.

The president of Turkmenistan accepts resignation of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan.

5. In case of re-election of person as the President of Turkmenistan the Distinctive mark of the President of Turkmenistan is not handed to it, and the part of ceremony of procedure for inauguration of Turkmenistan provided by the paragraph the second Item 10 parts four of this Article is not carried out.

6. Upon termination of ceremony of inauguration of Turkmenistan (inauguration) the President of Turkmenistan passes through the hall and comes to the square where reviews the troops of Guard of honor.

7. The officer of Guard of honor reports to the head of state about readiness to truly serve the Homeland, the people and the President of Turkmenistan. Under sounds of solemn march and volleys of cannon salute, measuring out the pace, soldiers of Guard of honor pass before the President of Turkmenistan.

Article 5. Distinctions of the President of Turkmenistan

1. The president of Turkmenistan has the Standard of the President of Turkmenistan and the Distinctive mark of the President of Turkmenistan.

2. The description of the Standard of the President of Turkmenistan and the Distinctive mark of the President of Turkmenistan is determined by the laws of Turkmenistan.

Article 6. The restrictions connected with continuance in office of the President of Turkmenistan

The president of Turkmenistan cannot be the member or the deputy Millie Gengesha of Turkmenistan.

Article 7. Powers of the President of Turkmenistan

1. President of Turkmenistan:

1) puts into practice the Constitution and the laws of Turkmenistan;

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