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THE CONSTITUTION OF TURKMENISTAN
(excerpts)

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Article 17.
Political diversity and multi-party system shall be recognized in Turkmenistan.
The state shall ensure the enabling environment for development of civil society. Public
associations shall be equal before the law.

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Article 19.
An ideology of political parties, religious organizations, public associations and other entities shall
not be binding for citizens.

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Article 44.
Citizens shall have the right to form political parties and other public associations operating within
the framework of the Constitution and laws.
The establishment and activity of political parties, and other public associations, aimed at bringing
violent change to the constitutional order, introducing violence in their activity, opposing the
constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens, advocating war, hatred on the basis of colour,
national or religious hatred, encroaching on the health and morality of the people, as well as the
political parties with ethnic or religious attributes shall be prohibited.

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