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Assembly of Turkmenistan

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Founded 1992
Gülşat Mämmedowa, TDP
since 30 March 2018
First Deputy Speaker
Kasymguly Babaev, TDP
since 30 March 2018
Second Deputy Speaker
Arslan Gurbanmämmedow, TDP
since 22 December 2006
Seats 125
  Agrarian Party: 11 seats
  Independents: 48 seats
Last election
March 25, 2018
Meeting place
Independence Day Parade - Flickr - Kerri-Jo (160).jpg
Ruhyýet Palace
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
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The Assembly (Mejilis) is the legislative branch of Turkmenistan. It has 125 members,[1] elected for five-year terms in single-seat constituencies.


The Mejlis on the 50 manat

Originally, it shared power with the People's Council.

A 2003 law reduced the power of the Assembly and augmented that of the People's Council. This meant that until 2008 the Assembly could be legally dissolved by the People's Council, was led by the President, and no longer able to amend the Constitution.[2]

The People's Council was abolished by a new constitution drafted by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow in 2008, making the Assembly/Mejlis the unicameral parliament again.

The current chairman is Gülşat Mämmedowa from March 30, 2018. She succeeded Akja Nuberdiyeva.

Powers and duties

The Constitution of Turkmenistan stipulates that the assembly shall:[3]

  • Enacts laws, makes amendments and additions to the Constitution and laws, monitors their performance and their interpretation.
  • Considers for approval the programme activities of the Cabinet of Ministers;
  • Examines questions related to approval of the state budget of Turkmenistan and reports on its implementation.
  • Considers the basic directions and programmes of political, economic and social development of the country.
  • Determines whether to hold national referendums.
  • Declare the election of the President of Turkmenistan, deputies of the Mejlis, members of the velayat, district, municipal representative bodies and the Gengeshes.
  • Considers the recommendations of the President of Turkmenistan on the issues related to the appointment and dismissal of the Chairman of the Supreme Court, the Prosecutor General, the minister for Internal Affairs, the minister for Justice.
  • Establishes state awards, awards state decorations to the President of Turkmenistan, assigns him the military ranks and distinctions.
  • Determines conformity to or divergence from the Constitution and the normative-legal Acts by the state authorities and government.
  • Ratifies and denounces international treaties.
  • Considers questions related to change of state borders and administrative and territorial division of Turkmenistan.
  • Examines the issues related to peace and security.
  • Decides other questions in the competence of the Mejlis under the Constitution and laws.

List of Chairmen

  • Sakhat Muradow - (November 18, 1990 – May 7, 2001)
  • Raşit Meredow - (May 7, 2001 – July 7, 2001)
  • Redzhepbay Arayow - (July 7, 2001 – March 13, 2002)
  • Tagandurdy Hallyýew - (March 13, 2002 – November 12, 2002)
  • Öwezgeldi Ataýew - (November 12, 2002 – December 22, 2006)
  • Akja Nurberdiýewa - (December 22, 2006 – March 30, 2018)
  • Gülşat Mämmedowa - (March 30, 2018 – present)

See also


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Central Asia :: Turkmenistan — The World Factbook - Central Intelligence Agency". Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  3. ^ Article 63 of the Constitution of Turkmenistan

Coordinates: 37°55′51″N 58°22′46″E / 37.93083°N 58.37944°E / 37.93083; 58.37944

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