Parliament of Turkmenistan to Become Bicameral

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Parliament of Turkmenistan to Become Bicameral
President of Turkmenistan: “The transition to a qualitatively new two chamber system will allow for representing the interests of all sectors of the Turkmen society and creating the conditions for supervision in law enforcement practice.”

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov proposed an initiative for the transition to a two chamber system and the unification of the Halk Maslahaty (People’s Council) and the Turkmen Parliament into a single system of representative and legislative bodies during his speech at a meeting of the Halk Maslahaty in Ashgabat on September 25.

“The transition to a qualitatively new two chamber system will allow for representing the interests of all sectors of the Turkmen society and creating the conditions for supervision in law enforcement practice,” the Head of State noted. “This will give an impetus to closer interaction of deputies with voters and strengthening control over the implementation of laws and national programs.”

The President then signed a decree on the creation of the Constitutional Commission to introduce relevant amendments and additions to the basic law of Turkmenistan.

The commission will present its proposals at the next meeting of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan, which will be held in 2020.