The first meeting of the Constitutional Commission for the development and analysis of proposals on amendments to the Constitution of Turkmenistan was held on October 4.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov announced the start of the first meeting of the Constitutional Commission after closing the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on Friday.
Turkmen Leader stated that the main goal of the meeting is to approve the work plan of the Constitutional Commission, discuss issues related to its activities to further improve the work of the country's legislative body.
During her speech at the meeting, The Chairperson of the Mejlis Gulshat Mammedova emphasized that the initiative to switch to a bicameral parliamentary system and create a Constitutional Commission to carry out work in this direction marks a new stage in political and legal reforms and poses new responsible tasks for the political and public structures of the country.
The main task of the commission is to prepare and introduce relevant amendments and additions to the basic law of Turkmenistan. In this regard, the Commission should clearly establish that the Mejlis consists of two chambers, precisely determine their rights, duties and powers, terms of office, ensure their creation and representation, the Head of State said.
Turkmen President then appointed the head of the Mejlis Mammedova as the Deputy Chairperson of the Constitutional Commission.
President of Turkmenistan 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.