Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the Chairman of Halk Maslakhaty chamber of the Turkmenistan’s bicameral parliament Milli Gengesh, and Chairman of the Mejlis chamber of Milli Gengesh Gulshat Mammedova during the joint meeting in the Congress Center on Wednesday signed a Resolution to develop and consolidate proposals for amendments and additions to the Basic Law - the Constitution of Turkmenistan - in the context of the creation of the Halk Maslakhaty of Turkmenistan.
The Resolution signed during meeting chaired by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will address the President of Turkmenistan with a proposal to abolish the Halk Maslakhaty chamber of Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan and reorganize the representative body exercising legislative power into the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, consisting of one chamber.
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stated that the newly created Halk Maslakhaty of Turkmenistan will include the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty, the President of Turkmenistan, the Chairman of the Mejlis, the Chairman of the Supreme Court, the Secretary of the State Security Council, deputies of the Mejlis, members of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Commissioner for Human Rights - the Ombudsman, The Prosecutor General, the Minister of Justice, the governors of provinces, districts and cities, the chairmen of the Halk Maslakhaty of provinces, districts and cities, the supervisors of towns and settlements which are the administrative centers of provinces, the leaders of political parties, trade unions and other public associations, representatives of society, including elders proposed by Halk Maslakhaty of provinces and of Ashgabat.
The powers of the Halk Maslakhaty of Turkmenistan may include:
1) consideration and approval of proposals for the adoption of the Constitution of the country and constitutional laws, and amendments and additions thereto;
2) considering and approving the main directions of domestic and foreign policy of the State, as well as the programs of political, economic, social and cultural development of the country;
3) to hear the annual messages of the President of Turkmenistan;
4) considering issues of peace and security;
5) exercising other powers stipulated by laws of Turkmenistan.
The Halk Maslakhaty Chairman pointed out that the organizational and technical support of the activities of the Halk Maslakhaty of Turkmenistan, its officials and members will be carried out by the Halk Maslakhaty Apparatus. The President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov signed a decree on Wednesday on holding a joint meeting of the Milli Mejlis of Turkmenistan with the participation of public representatives on January 21, 2023 in the city of Ashgabat, at the Palace of Maslakhat.