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Constitutional Commission discussed future reforms

At the meeting of the Constitutional The Constitutional Commission, headed by the President of Turkmenistan, reviewed the organizational structure and powers of the new bicameral parliament.

According to the preliminary draft, the new The new body, the National Council, will consist of the Mejlis (the legislative chamber) and Khalk Maslakhaty (representative chamber) of 56 people. Based on international practice, if the President is unable to perform his duties, he will be The President will be replaced by the Chairman of the representative chamber. Appointments to such positions as, such as the prosecutor general, the chairman of the Supreme Court, and the ministers of interior and justice will be made by the President with the approval of the representative chamber.

The draft Constitution provides for the powers of the Mejlis and the Khalk Maslakhaty. In particular, the representative chamber would have the right to adopt or block laws proposed by the Mejlis. Also, the Khalk Maslakhaty will decide whether or not to implement nationwide referendums, questions of changes in the State Border, and so on. and so on. The Mejlis will deal with lawmaking processes and control over their The Mejlis will be in charge of lawmaking processes, oversight of their implementation, issues of approving the State Budget, coordination of programs of the of the Cabinet of Ministers and development projects of the country in all spheres. Also in the field of influence The Mejlis will appoint elections of the President, deputies of the Legislative Chamber, members of the Khalk Maslakhaty, etc.

The Turkmen people will be able to familiarize themselves with the draft constitutional reforms from media publications in February. The final version of the law will be offered at the Commission meeting in July.


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