The first meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh was held in the capital of Turkmenistan. The first session of the renewed parliament was preceded by Opening ceremony of the Khalk Maslakhaty building. The head of state cut a symbolic ribbon in a festive atmosphere and toured the government office.
Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, in his speech at the meeting, emphasized the historical significance of of the fall 2021 national conventionDuring which amendments to the Constitution were approved. The initiatives put forward to improve parliamentary activity and establish a new legislative structure were unanimously supported by the Turkmen nation and Majlis. An important milestone in the social and political life of Turkmenistan was holding the election of members of the Khalk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh on March 28, 2021.
After approval of the agenda, the speech was passed to the Head of the Central Election Commission. Head of the Central Election Commission G. Myradov reminded that according to the results of the elections held on March 28, 2021 48 deputies were elected (8 from each velayat and the capital). At the same time, 271T deputies were women. Also, in accordance with Article 78 of the Constitution and the Presidential Decree 8 deputies were appointed to the Khalk Maslakhaty.
Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov was unanimously elected head of the Khalk Maslakhaty. Kasymguly Babayev was elected deputy chairman of the Khalk Maslakhaty chamber.
The head of state thanked those present for the election and emphasized that he accepted it as a sign of the highest respect and responsibility to the Turkmen nation. The President of Turkmenistan assured that the full-scale work of both chambers and the parliament as a whole would be fully supported.
Also, the members of the Khalk Maslakhaty approved the creation of five committees:
- to protect human rights and freedoms;
- on economics, finance, and social policy;
- on science, education, the digital system, sports, and culture;
- on regional development, environmental protection, and agro-industrial policy;
- on international issues.
The heads of these five committees were also selected.
The President of Turkmenistan emphasized that the determining direction of the bicameral parliament would be the implementation of the main vectors of modernization of the social and economic sectors of the state. The deputies are called to hold regular meetings with archinas, members of the gengesh and local staff in order to improve the legislative framework.
Source and photo: turkmenistan.gov.tm