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Honored Lawyer of Turkmenistan Comments on Parliamentary Reform

Murad Haitov, an honored lawyer of Turkmenistan, doctor of law and member of the parliamentary working group, commented to on the reform of the country's parliament.

He stressed that at the current moment there is an urgent need to distinguish between the legislative power of the Mejlis and the representative power of the Khalk Maslakhaty. The expert noted that popular representation is one of the main features of a modern parliamentary state.

Khaitov emphasized that traditions of direct participation of the people in making important state decisions have existed in Turkmenistan since ancient times in the form of community maslakhats and later in the form of structured bodies of power. The member of the parliamentary group noted that the new Khalk Maslakhaty would differ from the previous authority, which existed from 2003 to 2008.

The people's supreme representative body will approve proposals for constitutional amendments and additions, state programs for economic development, peace and security issues, and foreign and domestic policy directions.

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