Milli Gengesh (National Council) of Turkmenistan

Turkmen: Türkmenistanyň Milli Geňeşi
Russian: Милли Генгеш Туркменистана
Coat of arms or logo
HousesUpper: Halk Maslahaty (People's Council)
Lower: Mejlis (Assembly)
Founded24 October 2020 (creating)
1 January 2021 (start of work)
Preceded byUnicameral Mejlis (Assembly) of Turkmenistan in 1991-2020
Chairman of the People's Council
Gurbanguli Berdimuhamedov (Independent),
since 30 November 2007
Chairman of the Assembly
Gyulshat Mammedova (DPT),
since 30 March 2018
SeatsTotal 181 members

56 senators in the People's Council

125 deputies in the Assembly
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  Independents (48)

  Appointed by the President (8)

  Democratic Party (3)
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Assembly (Mejlis) political groups
Government coalition (77)

Pro-Government (48)

Opposition (0)
48 are elected by secret ballot by the members of the regional branches of the Halk Maslahaty, the remaining 8 are appointed by the President.
Plurality voting
28 March 2021
Assembly (Mejlis) last election
25 March 2018
March 2026
Assembly (Mejlis) next election
March 2023
Meeting place
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People's Council Building
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Assembly Building
People's Council

The National Council of Turkmenistan (Turkmen: Milli Geňeş) is Turkmenistan's bicameral national legislative body or parliament. The upper chamber is the People's Council (Turkmen: Halk Maslahaty) and the lower chamber is the Assembly (Turkmen: Mejlis). The National Council was created in March 2021 following election of members to the upper chamber, which in turn followed a constitutional amendment in late 2020.[1][2][3][4][5]

See also


  1. ^ "President For Life? Turkmen Leader Signs Mysterious Constitutional Changes Into Law". RFE/RL. September 25, 2020.
  2. ^ "Turkmen Voters Given Two Hours To Cast Ballots In Senate Election". RFE/RL. March 28, 2021.
  3. ^ "Туркменистан впервые в истории избрал верхнюю палату парламента" (in Russian). Deutsche Welle. March 28, 2021.
  4. ^ "Центризбирком: выборы членов Халк Маслахаты Милли Генгеша признаны состоявшимися" (in Russian). «Туркменистан: золотой век». March 28, 2021.
  5. ^ "Заседание Правительства: итоги выборов в верхнюю палату парламента, создание благотворительного фонда, поручения вице-премьерам" (in Russian). «Туркменистан: золотой век». March 29, 2021.