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The Assembly (Mejlis) is the legislative branch of Turkmenistan. It has 125 members[1], elected for a five-year term in single-seat constituencies.


Originally, it shared power (somehow) with the People's Council.

A 2003 law reduced the power of the Assembly and augmented that of the People's Council. The Assembly can now be legally dissolved by the People's Council, is led by the President, and is no longer able to amend the Constitution. [1]

The People's Council was abolished by a new constitution drafted by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow in 2008, making the Assembly/Mejlis the unicameral (but apparently still "rubberstamp") parliament again.

The current chairperson is Akja Nuberdiyeva from December 22, 2006. She succeeded Owezgeldi Atayew.


e • d  Summary of the 19 December 2004 Mejlis of Turkmenistan election results
Party Seats
Democratic Party of Turkmenistan 50
Total (turnout 76.9 %) 50

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