Turkmenistan

AssemblyPeople’s Council

People’s Council

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Milli Gengesh (National Council)
Chamber name
Halk Maslahaty (People’s Council)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 2017
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
Eurasia Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Chairman of the People’s Council
Speaker
Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov (Male)
Year of birth
1957
Term
14.04.2021
Additional information
Elected on 14 Apr. 2021.

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Indirectly elected members Indirectly elected, for example by regional parliaments or an electoral college.
48
Appointed members Appointed, for example, by the Head of State.
8
Note on the statutory number of members
- Indirectly elected members: Eight representatives from each of the country’s five regions and Ashgabat (the capital city) elected by the regional halk maslahaty.
- Appointed members: Eight members appointed by the President.
- Other: Former presidents of Turkmenistan are ex officio members of the People’s Council unless they decline to exercise this right.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
56
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
42
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
14
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
25% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
181 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
5,565
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
30,746 See historical data for this field.

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.