Turkmenistan

AssemblyPeople’s Council

People’s Council

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
28.03.2021
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.03.2026
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
48
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Turkmenistan gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. A unicameral 50-member Mejlis (Assembly) was elected in 1994 and replaced the 175-member Supreme Soviet. The statutory number of the Assembly increased to 125 in accordance with the 2008 constitutional amendments.

In January 2020, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov proposed a bicameral parliament, the National Council of Turkmenistan. It would consist of the existing Assembly and the Halk Maslahaty (the People’s Council), which would become the upper chamber. In September, the Assembly approved constitutional amendments. They stipulated that the first indirect elections to the Halk Maslahaty would be held on 28 March 2021 (the last Sunday of March).

In March 2021, 13 women were elected while one was appointed in April – a total of 14 women out of the 56 members. No former President is currently sitting in the People’s Council. On 14 April, the People’s Council held its first session and elected President Berdimuhamedov as its Chairman.
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
35
Number of women elected
13
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
27.08%
Sources
Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan to the United Nations Office at Geneva (26.04.2021)
https://tdh.gov.tm/en
Women Indirectly Elected
13
Women Appointed
1

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
42
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
14
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
14.04.2021
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov (Male)
Date of election
14.04.2021