Turkmenistan

Assembly

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

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
Mejlis (Assembly)
Chamber name
Mejlis (Assembly)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 2017
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Eurasia Group

Speaker

Official title
Chairwoman of the Assembly
Speaker
Dunyagozel Akmuhammedovna Gulmanova (Female)
Date of birth: 14 Jan 1989
Term
06 Apr 2023
Additional information

Elected on 6 April 2023.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Head of the General Department of the Mejlis
Secretary General
Gulnara Girdiyevna Artykova (Female)
Term
No information available

Members

Statutory number of members
125
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
125
Current number of members
125
Men
93
Women
32
Percentage of women
25.6%
Population (in thousands)
6,342
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
35,039

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
40.8
(2023-04)
Youngest member
Tirkishmyrat Amanmuhammedovich Yomudov (Male)
Youngest member (years)
27
Oldest member
Baily Toylyevich Seyilov (Male)
Oldest member (years)
64
Number of members, by age (2023-04)
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Male 0 15 36 13 11 16 2 0 0 0 93
Female 0 2 15 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 31
Totals per age interval 0 17 51 15 17 22 2 0 0 0 124
Total <= 45: 83 Total >= 46: 41
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
13.7% 12.1% 1.6%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
54.8% 41% 13.7%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
66.9% 52% 15.3%
Members for whom age data is not available
1
(2023-04)

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
No
Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
No information available
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No