Parliament members gave progress report on amending the Constitution to the President

The state information agency TDH reports that on 4 December President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov held a session of the Constitution Commission.

The commission was set up in September 2019 after the decision had been made at the second session of the Khalk Maslakhaty to unite it with the Mejlis into a two-chamber Parliament.

During the session, the President was briefed by Parliament members, members of the government, heads of the provinces who gave progress report on amending the Constitution. According to them, the initiative to reform the Parliament put forward by the President has been widely supported across the nation. The commission is currently reviewing the proposals made by experts in various areas and the world’s best practices on transition to a two-chamber Parliament.

The President was informed that in the course of various events and meetings at the enterprises, special groups reach out to the residents with awareness raising initiative trying to explain the purpose of this reform. It should be highlighted that correspondents of Chronicles of Turkmenistan did not come across the aforementioned awareness-raising campaign.

The head of state had explained the rationale of the Parliamentary reform and said that it will allow the national Parliament to better represent the interests of all groups of the Turkmen society, adopt more high quality laws, create conditions to improve communication between Parliament members and voters, as well as enable to more efficiently control the execution of laws and the implementation of the national programs.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan