The nomination of candidates for deputies in the elections to the Mejlis (parliament) of Turkmenistan, which will be held on March 26, continues.
At meetings of the committees for nominating candidates from the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan, the Agrarian Party, the Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of the country, as well as groups of citizens, discussions are underway on the most worthy candidates who will be entrusted with representing the interests of the people in parliament.
Among the contenders for seats in parliament are workers from various sectors of the economy, education, healthcare, social security, culture, and science.
In January of this year, Turkmenistan returned to the unicameral parliament - the Mejlis, which exercises legislative power in the country. The Parliament consists of 125 deputies, who are elected for a term of five years in constituencies with an approximately equal number of voters. A citizen of Turkmenistan who has reached the age of 25 and has been permanently residing in Turkmenistan for the previous ten years may be elected as a deputy of the Mejlis. On March 26, along with the elections of deputies of the Mejlis, the country will also hold elections for members of local representative bodies of power.