Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, August 22 /Trend H.Hasanov/
The discussions were held at the next meeting of the Central Election Commission of Turkmenistan (CEC) on the preparation for the upcoming elections of the Mejlis (parliament) deputies. The elections are scheduled for December 15 2013, CEC reports.
According to the information, this political event will be held based on the resolution of the Mejlis "On elections of the deputies of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan of the fifth convocation".
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov speaking at the VII Congress of the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan underscored "the importance of further improvement of democratic transformation in the country, which is the aim of improving electoral system, holding elections of representative bodies on a competitive basis, the formation of civil society."
The term of office of Turkmen MPs is five years. The current senior composition was elected in December 2008.
According to Turkmenistan's constitution, the parliament adopts laws, makes changes and additions to the fundamental law; approves state budget, solves the issues related to carrying out the national referendums, appoints elections of President, deputies of the Majlis, the members of the representative bodies.
The parliament also considers issues about appointment or release from a position of the Supreme Court Chairman, general prosecutor, Interior Minister, Minister of Justice on President's proposal; ratifies and denounces international agreements, addresses the issues of changing of state borders and the administrative-territorial division of the country.
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