The Mejlis (Parliament) of Turkmenistan of the fifth convocation convened for its first session in Ashgabat. The members of the Mejlis elected new leaders of the national parliament and defined their priority tasks. The first session was led by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
The parliamentary session was also attended by the Vice-Premiers of Turkmenistan, heads of ministries and departments, members of the Council of Elders, heads of regional and district administrations, representatives of political parties, public associations, the Central Election Commission of Turkmenistan, Turkmen ambassadors to foreign countries, heads of the diplomatic missions accredited in Ashgabat, representatives of local and foreign media.
The Central Commission for Elections and Referenda of Turkmenistan (CEC) has summed up the results of elections of deputies of the Mejlis of the fifth convocation. As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat, the CEC announced that out of 283 candidates 125 were elected as deputies of the Mejlis (Parliament) of Turkmenistan of the fifth convocation.
The pool of elected deputies accounts for 47 representatives of the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan, 14 representatives of the Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, 33 representatives of the Trade Unions, 16 representatives of the Women's Union, 8 representatives of the Magtumguly Youth Organization and 7 representatives of the groups of citizens of Turkmenistan.
The newly elected deputies of the national parliament include representatives of the public organizations, leading specialists from various branches of the national economy, education and science, culture and art, agricultural workers. It should also be noted that the newly elected deputies belong to different nationalities, including Russian, Kazakh and Uzbek nationalities.
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In accordance with the Decree of the President of Turkmenistan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to the Republic of Azerbaijan (Baku) Toily Komekov is also appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Georgia.