On January 21, 2023, a major political event of historical significance took place in the capital’s Congress Center of Turkmenistan. With the participation of representatives of the public of Turkmenistan, a meeting of the National Council (Milli Gengesh) of the country, the bicameral parliament of Turkmenistan - a representative and legislative body of state power, was held.

During the meeting, the participants discussed a variety of issues related to the socio-political, economic, cultural and spiritual spheres of life in Turkmenistan.

One of the important decisions taken during the meeting was the establishment of a representative body of the people’s power of the country - the Halk Maslakhaty of Turkmenistan. Halk in translation from Turkmen means people, and maslahat means meeting. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was elected as the Chairman of this structure. He was also awarded the title of National Leader for his valuable contribution to the development of modern Turkmenistan.

As a matter of fact, there was a reorganization of the bicameral Milli Gengesh into a unicameral Parliament, the legislative body - the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, with a simultaneous strengthening of the role of representative power in Turkmenistan.

 From now on, the participation of the people in the political life of the state is expanding. As for the powers of the Halk Maslakhaty, it will work on the consideration and approval of proposals on the adoption of constitutional laws, amendments and additions to them, and the exercise of other powers provided for by the legislation of Turkmenistan.