According to the Constitution of Turkmenistan the carrier of the sovereignty and the unique source of the government of Turkmenistan are the people. The people of Turkmenistan carry out the power directly or through representative bodies.
For the solution of the major questions of the state and public life can be held national and local referenda. Questions of cancellation of the act adopted by a referendum, are solved only on a national referendum.
The right of purpose of a national referendum belongs Hulk Maslakhata according to the offer not less than one quarter of the established number of his members, or according to the offer not less than 250 thousand citizens possessing the suffrage. The right of purpose of local referenda belongs to Gengesh on the initiative or according to the offer not less than one quarter of the voters living in the respective territory. Questions of carrying out a referendum in Turkmenistan are shined in the law of Turkmenistan «About a referendum» .
The right of a legislative initiative belongs to the Chairman Hulk Maslakhata Turkmenistana, to the President of Turkmenistan, deputies of Majlis, халк векиллери, to the Cabinet, Supreme казыету.
The Majlis adopts laws, resolutions and other acts. They are accepted at sessions of Majlis either opened, or inundated, or ballot. Laws, resolutions and other acts are accepted by a simple majority of votes from the established number of deputies of Majlis. The voting procedure is established by Majlis Regulations. The acts adopted by Majlis have a binding force in all territory of Turkmenistan. Committees of Majlis will organise work according to the plans, instructions and recommendations of Majlis, the Chairman of Majlis, the vice-chairman of Majlis.
Development of draughts of laws of Turkmenistan and acts of Majlis is carried out by committees according to the plan of zakonoproyektny works, on the basis of draughts of the laws introduced by the Chairman Hulk Maslakhata Turkmenistana, the President of Turkmenistan, the Cabinet, and also on the instructions of the Chairman of Majlis, the vice-chairman of Majlis. Draughts of laws of Turkmenistan and Majlis acts, as a rule, after their preliminary discussion in committees are submitted for consideration Majlis sessions. Results of preliminary consideration and discussion in committees of bills and other acts, the offers stated on them and remarks are transferred to Majlis in the form of the conclusions of committees.
The order of preparation, adoption of laws of Turkmenistan and Majlis acts, participation in it committees are defined by the Law «About Majlis of Turkmenistan» and Majlis Regulations.
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