Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections


Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal


Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
Votes Number of people who actually voted
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote


About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The ruling Democratic Party of Turkmenistan (DPT) won a majority in the 125-member Assembly. It took 65 seats, up from 55 at the previous elections held in 2018. During election campaigning, many candidates reportedly focused on matters that concern the youth, such as higher education, job opportunities and housing.

On 6 April, the newly elected Assembly held its first session and elected Ms. Dunyagozel Akmuhammedovna Gulmanova as its new Chairwoman. She is the former Deputy Chairperson of the now-defunct upper chamber of parliament (see note). At 34, she is the youngest person in Turkmenistan to assume the post.


Between March 2021 and January 2023, Turkmenistan had a bicameral parliament, Milli Gengesh (National Council), comprising a 125-member Mejlis (Assembly) and a 56-member Halk Maslahaty (People’s Council)*, headed by the then President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. The President’s son, Mr. Serdar Berdimuhamedov, was elected at the early presidential elections held in March 2022. Former President Berdimuhamedov remained the Chairman of the People’s Council.

On 21 January 2023, the Joint Session of the Chambers of the Parliament adopted the Constitutional Law of Turkmenistan, transforming the parliament from bicameral to unicameral again. The Halk Maslahaty has become the highest representative body with broad powers, representing the interests of the people of Turkmenistan. Former President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was appointed as the Chairman of the new Halk Maslahaty.

*The Halk Maslahaty formed in 2021 comprised eight members appointed by the President and 48 indirectly elected members: eight representatives from each of the country’s five regions and Ashgabat (the capital city) who themselves were elected by the regional halk maslahaty.
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Democratic Party of Turkmenistan (DPT) 65
Groups of citizens of Turkmenistan 28
Agrarian Party 24
Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs 8
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
Number of women elected
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
Women Directly Elected

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Dunyagozel Akmuhammedovna Gulmanova (Female)
Date of election