LOCAL POWER

Article 76: Local power consists of representative and legislative organs that operate within exceeding their powers. They ensure execution of the Constitution, laws, and acts of Parliament and the President.

Article 77: Managed by a chair, parliaments of people's deputies are organs of local representative power in regions, cities, and districts. Deputies of local parliaments are elected for five year terms. A parliament of people's deputies approves the local budget and the report of its implementation, determines paths of local socio-economic development, determines local taxes and payments in accordance with the law, determines means of management and possession of communal property, and exercises other powers determined by the Constitution and laws.

Article 78: Local executive power is exercised by representatives of the President: chairs of regions, cities, and districts. Local representative and executive organs of corresponding administrative territorial units are headed by the chair. The chairs of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, regions, the city of Dushanbe, cities, and districts are appointed and dismissed by the President, having presented her or his candidates for approval by the corresponding parliament of people's deputies. The chair is responsible before higher executive organs and the corresponding parliament of people's deputies. The council (jamoat) is the self-government organ of towns and villages. The formation, powers, and operations of organs of local power are regulated by constitutional law.

Article 79: Representative organs and their chairs, without exceeding their powers, adopt legal acts, compliance with which is obligatory over the corresponding territory. In the event that acts of representative organs and chairs are contrary to the Constitution and laws, they are repealed by higher organs and courts.

Article 80: In the event that a parliament of people's deputies of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, a region, the city of Dushanbe, a city, or a district systematically fails to comply with the Constitution and laws, Parliament has the right to disband that local parliament and schedule new elections.