Parliament discusses completion of the election law and its constituencies and ends reading three laws {extended}

Parliament discusses completion of the election law and its constituencies and ends reading three laws {extended}

09/05/2020 17:06:51

Parliament discusses completion of the election law and its constituencies and ends reading three laws(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The House of Representatives discussed in its first session of the fourth parliamentary session of the third legislative year of the first legislative term, which was held under the chairmanship of Muhammad al-Halbousi, Speaker of the Council, today, Saturday, in the presence of 210 deputies, The report of the Legal Committee on the multiple constituencies of the House of Representatives election law, which ended the reading and discussion of three laws.
At the beginning of the session, according to the statement of the Council’s media department, MP Riyadh Al-Masoudi read a statement on the occasion of the commemoration of the tenth of Muharram Al-Haram with the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) in the painful incident of Taf, calling for inspiration for the lessons and values ​​for which Imam Hussein and his companions sacrificed to be a beacon For the march of life, in particular in achieving the required reform.

The President of the Council expressed his regret over the health situation of the outbreak of the Corona epidemic in Iraq and the world, calling on the Council to read Surat Al-Fatiha as a mercy for the citizens who died as a result of infection with the Corona virus, including the late Representative Dr. Ghaida Kampash.

In turn, the Higher Education and Scientific Research Committee read a statement commemorating the death of Representative Ghaida Kampash, Chairman of the Higher Education Committee, recalling her active and distinguished role in performing her duties with her fellow deputies, calling on the government to make more efforts to provide the appropriate environment to treat people with the Corona epidemic.

Al-Halbousi announced the approval of the Presidency of the Council to the request made by the Representative Muhammad Sahib Al-Darraji to direct an oral question according to the constitution to the Ministers of Finance and Planning to answer the failure to reach the reforms stipulated in the local and foreign lending law, directing the General Secretariat of the Council of Representatives to address the Council of Ministers to inform the two ministers of the need to come to Parliament session to answer the question directed to them.

In another matter, the Legal Committee presented its report on the multiple constituencies of the Iraqi Council of Representatives election law, explaining that it had held multiple meetings and hearings with the Independent High Electoral Commission and the government and with United Nations representatives, specialized international organizations, civil society organizations, and heads of political blocs regarding the mechanism for dividing the multiple constituencies.

The Parliamentary Committee indicated that it addressed the political blocs to clarify its vision about the mechanism for distributing electoral districts, indicating that the answer was received only from the Sairun Parliamentary Bloc, proposing intensified efforts by the political blocs to reach the mechanism for distributing electoral districts in all governorates in order to complete the organization of the schedule of the supplement As stipulated in Article 15 / VI.

Representatives’ interventions emphasized the need for political blocs to resolve their positions by presenting their vision and then agreeing on a unified standard that would be applicable to complete the electoral districts ’schedule in terms of their number and the mechanism for their distribution, while the call was to grant specificities to some regions without prejudice to the agreed standard, in addition to setting a deadline. To hold the next elections, and to ask the government to provide an appropriate environment for the normal conduct of elections in all governorates in order to facilitate the voting process and increase voter participation.

For his part, Al-Halbousi noted that the House of Representatives voted on the law in the form of multiple departments after taking the opinion of the political forces, pointing out that the parliament was not authorized to amend the law until after voting on it was completed and then published in the official gazette, calling on everyone to assume their responsibilities and intensify the political blocs for their meetings to begin with From tomorrow, in the presence of the Presidency of the Council, the Chairman and the Deputy of the Legal Committee, to complete the law and present the results as soon as possible to proceed with the holding of early elections.

The Council ended the first reading of the draft law amending the Federal Supreme Court Law No. (30) of 2005 submitted by the Legal Committee for the issuance of the Federal Supreme Court’s decision regarding the unconstitutionality of Article (3) of the Federal Supreme Court Law No. (30) of 2005 in order to address the deficiency in the formation of the court. The Federal Reserve as a result of the retirement of some of its members and the designation of the reserve members of the court.

The Council completed the first reading of the draft law of the Council of Ministers and Ministries submitted by the Legal Committee in order to take into account the change in the constitutional and administrative system of the state and to regulate the powers of the Council of Ministers in a manner consistent with the provisions of the constitution and to establish a unified legal framework to regulate the work of ministries and entities not associated with a ministry and to define conditions for appointment in special ranks.

In the same regard, the Council completed during the session, part of which was chaired by Bashir Haddad, Deputy Chairman of the Council, reading a report and discussing the first amendment law to the Public Prosecution Law No. (49) of 2017 submitted by the Legal Committee.

For his part, the representative of the government in the House of Representatives demanded to be patient in conducting the amendment of the law until the government’s opinion is stated, especially after it has taken on board the opinion of the Supreme Judicial Council.

The Council requested reading the report and discussion of the proposed law on equivalence of degrees and academic degrees submitted by the legal, higher education and scientific research committees to the next sessions.

Regarding public discussions related to citizens’ needs, a number of MPs expressed their support for the government’s measures to impose the rule of law without its security operations becoming harassment of the movement of people in the streets, and the demand for clarification of the study mechanism for the next academic year, setting the dates for the second round exams for the ending classes, and calling for the President The government to abide by its promises to improve the health situation in Iraq with the outbreak of the Corona pandemic and the return of those whose contracts have been avoided by the members of the Popular Mobilization Forces, as well as praising the government’s decision to fight corruption and its demand for financial reform by developing strategic plans in various fields to supplement the state budget with revenues, and the commitment to pay the salaries of employees, especially employees The departments of passports and nationality in the Kurdistan region, activating the Federal Service Council to ensure the fair distribution of job grades among the beneficiaries, and calling for the development of oil projects located within the North Oil Company and building a refinery in the Kirkuk governorate and treating abuses therein, as well asDemand that attention be given in Basra Governorate in the sectors of environment, health and border crossings.

For his part, Bashir Haddad stressed the need to intensify parliamentary efforts to proceed with the completion of the enactment of laws, especially the projects and proposals that the parliamentary committees initiated in the stages of their legislation, in addition to directing the General Secretariat of the Council to inventory the official correspondences by the ladies and gentlemen of representatives and committees and sent to state institutions to indicate knowledge of their answers or not To take the right of the lagging departments and ministries.

After that, it was decided to adjourn the session to next Monday 7/9/2020