An Expert Comments On The Resignations Of The Sadrist Bloc’s Representatives .. “An Illegal Procedure”

An Expert Comments On The Resignations Of The Sadrist Bloc’s Representatives .. “An Illegal Procedure”

06/13/2022 | 4:31 PM

An Expert Comments On The Resignations Of The Sadrist Blocs Representatives .. An Illegal ProcedureInformation / special

Legal expert Raqiah Abdul-Jabbar Al-Khazali clarified, on Monday, the legal and constitutional frameworks for submitting the resignations of the Sadrist bloc deputies.

Al-Khazali said in an interview with the “Information” agency, that “the approval of the resignations of the Sadrist bloc’s deputies is an illegal procedure based on the text of Article 1 first and third of Law No. 49 of 2007.”

She added, “This article was summarized in its first and second paragraphs, after it specified the conditions for the termination of the membership of the representative of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, and indicated that one of these reasons is the resignation,” adding that “the article specified two conditions in order for it to be valid and legally enforceable.”

The legal expert explained that “the first condition is that a year has passed since the membership of the Iraqi parliament, and this condition was not fulfilled in the Sadrist movement’s deputies because it did not take a few months for the parliament to convene and take the oath.”

She pointed out that “the second condition is presenting the issue of resignation to the members of the Iraqi Council of Representatives and approving them by an absolute majority, which is equal to half of the members of the House of Representatives plus one, and in the event of their approval, it is considered valid and effective.”

Al-Khazali continued, “Even if the second condition was met and these resignations were presented to the vote and obtained the majority, the first condition was not fulfilled,” stressing that “the resignations and their approval, and from a legal point of view, is an incorrect and illegal procedure.”

Yesterday, Sunday, the head of the Sadrist Parliamentary bloc, Hassan al-Adari, submitted the bloc’s representatives’ resignations to Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi, after the leader of the Sadrist movement requested to resign from the new political process, and the failure of the majority project and the continuation of the political blockage crisis.

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