Parliamentary law responds to those who object to holding the special session: You must resort to the Federal Court

Parliamentary law responds to those who object to holding the special session: You must resort to the Federal Court

2023-11-23 03:36

Parliamentary law responds to those who object to holding the special session - You must resort to the Federal CourtShafaq News/ Today, Thursday, the Parliamentary Legal Committee responded to the representatives objecting to the legality of holding the extraordinary session of the House of Representatives and approving the amendment to the High Electoral Commission Law, calling on those objecting to resort to the Federal Court to challenge it.

Committee member Omid Muhammad said in an interview with Shafaq News Agency, “There is no legal problem in holding the voting session on amending the High Electoral Commission law, and anyone who sees otherwise can file an appeal in the Federal Court regarding the legality of the session.”

He added, “The Parliamentary Legal Committee finds that the extraordinary sessions are determined after collecting 50 signatures from members of the House of Representatives to hold them, and thus there is no legal defect in holding the session and approving the law.”

The special session of Parliament had sparked parliamentary controversy, as parliamentarians, including Representative Amer Abdel-Jabbar, who held a press conference yesterday, Wednesday, considered it illegal to hold the first session after the dismissal of Speaker of the House of Representatives, Muhammad al-Halbousi, and that it should be devoted to choosing an alternative to him and not to approving a proposed amendment law. Election Commission.

In its extraordinary session held yesterday, the House of Representatives voted on a proposed law amending the law of the Independent High Electoral Commission, while it failed to elect a new president to replace the deposed President Muhammad al-Halbousi.

Yesterday, a source from within the coordination framework revealed the existence of a division within the framework that represents the ruling Shiite forces in the country over two Sunni MP candidates to succeed the deposed Speaker of the House of Representatives, Muhammad al-Halbousi.

The source, who requested not to be revealed, told Shafaq News Agency that the Sunni blocs have two candidates in their hands to succeed the Speaker of the House of Representatives in his position, one of whom is MP Salem Al-Issawi, who is the candidate of the “Taqaddum” Party headed by Muhammad Al-Halbousi, the Sovereignty Alliance led by Khamis Al-Khanjar, and the second candidate is Muthanna. Al-Samarrai, head of the “Al-Azm” coalition.

He explained that “the coordination framework did not agree on a specific candidate, and there is currently a division over the candidates,” adding that “the State of Law bloc supports Al-Issawi’s nomination, while the Al-Fatah Alliance supports Muthanna Al-Samarrai.”

In an official statement, the day before yesterday, Tuesday, the Alliance for Progress and Sovereignty authorized the heads of the coalition, Muhammad al-Halbousi and Khamis al-Khanjar, to choose the alternative name to fill the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives after it vacated.

The Presidency of the Iraqi Council of Representatives decided to officially terminate the membership of Council Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi, based on the decision of the Federal Supreme Court, as of November 14, 2023.

On Tuesday, November 14, the Federal Supreme Court, “the highest judicial authority in Iraq,” announced the termination of the membership of Parliament Speaker Muhammad Al-Halbousi, against the backdrop of a lawsuit filed against him by Representative Laith Al-Dulaimi, in which he accused him of forging his (Al-Dulaimi’s) resignation from membership in the House of Representatives. As a result, the Federal Court ruled to terminate their membership (Al-Halbousi and Al-Dulaimi).

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