The Federal Court receives a lawsuit to invalidate the nomination of Shaalan Al-Karim to head the Iraqi Parliament

The Federal Court receives a lawsuit to invalidate the nomination of Shaalan Al-Karim to head the Iraqi Parliament

2024-01-14 04:43

The Federal Court receives a lawsuit to invalidate the nomination of Shaalan Al-Karim to head the Iraqi ParliamentShafaq News/ On Sunday, the Federal Supreme Court (the highest judicial authority in Iraq) received a lawsuit invalidating Shaalan al-Karim’s nomination for presidency of the Iraqi Council of Representatives.

The lawsuit was filed by Representative Yousef Al-Kalabi and Representative Faleh Al-Khazali.

The lawsuit included a request to issue a state order to stop the election session until the lawsuit is resolved.

The first round of voting for the new Speaker of the House of Representatives ended yesterday, Saturday, with Al-Halbousi’s candidate, Shaalan Al-Karim, leading with 152 votes, and MP Salem Al-Issawi, the Sovereignty Alliance’s candidate, came behind him with 97 votes.

Later, the Iraqi Council of Representatives adjourned the session to elect a replacement for Muhammad al-Halbousi, Speaker of Parliament, whose membership was canceled by order of the Federal Court, after a quarrel between the representatives.

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