[size=36]Sources: Presidency of the parliament ignored parliamentary demands to take action against absent deputies[/size]
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revealed parliamentary sources, on Saturday, ignored the presidency of parliament calls for parliamentary action against absent deputies.
The sources confirmed, "the existence of demands by some deputies to take action against the deputies who are absent," stressing that "the presidency of the parliament ignored these requests and justified their absence not to take the oath."
The sources pointed out that "all sessions of parliament during its first legislative year saw absences for deputies," noting that "some of the winning deputies did not attend nor one session, and no action was taken against them, despite the existence of controls to allow the presidency of the parliament to exclude any deputy exceeding the ceiling Specified for absences. "
Parliament Speaker Mohammad al-Halbousi said that the candidate can be dealt with as a deputy only after being sworn in, according to interpretations of the Federal Court, stressing, in a televised interview, that "this file needs to be constitutional amendment, or address it through the election law."
The Speaker of the House of Representatives said that the absence of members of parliament to the sessions because of the political positions of their blocs can not be counted as absence, stressing that the Presidency of the Parliament will not take any action against the deputy absent because of a political position.