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The Iraqi parliament has failed to convene an extraordinary session on Saturday to discuss the issue of the recent legislative elections and take an official position.
The chairman of the council, Salim al-Jubouri, said in a statement that the number of attendees reached 149 deputies and came the request for an extraordinary session of the sense of responsibility by the members of the Council to correct the course.
However, saying that the lack of quorum will not prevent the Council to take formal legal means to evaluate the electoral process and hope to continue efforts.
Al-Jabouri expressed thanks to the MPs who attended today, noting that "there is a statement of the violations that took place in the election results."
The meeting was postponed until next Monday, according to a parliamentary source for the twilight News.
The outgoing Iraqi parliament failed to hold an emergency session Thursday afternoon to discuss accusations of fraud in the May 12 parliamentary elections in a bid to vote on the cancellation of the results.
The meeting was a continuation of last Saturday's session, which the parliament failed to hold due to the presence of only 105 members, while the meeting requires the attendance of the simple majority (half plus one), or 165 deputies out of 328.
Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri was forced to turn the session into a consultation, and later issued a statement calling on the IHEC to investigate electoral complaints.
The attempts to hold the meeting after the submission of 85 deputies more than 10 days ago request to hold the meeting to discuss what they said was fraud accompanied the polling, in preparation for a vote to cancel the election results.
The alliance of "Saron", supported by the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr, ranked first with 54 seats out of 329, followed by the alliance, "Al-Fath", composed of political arms of the factions of "popular mobilization" led by Hadi al-Ameri with 47 seats, "Led by Prime Minister Haider Abadi, with 42 seats.
The announcement came amid widespread debate in the country over alleged "fraud" operations.