Baghdad / ... The head of the parliamentary virtue bloc MP Ammar Tohma, Saturday, that the explicit provisions of the Constitution and the decisions of the Federal Court peremptory prevents the continuation of the mandate of parliament for more than (365) days .
In a statement received by "Eye of Iraq News," Tohma said that "the parliament can not continue and extend its mandate beyond four calendar years (365) days for several reasons. First, Article 56 (I) of the Constitution stipulates that" The House of Representatives has four calendar years beginning with the first session and ending at the end of the fourth year, and since the first session of the current parliament was on 1/7/2014, the end of the fourth calendar year on 30/6/2018 represents the end of the term of the parliament for the current electoral cycle.
He pointed out that "article (56 / II) of the Constitution provided that" the election of the new Council of Representatives before forty-five days from the date of the end of the previous electoral cycle, which is explicit in determining the end of the mandate of the Council of Representatives, that is forty-five days from the date The election of the new House of Representatives, and since the election of the House of Representatives for the next (new) session was on 2018/5/12, the date of 2018/7/1 , the end of the current electoral cycle in accordance with this constitutional provision.
"The decision of the Federal Court on 2018/1/21, which described the text of Article (56 / I) as a ruling text in determining the beginning and end of the electoral cycle of the House of Representatives and the end of his mandate by the end of the fourth calendar year (365 days) Is the duration of the mandate of the electoral cycle to exercise the functions provided for in the Constitution, and every action taken by the House of Representatives outside these four calendar years to be supported by the Constitution and its results is null, because the voter authorized limited authorization of representatives in terms of duration and ends this authorization to end the mandate allocated in the Constitution, Calendars (365) Days, and added the same decision of the Federal Court mentioned above that no one can skip this period, because skipping them means exceeding the will of the people, which proved this article in the Constitution.
He continued, "The decision of the Federal Court on 14/3/2010, which stipulates that the determination of the duration of the electoral cycle of the House of Representatives is linked to the calendar year which is (365) days, and applied that decision on the session of the House of Representatives between the date (2006) to (2010) He pointed out that its beginning is on (3/16/2006) and its end is on 15/3/2010, which is (365) days to increase.
He pointed out that "the decision of the Federal Court pointed out that the only text that authorized the extension under the Constitution is the text of Article (58 / second), which is permissible to extend the legislative chapter of the session not more than thirty days, and that the extension of the legislative term should not exceed the duration of the session Because this is contrary to the provisions of Article (56/1) of the Constitution
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