The Constitution Amendment Committee reveals the most prominent amendments and confirms: The demonstrations have triggered the political stagnation
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Khodr said: "The committee was formed by a decision of the House of Representatives and based on the text of Article 142 of the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] in order to amend some articles of the Constitution that hindered the political process in the country, and has produced many problems during the past period. He explained that the committee held several meetings and discussed organizational matters, and the chairman, his two deputies and the rapporteur were selected.
Khadr pointed out that the committee opened the doors to receive observations and suggestions of citizens on the points they wish to amend, in addition to that there will be a meeting on Thursday with law professors to discuss the articles of the Constitution. Stressing that the Commission is serious in its work to amend some paragraphs of the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] which was the subject of controversy and indignation by the Iraqi street, which led to the outbreak of demonstrations in the country now.
Khodr stressed that the demonstrations are a healthy state as they have stagnated the political process, and any political system where there are no peaceful demonstrations can not be built, and this is what the protesters resorted to across the provinces. He explained that the Constitution set a time limit for this Committee, as stated in Article 142 of the Constitution, and this gives a motivation for the Committee to work hard to make amendments within the constitutional ceilings.
He explained: The most prominent amendments to be made to the Constitution, is article 176, which is the selection of the Prime Minister, and determine who is the largest bloc, in addition to the issue of reducing the members of the House of Representatives to 200 deputies, as well as address the decentralized system of the provincial councils, as well as the mechanism of selecting the governor, which The people should have a role in it.
For his part, MP of the National Wisdom Movement, Salem Athamir, said that the committee met, and the number of its members has been increased from 18 to 24, and is now receiving proposals from all segments of Iraqi society, and is studying requests for amendment. Stressing that the Committee is determined to amend the Constitution, but it needs time to make those amendments.
He pointed out that all the amendments will be in the interest of the citizen, especially in light of the support received by the Committee of deputies, as more than 70% of deputies intend to amend the Constitution. He pointed out: The most prominent things that we hope to be amended by the work of the provincial councils, as well as reduce the number of members of the House of Representatives and make them 200 or less if possible.