Al-Halbousi’s advisor waved the parliament’s “refusal” to deal with the Allawi government
09:39 - 02/18/2020
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Adviser to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Muhammad Al-Halbousi for Minority Affairs, Imad Youkhana, on Tuesday, rejected the parliament’s refusal to deal with the government of Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, claiming that the demonstrators reject it, while stressing the difficulty of holding a session this week.
Youkhana said in statements followed by / information /, that it is "difficult to hold a session of parliament this week due to the objections of many blocs on the ministerial formation as well as the problem of holding the extraordinary session," skeptical of "achieving the quorum in case the session was held."
Youkhana explained that "the constitution does not allow the House of Representatives to call for an extraordinary session while enjoying the legislative holiday to give confidence to a government booth," noting that "calling for an extraordinary session requires discussing emergency and specific cases, not legislating laws or passing candidates."
Youkhana suggested that "the influential parliamentary blocs resort to the legal consultant in the House of Representatives to find the appropriate legal loophole to get out of these complaints that secure the holding of the extraordinary session," noting that "legal advice will consider the formation of the government not legal."
He pointed out that "most of the names chosen by the Prime Minister are fronts of blocs and political parties unknown to the Iraqi street," considering that "the names in circulation come to cover up some names," he said.
Al-Halbousi’s counselor waved that “the parliament, with the support of some influential blocs, will refuse to deal with the Allawi government on the pretext that the protesters reject it,” adding that “the dialogues are still going on between Allawi and the blocs to agree on the names of the government booth.”
Youkhanna stated that "the Prime Minister-designate can not send the names of the government booth to the Accountability and Justice Commission and other concerned parties, except in the event that it is presented in the House of Representatives," pointing out that "checking these names will be the last step." Ended / 25