Abdul Mahdi calls for early elections on December 4 and the dissolution of the parliament
18:10 - 02/03/2020
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On Monday, the head of the caretaker government, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
, called on the parliament to organize early elections in December of this year and dissolve the parliament, calling for the need to form a new government as soon as possible to get out of the current crisis, especially after Muhammad Allawi’s failure to pass his government cabinet inside the parliament. .
Abdul-Mahdi said in a letter addressed to the Presidents of the Republic and the House of Representatives and received / information /: “It is after consulting with constitutional and legal experts from the people concerned about a decision that I took, which is to resort to (voluntary absence) as the Prime Minister with all the consequent procedures and contexts.” Until "this position does not mean that it is not possible to resort later to declaring that the position is vacant according to Article (81) of the Constitution, if the political and legislative and executive powers do not reach the contexts that the country emerges from its current crisis, according to Article (76) of the Constitution."
He added, "In implementation of the decision it has taken, we will start according to the constitutional, legal and regulatory powers granted to us by calling the esteemed parliament to hold an extraordinary session to finalize the election law, electoral districts and the electoral commission."
Abdel-Mahdi suggested "on December 4, 2020 as the date for the elections and to provide the commission with all the requirements that enable it to hold free and fair elections on the proposed date and that the distinguished parliament dissolve itself 60 days before the date mentioned," calling for "the organization of another fund next to the election boxes or On the back of the election coupon for a referendum on constitutional amendments, it can be approved by the distinguished parliament according to its mechanisms before dissolving itself.
The resigned prime minister called for “assigning one of the deputy prime ministers or one of the ministers the responsibility of managing the meetings of the cabinet and the conduct of daily affairs, according to Article (3) of the internal system of the cabinet,” noting that “this procedure we have begun to implement since Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi’s mandate to form a new government ”
He pointed out that "the internal system of the Council of Ministers, especially Articles (20) and (29), and Order No. 68 of 2004 shows that the Ministerial Council for National Security is responsible for" facilitating and coordinating the national security policy between ministries and institutions of the Iraqi government charged with national security issues "and operates under a command The prime minister control of the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
He continued, "The National Security Adviser will exercise the role of the Secretariat of the Ministerial Council for National Security, organize its agenda and communicate its decisions in accordance with the established work contexts. The Office of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces in the Office of the Prime Minister will coordinate between the Prime Minister and the Ministerial Council for National Security, and assign one of the Council members Managing the meetings of the Ministerial Council for National Security during the absence of the Prime Minister, without implying that the powers of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces are delegated.
Abdel-Mahdi explained that “the director of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, and the personal secretary of the Commander in Chief will inform the Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the urgent, necessary, and immediate matters adjacent to his address so that they are dealt with in accordance with the powers of the day-to-day government, in order to prevent any occurrence A vacuum in the duties of the Executive Authority and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. ”
He pointed out that, "Except for what is mentioned in the previous paragraph or the ruling constitutional texts, the Prime Minister will be absent from signing official books or answering invitations or holding official or local meetings or meetings or meetings, and officials continue each of his position to ensure the management and conduct of business and the signing of transactions and prevent the occurrence of Any formal vacuum in dealing with the local and foreign files that the Prime Minister will be absent from, and the institutions run daily affairs according to the contexts currently in force, and the opinion of the government and the armed forces leadership will express the official spokesmen as prescribed to them.
And Abdul-Mahdi concluded his message by calling for "the formation of the new government as soon as possible in accordance with Article (76) of the constitution," considering that "the government does not conduct daily matters as the appropriate solution that [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
needs in these sensitive circumstances, nor is absenteeism from the post or its vacancy are the ideal solutions," It is our hope that the constitutional institutions concerned will assume their responsibilities according to the terms and contexts established by the constitution. ” 25 h has ended