Legal expert: Abdul-Mahdi does not have the authority to dissolve parliament and hold early elections
08:40 - 03/03/2020
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Legal expert Ali al-Tamimi confirmed, on Tuesday, that the resigned prime minister, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
does not have powers to dissolve parliament
and set a date for early elections, noting that the President of the Republic cannot re-assign Abdel-Mahdi again.
Al-Tamimi said in a statement to "Information", that "the resigned prime minister or the caretaker of the business has no right to call for an emergency session or take a decision to dissolve parliament in accordance with the constitution."
He added that "the absence of the Prime Minister has two options, either the continuation of the Council of Ministers to convene or all powers transferred to the President of the Republic, and therefore Article 81 of the Constitution must be applied, whereby the President of the Republic performs the functions of the Prime Minister."
He explained that "the concept of conducting business is not defined in the constitution of [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
and subject to ijtihad, despite its definition in international constitutions, in addition to that Article 42 of the internal system of the Council of Ministers confirmed that the caretaker government has no right to contract and conclude agreements and employment, so Abdel-Mahdi has transgressed the constitution." .
He stressed that "the President of the Republic, according to Article 76 of the Constitution, cannot re-assign someone who has failed to become prime minister, as Abdul-Mahdi's resignation from the post is a failure and he cannot be re-assigned again." 25 n ended