APRIL 28TH, 2020
Legal expert Ali Al-Tamimi:
Baghdad - the new morning:
Legal expert Ali al-Tamimi confirmed that the failure of Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kazimi to gain parliamentary confidence compels the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, to assume the leadership of the government and then dissolve the parliament.
Al-Tamimi said in a statement seen by the new Al-Sabah yesterday, that “Article 76 of the Constitution allowed the President of the Republic to assign the candidate of the largest bloc to head the government the first time, and then assign another person in the event of the government’s resignation or dismissal. In the third case, all the paragraphs of the mandate article are exhausted.”
He added, "The failure to assign Mustafa Al-Kazemi compels the President of the Republic to assume the presidency of the government himself because of the vacancy of the position, according to Article 81 of the Constitution."
Al-Tamimi indicated that "Saleh's assumption of the prime minister would give him the powers to call for the dissolution of the House of Representatives, which is binding in the event of disagreement with a candidate charged with lost time."
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