Parliament is awaiting the formation of Al-Kazemi .. to determine the voting session
The second deputy speaker of parliament, Bashir Haddad, confirmed that determining the confidence-granting session depends on the Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kazemi sending the names of his cabinet to Parliament.
Haddad said, "Al-Kazemi sent the government curriculum and we expect to send the names of the cabinet formation in the coming days. After the names arrive, the date for the session on granting confidence will be decided."
On the voting mechanism, Haddad explained that the session of granting confidence will be in the conference hall because of its large size, and there will be a distance between each deputy to another for health protection, stressing that all health and preventive measures will be followed during the voting session on Al-Kazemi’s government.
He added that the parliament presidency sent the deputies to come to Baghdad today, Monday, in preparation for the session in the coming days, indicating that it may be held at the end of this week.
While MP Bakhati suggested that the parliament session be held next Tuesday or Wednesday, until the names arrive in parliament and the completion of the study of the government curriculum and the arrival of members of Parliament who are outside the country.
To that, the head of the Al-Fateh bloc in Parliament, MP Muhammad al-Ghabban, considered that the political blocs had previously agreed with al-Kazemi to authorize him to choose his formation away from quotas, provided that the candidate had competence, integrity and acceptability, and that these standards apply to everyone. He added that he repeated the mistakes of the former taxpayer (Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi) in the curriculum and the mechanism for selecting the candidates, which the masses objected to and asked to correct the path and change the candidates, stressing that the taxpayer is continuing in consultations and negotiations to replace the candidates.
And Al-Kazemi, who still holds the position of chief of intelligence, is the third figure to be assigned on April 9, to form a government, by President Barham Salih, after the failure of his two predecessors, Adnan al-Zarfi and Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, to rally support for them.
Al-Kazemi’s presidential term is about to end within days, amid protests, while observers say he still has conditional support from most of the Sunni, Shi’ite, and Kurdish powers.
For the government to obtain the confidence of Parliament (329 seats), an absolute majority vote (50 percent + 1) is required for the number of members present (not the total number) to grant confidence.
In the event that Al-Kazemi obtains confidence from the parliament, his ministry will succeed the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi, who resigned in early December 2019 under pressure from popular protests demanding the departure and accountability of the political class accused of corruption and wasting state funds.
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