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The parliament session will be overshadowed by a vote on the government of Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kazemi - Wednesday evening - safety instructions against the spread of the Corona virus, which struck most of the world, including Iraq, while MPs are still waiting to receive a list of candidates in the government in charge.
Although the extraordinary session of the Iraqi parliament after the Ramadan Iftar is approaching today, Wednesday, the parliament did not receive until Tuesday evening a list of the ministers and portfolios that they would occupy in the Al-Kazemi government and their résumés after recommending them from the public integrity, accountability and justice bodies to de-Baathification.
The House of Representatives announced that the special session would be held to consider giving confidence to the government of the Prime Minister-designate this evening, Wednesday.
The Parliamentary Information Service said in a statement that it received "the Iraqi Future" that "the Presidency of the House of Representatives decided to hold a voting session on the ministerial program and government formation tomorrow, Wednesday, nine o'clock in the evening" three days before the end of the constitutional deadline granted to Al-Kazemi when he was assigned his new mission on the ninth of last month To complete it within 30 days. Iraqi sources revealed the distribution of ministerial portfolios in the new government, saying that "12 ministries are scheduled to be given to Shiites, 6 for the year, 3 for the Kurds, and one for the other components, the same as the equivalent of the Adel Abdul Mahdi government." For the government to obtain the confidence of Parliament, an absolute majority (50 percent + 1) is required for the number of members present, and not the total number of 329 members to grant confidence.
Corona prevention measures, which are rampant in most countries of the world, including Iraq, are overshadowing the session to give confidence to the Al-Kazemi government.
In the "Guidelines", the House of Representatives specified to the deputies who will participate in the session, and the "Iraqi Future" obtained a copy of it, the way parliamentarians sit. In order to provide protection for the deputies, the Public Relations and Honorary Department of the House of Representatives explained that «the venue of the session will be in the Great Hall (accommodating about 600 people) within the building of the Council and will be taken into account in organizing the seating of women and gentlemen deputies to be sitting between one row and another in succession i.e. leaving a row Seats empty and occupying the next row.
She noted that «the deputies’ sitting will be taken into consideration by leaving a safe distance between one person and another, i.e. leaving a number of seats empty between one deputy and another, and that the protocol department’s employees in the Relationship Department will organize the process of sitting the deputies inside the Great Hall ».
She assured the deputies of the necessity of "leaving the safe distances between people, wearing protective masks, wearing rubber gloves, and avoiding contact with surfaces and using sterilizers in a manner that provides protection and safety for all" after the parliament building was completely sterilized inside and outside, including chairs and tables.
The Chamber attached to these instructions a map showing the way the deputies sit in the confidence session, in which more than two hundred deputies from the total number of deputies of 329 deputies are expected to participate.
The session is expected to be attended by ambassadors of Arab and Western countries, the representative of the United Nations Mission in Iraq and judges and former officials.
It is noteworthy that the Iraqi President, Barham Saleh, was appointed on the ninth of last month, the head of the intelligence service, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, to form the new government, the third figure to be assigned by the Iraqi president to form the government after the failure of his predecessors Adnan Al-Zorfi and Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi to gain the confidence of Parliament, and in the event of the formation The new confidence will succeed the government of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, who resigned at the end of November 2019 under pressure from popular protests calling for the departure and accountability of the ruling political class accused of corruption and wasting state funds and pledging their will in Iran.
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