Harb: The decisions of the "Saleh" committee to review the constitutional amendments are not binding
13:37 - 19/09/2020
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Constitutional law expert Tareq Harb confirmed, Saturday, that the committee formed by the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, regarding constitutional amendments is not binding, indicating that the constitutional amendments can only see the light in the next electoral cycle.
Harb said in a statement to "the information", that "the current constitution stipulates that a committee consisting of the number of deputies shall be made exclusively to amend the articles of the constitution."
He added that "the committee formed by the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, is not constitutional. The amendment decisions approved by it are not to be blamed except that they are submitted to the amendments committee for consideration, and the parliamentary committee can take some of them."
Harb explained that "it is impossible for him to vote on constitutional amendments during this period for political, technical and financial reasons, and it may be submitted to the general popular vote during the next electoral cycle."
It is noteworthy that the current constitution is made up of 144 articles, which was approved by 78% of the people after a referendum held in 2005, and according to specialists, it includes many problems and differences between the components and between the federal authorities and the regions. End / AD 25