The presidency of the Iraqi parliament denies setting a date for the session to elect the president of the republic
Shafaq News/ The presidency of the Iraqi parliament denied, on Thursday, setting a date for the election of the president of the republic, stressing that what was published about setting it next Saturday is not true.
A source in the Presidency of the Council told Shafaq News Agency, "The Presidency of the Council of Representatives has not yet set a new date for the parliament session or the election of the President of the Republic."
He added, "What is published about setting Saturday as the date for holding the presidential election session is incorrect."
Some political blocs and deputies had announced in earlier times that next Saturday, the House of Representatives would hold a session to elect the President of the Republic, who in turn would ensure the largest parliamentary bloc to form the government.
Earlier today, a leading source in the coordination framework that includes Shiite forces except for the Sadrist movement told Shafaq News Agency; "There is fear among the leadership of the coordination framework of holding a session to elect the president of the republic and assigning the framework candidate, Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani, to form the government, for fear of storming the parliament by supporters of the Sadrist movement, as happened yesterday, Wednesday."
The source, who requested anonymity, added; "Sunni and Kurdish parties are also afraid of holding the presidential election session, especially since the parliament door has become permissible and the Sadrists can storm it and disrupt the presidential election session and assign the framework candidate to form the government."
Meanwhile; Shafak News Agency monitored; Movement and calls within the Sadrist movement, published on social media, threaten to storm the House of Representatives again if the coordinating framework insists on the nomination of Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani for the position of Prime Minister.
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