[size=52]Representative of the National Union: The fate of the Iraqi parliament is the solution[/size]
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A member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan bloc in the Iraqi parliament, Aso Faridoun, confirmed that every day that passes without forming the Iraqi government harms the coordination framework, stressing that the fate of the Iraqi parliament is the solution.
Aso Faridoun, stated on Sunday (August 14, 2022), that every day that passes without the formation of the government harms the coordination framework, expressing his conviction that Iraq will witness early elections.
He believed that there are two solutions to the current situation, "the first is for Parliament to meet to form a government, and this requires a prior agreement between the Sadrist movement and the coordination framework, and to set a date for early elections, or for Parliament to have to dissolve itself under the pressure of the street."
Article 64 of the Constitution stipulates that Parliament be dissolved by an absolute majority of its members in two ways, the first at the request of one-third of its members, and the second at the request of the Prime Minister and with the approval of the President of the Republic.
Aso Fereydoun referred to the Sadrist movement’s resort to the Federal Court to dissolve parliament, saying that “the court can take its decision based on the parliament’s violation of the constitutional terms related to the formation of the government, and the parliamentarians perjured the oath they took under Article 50 of the constitution, to protect the sovereignty of Iraqi lands and the constitution, During the last ten months, they were not able to be at the level of trust that citizens gave them, and they were not part of the solution.”
A member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan expressed his belief that “Article 64 of the constitution carries different interpretations, and in light of the conditions that Iraq is going through, it can pave the way for the Federal Court to be able to dissolve Parliament based on the failure of the members of the House of Representatives to perform their duties.”
This comes as the Supreme Judicial Council responded to the request of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, to dissolve the Iraqi Council of Representatives, by saying that the Council does not have the authority to dissolve the Council of Representatives, and its tasks are specified under Article (3) of the Supreme Judicial Council Law No. (45). of 2017, which in its entirety relates to the administration of the judiciary only, and does not include any authority that allows the judiciary to interfere in the matters of the legislative or executive authorities.
A member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan noted that the law allows the coordination framework to request that the parliament session be held in another place, explaining that Article 21 of the parliament’s internal system states that “the parliament sessions are held in Baghdad and can be held in other places when necessary.”
Regarding the visit of President Hadi al-Amiri to Erbil and his meeting with President Masoud Barzani at the head of a delegation from the coordination framework, Aso Fereydoun said that “the coordination framework needs that the political parties in Kurdistan agree among themselves, and I think that the coordination framework may want to move forward in forming the government, and that He pressures the Kurds to agree on a candidate for the position of President of the Republic.
On the possibility that the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party may reach a joint candidate for the presidency, he pointed out that the two parties consider the post of President of the Republic “a right for them so far, but if the coordinating framework decides to move forward with the political process, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party will have to agree to an agreement.” A candidate for the presidency of the republic, because the situation in Iraq is sensitive, and its deterioration in Baghdad will increase the living difficulties of citizens in the Kurdistan Region, and the Kurds should not be an obstacle to that.”
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