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November 7, 2022[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Baghdad/The Obelisk: The former Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament, Yusuf Muhammad Sadiq, announced on Monday, November 7, 2022, that he had filed a lawsuit in the Federal Supreme Court against the “unlawful” extension of the Parliament and other authorities of the Kurdistan Region.
Youssef Muhammad, who served as a deputy in the previous session of the House of Representatives also said in a statement: After the publication of the law for the continuation of the fifth session of the Parliament of Kurdistan - Iraq No. 12 of 2022, today, issued on 6/6/2022 in the newspaper “Kurdistan Facts” “we filed a lawsuit with the Federal Court.” Supreme Court in Baghdad No. 248 / Federal / 2022 to challenge the constitutionality of the law and the illegality of the extension of the current session.
Muhammad said in the statement, “We have indicated several times that the elections, as a contract between the voter and the elected official, are conditional on the time allotted to them and the promises made by the elected official to the voter that he must fulfill during that period. Therefore, after the end of the legal period, elected positions lose their legitimacy, and the extension of them is illegal and contrary to the principles of democracy.”
The former president of the Kurdistan Parliament stressed that the region’s authorities have lost their legitimacy since yesterday, November 6, “in our constitutional petition, and with the help of a number of lawyers, we discussed in detail the contradiction of the legislation of this law with the principles of democracy and the articles of the Iraqi constitution, which was also approved by the Kurdish people in 2005.”
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