A new parliamentary committee to amend the constitution
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Muhannad Abdel Wahhab
Members of the House of Representatives revealed that a new parliamentary committee is about to begin to make amendments to the constitution, following the failure of the committee formed for the same purpose in the previous parliament. movement
government in the same direction.
A member of the Sovereignty Coalition, Ahmed Mazhar al-Jubouri, stated that “his alliance stands with making any constitutional amendments that are consistent with the demands of the Iraqi people, and achieve the public interest of the Iraqi people, and therefore we have no problems.”
within the framework of the constitutional amendments.
And Al-Jubouri said in an interview with Al-Sabah, that “in the previous parliamentary session, a committee was formed to make some constitutional amendments, but unfortunately the parliamentary session ended early and that committee did not finish its amendments to the constitution and did not submit its report to the parliament.”
He added, “The House of Representatives will form a new committee to consider constitutional amendments, and if this parliamentary session is completed, the committee will complete its amendments and submit its report, and the House of Representatives will vote on those amendments. But if we go to early elections, there is no embarrassment for the House of Representatives, especially since there is an important file such as amending The constitution and there is the most important thing represented by the draft budget law, ”noting that“ the two laws are very important, but the budget takes a large part of the parliament’s attention, especially since the delay in its approval may bring us to a stage in which funding may stop, and therefore even the salaries of employees and retirees may stop due to the lack of legislation in the law. ».
Al-Jubouri affirmed, “We are working for the prime minister to succeed and break any political restrictions from any side, and we support achieving the demands and aspirations of the Iraqi people, and we consider that the people are the best bloc for the prime minister.” He pointed out that “there are many problems in the constitution, and the obstacles were not clearly defined.” It is clear, but every group of Iraqi society has its problems in the constitution, and the amendments will be presented, and as a result the parliament will vote on them.
In turn, Aref Al-Hamami, the representative of the State of Law, who is part of the coordination framework, said: “The coordination framework in general and the State of Law in particular supports any constitutional amendments that are in the interest of the Iraqi people, the stability of the country and the political process.”
Al-Hamami said in an interview with Al-Sabah that “the coordination framework supports the idea of constitutional amendments, but the rejection and support for any point in the supposed amendments depends on how close or far it is to the interest of the Iraqi people.”
and stability in the country.
He explained that “it is not easy to amend the Iraqi constitution, as there are articles and paragraphs that are incapacitating and require consensus, including that three governorates agree to amend, which means that objecting to any amendment will abort it.” Formed for the purpose of constitutional amendments
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