6 parliamentary committees without permanent heads
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Although nearly two years have passed since the start of the new legislative session, 6 parliamentary committees are still working according to an interim administration, as they are headed by the heads of the age, while presidents, deputies and rapporteurs were elected for the rest of the committees.
Among these committees are: endowments, clans, martyrs and political prisoners, culture and media, youth and sports, which are classified as Category (C) committees that do not constitute a target for political blocs.
In a previous statement, the representative of the "Al-Fateh" coalition, Hussein Al-Yasari, accused the quota system of having delayed naming a chairperson and vice-chairman for each of its committees.
Representative Kazem Al-Touki believes that these committees carry out their work smoothly and without delay, despite the delay in electing permanent chairmen for them.
He continued: "We have noticed that these committees played their role and contributed to the approval of several laws, and that the work of these committees is conducting smoothly and political agreement." He denied that the delay in the appointment of the committee heads was due to its importance, and indicated that "after the division of the important committees, some blocs tried to obtain these committees as compensation." He canceled previous decisions regarding the distribution of his deputies between those committees.
For his part, legal expert Majid Mijbas considered that the work of the parliamentary committees is affected by administrative instability in terms of not electing permanent heads for them. Mijbas told Al-Sabah: "The House of Representatives' internal system is supposed to define several contexts, including the presence of a permanent head of the parliamentary committee." He added that "there are no negative consequences resulting from the absence of a permanent head."
He added, "There is an administrative custom that every committee is supposed to have an elected president," stressing "the importance of adhering to the legal rule or the custom that follows it." He pointed out the existence of "an administrative political imbalance," and concluded by saying: "The failure to elect permanent heads of parliamentary committees is due to the political dispute exclusively."
Edited by: Muhammad Al-Ansari
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