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Shafaq News/ On Sunday, the Judicial Authority for Elections rejected the lawsuit, a request from the Department of Political Parties and Organizations Affairs in the Independent High Electoral Commission, ordering the dissolution of the “Taqadum” Party, led by the Speaker of the House of Representatives whose membership was terminated, Muhammad al-Halbousi.
The judicial body explained in its response to the lawsuit, which Shafaq News Agency reviewed, that “your department (Department of Parties Affairs) had to, after completing its investigations into the complaints filed against the party in accordance with its jurisdiction, and if it found that there were reasons requiring the dissolution of the party, to Your department shall submit a reasoned request to this body that includes dissolving the party, attaching to the request documents and documents that support the request and its legal reasons. Otherwise, your department shall issue its decision to dismiss the complaints filed against the party.”
She stated, “Therefore, we return to you the priorities regarding the issue of complaints regarding the dissolution of the (Taqadum) party, to take into account the proper legal procedures in submitting a request to dissolve the political party.”
The Director-General of the Department of Political Parties and Organizations Affairs at the Independent High Electoral Commission had filed a complaint to dissolve the “Taqaddum” party, which is led by the Speaker of the House of Representatives whose membership was terminated, Muhammad al-Halbousi.
According to the request appended by Hamid’s signature dated November 30, 2023 and addressed to the Elections Judicial Authority, which was reviewed by Shafaq News Agency, the complaint was based on Al-Halbousi contracting with the American company (BGR) and sending money to the latter without the knowledge and approval of the Public Affairs Department. Political parties and organizations.
Hamid explained, “An investigative committee has been formed in our department (the Department of Political Parties and Organizations Affairs) pursuant to Administrative Order No. 33 dated November 28 to investigate the aforementioned party (Taqadum) sending funds to a foreign party based on the complaint requests received by This circle.
He pointed out that the recommendations of the committee formed by the department concluded that the matter should be referred to the judicial body for elections in the Commission, and the appropriate decision should be issued, based on the articles of the Political Parties Law No. 36 of 2015.
On Tuesday, November 14, the Federal Supreme Court, “the highest judicial authority in Iraq,” announced the termination of the membership of Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi, against the backdrop of a lawsuit filed against him by Representative Laith al-Dulaimi, in which he accused him of forging his (Dulaimi’s) resignation from membership in the House of Representatives. As a result, the Federal Court ruled to terminate their membership (Al-Halbousi and Al-Dulaimi).
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