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    After yesterday's "chaos"... How do you resolve the "dilemma" of choosing the Speaker of the Iraqi P

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    After yesterday's "chaos"... How do you resolve the "dilemma" of choosing the Speaker of the Iraqi P Empty After yesterday's "chaos"... How do you resolve the "dilemma" of choosing the Speaker of the Iraqi P

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    [size=52]After yesterday's "chaos"... How do you resolve the "dilemma" of choosing the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament?[/size]

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    05-19-2024
    Article 55 of the Iraqi Constitution, and Article III/12 of the bylaws of the House of Representatives, put parliamentarians in confusion when electing the Speaker of the Council because they stipulated that the candidate obtain half plus one of the votes of the representatives to become Speaker of the Council, even if the candidate obtained the votes. Higher than other candidates in the poll results, but unless he crosses the “50+1” barrier, he is not considered a winner.[/size]
    [size=45]The two articles did not clarify what is the solution if the House of Representatives fails to elect a new speaker when the position becomes vacant for any reason, which means repeating the voting sessions again, and perhaps the scenario of “chaos and fistfights” between representatives will be repeated, as happened in yesterday’s session, Saturday. So what is the solution? Resolves the dilemma of choosing the Speaker of Parliament?[/size]
    [size=45]The Iraqi Council of Representatives adjourned the session to elect its president, yesterday evening, Saturday, until further notice, after it failed to hold a “decisive” third round, favoring one of the candidates, Representative Salem Al-Issawi from the Sovereignty Party, and Mahmoud Al-Mashhadani, who is supported by the Taqaddam Party, following the outbreak of a verbal altercation and conflict. By hand-to-hand combat between MPs from the Taqadum and colleagues from other blocs, the MPs at Taqadum demanded amending the bylaws of the House of Representatives, before voting began, for fear that Salem Al-Issawi would win the third round, according to a parliamentary source.[/size]
    [size=45]A prepared play[/size]
    [size=45]In this context, the politician Ibrahim Al-Dulaimi believes that “what happened yesterday in the session to elect the Speaker of the Iraqi House of Representatives was a prepared play led by some representatives after the process was being conducted in a professional manner by the Acting Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mohsen Al-Mandalawi, and the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Shakhwan Abdullah, where they were arrested.” The rhythm of the session, and it ended with Salem Al-Issawi winning with 158 votes compared to 137 votes for Al-Mashhadani.”[/size]
    [size=45]Al-Dulaimi points out during his speech, “The representative from the front aspires to change Article 12 in order to nominate himself, and he is the one who carried out this play, and Al-Mashhadani must preserve what is left of his face and withdraw so that Salem Al-Issawi is the only candidate for the Sunni forces, as the next president is Al-Issawi.”[/size]
    [size=45]In a statement on Sunday, the Secretary-General of the National Masses Party, Ahmed Abdullah al-Jubouri, “Abu Mazen,” directed a harsh criticism at members of the House of Representatives from the Sunni component, while holding them responsible for the failure to elect a new president for the Iraqi parliament. He accused them of giving precedence to “their private ambitions over the public good.” .[/size]
    [size=45]The head of the Sovereignty Party, Khamis Al-Khanjar, also commented in a post on the “X - Twitter” website, on the same topic, saying: Ladies and gentlemen of the representatives presented in the voting session for the position of Speaker of Parliament an ideal model of democratic practice and resorting to the ballot box to grant confidence to one of the candidates.[/size]
    [size=45]He added that some people resorted to starting quarrels during the session and assaulting one of the bloc leaders, and the reaction by one of the representatives harmed the legislative authority and the system, and presented a chaotic model that does not befit Iraq and its people.[/size]
    [size=45]Monopolization of power[/size]
    [size=45]For his part, the independent representative, Yassin Al-Ithawi, attributes this competition to the fact that “each party believes that it has the right to hold the position as a result of the consensual democracy that has prevailed in the political process since its establishment after 2003, while there are no clear rules, regulations or instructions other than a custom that preceded the occupancy of this position.” This or that position, so we are witnessing a process of competition and monopolization of power, with each party or political force claiming the right to occupy this position.”[/size]
    [size=45]During his speech, Al-Ithawi expressed his hope that “the position of Speaker of Parliament, which has been vacant for 6 months, will be resolved this week, with the agreement of the Sunni component to proceed with a smooth session and not raise problems that negatively affect the performance of the legislative authority, whether in its supervisory or legislative role, as well as the harmony and harmony between representatives.”[/size]
    [size=45]It is noteworthy that the coordination framework that brings together the Shiite political forces warned, on Sunday, of the transformation of the Iraqi Council of Representatives into an arena for disputes and conflicts, calling on Mahmoud Al-Mashhadani to withdraw in favor of the candidate for the presidency of the Council, Salem Al-Issawi.[/size]
    [size=45]The leader of the framework, Hassan Fadaam, said in a previous statement, “After the session to elect the Speaker of Parliament, yesterday, Saturday, Al-Mashhadani had no choice but to withdraw in favor of the candidate Al-Issawi, because even if he became Speaker of Parliament through the method of imposing, pressuring, and coercing the representatives by their blocs, Parliament will not He will become nothing but an arena for disputes and conflicts for the remainder of his life, and he will not be able to play any legislative or oversight role at all.”[/size]
    [size=45]Legal breach[/size]
    [size=45]In turn, the head of the Al-Rafd Center for Studies, Abbas Al-Jubouri, believes that “disrupting the session to elect the Speaker of Parliament is a legal violation, and all agreements that occur in this regard are outside logic and constitutional norms, and the dispute is personal between the political blocs and not for the sake of the national interest.” “.[/size]
    [size=45]Al-Jubouri added to Shafaq News Agency, “Most political blocs announced the collection of 200 signatures for Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, but inside the parliament hall he was not elected, which indicates that there is a defect within the legislative institution, and to end this dispute, the national interest must prevail over the private interest and a non-partisan speaker of parliament must be chosen.” A dialectic that everyone agrees on according to constitutional and legal mechanisms.”[/size]
    [size=45]The State Forces Alliance, led by Ammar al-Hakim, confirmed on Sunday that there was no intention to hold a session soon to elect the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and that First Representative Mohsen al-Mandulai would continue in the acting presidency, due to the Sunni-Sunni dispute.[/size]
    [size=45]The representative of the coalition, Ali Niama, said in a previous statement, “There is no upcoming session during this week to elect the Speaker of the House of Representatives, due to the intensity of the Sunni-Sunni conflict and disagreement, and no new session can be held after the events of yesterday’s session, except after some new agreement and consensus.” between all political parties.”[/size]
    [size=45]He pointed out that “Mohsen Al-Mandalawi’s survival in the presidency of the House of Representatives is due to the Sunni-Sunni conflict. This conflict is the reason for his survival, and there is no intention for him to remain on the part of any political party, and not even he himself desires this position, but the Sunni conflict is the reason and the continuation of this conflict.” This means that Mandalawi will continue until the end of the parliamentary session.”[/size]
    [size=45]What is the solution?[/size]
    [size=45]For his part, the legal expert, Ali Al-Tamimi, explains that “Article 55 of the Constitution and Article III/12 of Parliament’s Bylaws No. 1 of 2022 do not specify what happens if Parliament fails to elect a new president in the event of a vacancy, resignation, or any of the reasons.” The other, this means that if a new speaker of Parliament is not elected, we will have new sessions until one of the candidates for the position obtains half of the total number plus one (166 votes).”[/size]
    [size=45]Al-Tamimi continues his speech, “Also, nominations will not be opened again, as the Federal Court said in its interpretive decision No. 322 of Article 55 of the Constitution that (it is not permissible to open nominations again), so what decides the situation whether one of the candidates wins or not is the consensus.”[/size]
    [size=45]Yesterday evening, Saturday, the Iraqi Council of Representatives held a session dedicated to electing a new president, attended by about 300 representatives. The Council failed to elect the president in its first round, forcing it to hold a second electoral round in which Representative Salem Al-Issawi from the Sovereignty Alliance led by Khamis Al-Khanjar received 158 votes, while Representative Mahmoud Al-Mashhadani received 137 votes for the Progress Alliance led by former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Muhammad Al-Halbousi, and Representative Amer Abdul-Jabbar received three votes, while the invalid votes reached 13 votes, and Parliament went towards a third round, according to a statement from the Media Department of the House of Representatives.[/size]
    [size=45]However, the third round did not see the light of day due to a quarrel between representatives that developed into a fistfight, as the MPs’ phones documented a verbal altercation and fistfights between representatives from the front and colleagues from other blocs against the backdrop of the election of a Speaker of Parliament.[/size]
    [size=45]The scene did not differ much from the session of January 3, 2024, the scenes that the representatives leaked from the session yesterday evening, Saturday, of verbal altercations and clashes of hands, which were witnessed and experienced five months ago, with a scenario repeated by the representatives of the Taqadum Party, which is headed by Muhammad Al-Halbousi.[/size]
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