Blocs to nominate their representatives to the membership of the Committee on Constitutional Amendment
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bloc suggested that goes on amendments more than 50 most important item on the disputed areas by thenumber (140), and powers common, issues of personal status, and the sharing of financial resources. so stressed bloc coalition Iraqi forces on the importance of these amendments to end disagreements on them and frequent recourse to the Federal Court to be resolved. it was House Speaker Salim al - Jubouri called blocs and personalities parliamentary, in the 17 of July of this, to submission of candidates for the formation of a committee to amend the constitution. While gave it a maximum period of one week to submit names, he stressed that the Council will vote on the names of the candidates after the completion of the offer. The MP said Haneen Qaddo, Bloc member Badr parliamentary, in an interview to the (long - Presse), said that " theparliamentary blocs and political parties have nominated their representatives to the membership of theCommission modified Constitution and is now awaiting ratification by the House of Representatives. " He added Qaddo that" there are more than fifty constitutional article will be covered by the amendment, notably Article 140 regarding the disputed areas by the joint powers, issues of personal status and the sharing offinancial resources. " He pointed a block by Badr that those "materials are controversial and raise continuing problems between the blocks and components requires the need to be adjusted under the agreement reached by the political blocs , where the parliamentary committee anticipated will take it." for its part the MP Sajida Muhammad Yunus said of the Federation of Iraqi forces ,, in an interview to the (long - Presse) " the political and parliamentary blocs agreed to form a committee to amend the constitution , " calling " to include experts and activists civilians in the committee formed to study all the controversial paragraphs and adjusted." She explained the deputy Younis that " the contentious items in the Constitution forced many agencies to resort to the Federal Court to decide on matters relating to out whenever they parliament or the government, todiscuss the topic or prepare a law. " this is not the first time that parliament confirms its intention to amend the Constitution, who wrote the conditions of a complex in 2005, and received the support of 80% of theIraqis. the failure of the House of Representatives for 11 years to make binding amendments under theConstitution itself. Article 142 of the Iraqi Constitution states that "Parliament constitute the beginning of thework of a committee of its members representing the components of the main Iraqi society whose mission isto report to Parliament within a period not exceeding four months, includes a recommendation for thenecessary amendments that can be made to the Constitution and solve Committee after deciding on theproposals. " the shape of the parliament in its first session between 2005-2009 a committee to study constitutional amendments , headed by Vice President of the current parliament Hamoudi and membership of the 29 deputies representing all components. The Commission made in May 2007 , the list of proposed amendments, but did not find its way to implementation so far. Furthermore, demanded high Nassif MP, amember of the reform front, that the Committee on Constitutional amendments include people jurists and experienced deputies and not from the heads of blocs. Nassif said, in a statement seen by (range), " thecommittees constitutional amendments and revision of the constitution that was previously formed in the House of Representatives failed and did not achieve any result, including the committee formed under thechairmanship of Sheikh Hamoudi, because it is formed according to the whims of the political blocs were selected its members according to the principal quotas and consensus , without considering the standard ofexperience in the legal and constitutional field and the grounds required by the constitutional amendments. "she added a block reform member of the" repeat previous experiments failed in the selection of members ofthe Committee on constitutional amendments in accordance with the quotas is a lie to the people, what is thebenefit that comes personalities partisan want to check its aims through constitutional amendments and interest from coming the same faces that wrote the Constitution in this way that it is and reviewed it ? ". She stressed Nassif on" the need for the Committee on constitutional amendments of the finds at the same efficiency and capability and has experience of the members of the House and not from the leaders of thepolitical blocs , so as to avoid a repeat of the failure of previous committees. "