Abadi comprehensive reform steps to cancel the senior positions constitutional procedure

8/10/2015 0:00

Parliamentary Legal stresses need for parliamentary approval

BAGHDAD - morning

Differing legal interpretations on the reforms taken by the Prime Minister yesterday, which was ratified by the Council of Ministers extraordinary session, while the Legal Committee of Parliament announced that the abolition of positions of major Congress of the Republic and the Minister needs to the House vote, a legal expert stressed that this decisions do not need at all to the approval of Parliament being of his constitutional powers.

Legal Committee member Ibtisam Hilali explained, in a press statement, that "the Prime Minister's decision to cancel the positions of major Congress of the Republic and the Minister was brave," indicating that "the powers of the prime minister to take such a decision."

She added Hilali that "the decision needs to be a parliamentary vote inside the Dome of the House of Representatives to become effective", and as likely to "see the next parliament session, put government reform measures including the abolition of positions of major Congress of the Republic and the ministers," showed that "like such decisions require a simple majority."

While the MP for the Bloc Mohammed Mayahi intercept any block or a political party on the decisions of the prime minister Haider al-Abadi recent pro-reform as a "political suicide", calling for a travel ban on the characters that have been canceled their posts and accused of corruption, "explaining that" the people will will not have mercy on those who would stand in general reforms, "expected" the House of Representatives vote on the resolutions Abadi faster than vote on the choice of the current government. "

For his part, saw the legal expert Tareq Harb that the decisions reducing its government and the abolition of the top positions do not need at all to the approval of Parliament being one of the powers of the President of the Constitutional Minister, noting that "these decisions do not also need to be approved by the Council of Ministers."

war added, in a press statement, he said that "very little part of some of these decisions require a legal amendment, but most of them does not require a legal amendment or a law," stressing that it "does not need final approval from the House of Representatives or the Council of Ministers."

Among the legal expert said, "In general, these orders were issued correspond with the Prime Minister powers contained in Article 78 of the Constitution in his capacity as responsible for public policy and Chief Executive Officer in the state."

On a related matter, will provide the abolition of positions to the state budget of more than six billion Iraqi dinars, according to a member of the parliamentary finance committee Masood Haider, who explained that the salaries par for these deputies up to 250 million Iraqi dinars per month, describing the Prime Minister's decision Petrhik government as well as the cancellation of the posts of Vice the President and the Cabinet as a "bold step and break the political quotas."

Haidar between that "there is an enormous number of protections for these deputies," explaining that "nominal salary of the deputies month up to 250 million Iraqi dinars".