Parliament votes unanimously on Abadiís reform package
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 12:37

Shafaq News / The Iraqi Parliament has voted unanimously on the reform document presented by the President of the Iraqi government.

The Iraqi parliament speaker ,Salim al- Jubouri has cancelled the electronic voting method and adopted show of hands.

Jubouri has presented the reform package to voting and received full consent of present MPs numbered more than 280.

The Prime Minister , Haider al-Abadi has ordered last Sunday to reduce ministries and independent bodies as well as the cancellation of Vice President and Deputies of Prime Minister posts , cancel the special allocations for presidencies , bodies , state institutions and retirees according to instructions will be issued later.

According to a statement issued by al-Abadi's office based on the requirements of the public interest and based on Article 78 of the Constitution, the President of the Council of Ministers ordered the following:

1.Comprehensive and immediate reduction in the numbers of bodyguards for all state officials including the three presidencies, ministers, MPs , special grades , general managers , governors and members of the provincial councils and those on their grades, and convert the surplus to defense and interior ministries according to subordination of their training and qualification to do their national duties in defense of the homeland and the protection of citizens.

2. Cancel the special provisions for each presidencies, bodies and institutions of the state and retirees according to instructions issued by Prime Minister to take into account the justice and professional competence.

3. Remove all senior positions of independent bodies, agents , Ministries , advisers , general managers from partisan and sectarian quotas, as a professional committee appointed by the Prime Minister would choose candidates in the light of standards of competence and integrity to take advantage of national and international experience in this field and to exempt those who do not have the required conditions.

4. Reduce ministries and agencies to increase efficiency in government work and reduce costs.

5. Cancel the posts of Vice President and the Vice Prime Minister immediately.

The statement noted requesting the Council of Ministers to approve the decisions above and call the parliament to ratify it to enable the Prime Minister to make reforms called for by the supreme religious Marjiyaa and demanded by the citizens in fighting corruption and achieve social justice.