Political debate on the law "to determine the state of presidencies" bump up from the parliamentary agenda

Tue Aug 18 2015 22:53 | (Voice of Iraq) - Baghdad

Parliamentary debate on the law "to determine the state of the three presidencies" led it to be lifted from the agenda of Monday's session. This comes at a time when the House of Representatives are busy adapting to reforms undertaken by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

The bill, which sparked widespread controversy, during the last parliamentary session, stuck his head this time after the sending of the Presidency of the Republic to become a "bill" makes it challenged before the courts be difficult, unlike the last time when he was "a proposed law" made ​​by blocks opposes the renewal of the President former Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

Parliament is preparing a draft law on "basic vote" next week. And confirms the parties supportive of the law that will determine the state of the three presidencies and retroactively. It believes that the enactment of the law would end any attempts to uniqueness and exclusivity rule.

The Liberal bloc and the citizen, and Sunni and Kurdish parties, submitted a draft law to block the renewal of the owners, but the Federal Court reversed at a later date.

In this context, says MP Razak Mahabs, told the (range), said that "there are different and multiple perspectives to enact a law defining the mandates of the three presidencies two sessions in a row," adding that "some of the blocks in favor of identifying the three states and the other section stands deduced from this legislation ".

He Mahabs, a deputy from the Badr bloc, said that "the bill for the first reading in the parliament session for the last Monday sparked widespread controversy and controversy between the political blocs, prompting headed by the House of Representatives to postpone the discussion to a meeting next Tuesday to clinching vote either to accept or return it to the government ".

In turn, the Parliamentary Legal Committee emphasizes that "the presidency is sent from the law during the previous period for the legislation," and pointed out that "the law is legitimate and not a proposal, making it difficult to appeal in the Federal Court, as happened last time."

Says Hamdiya al-Husseini, a member of the Legal Committee (range), that "the mandate of presidencies law, if enacted, would apply retroactively applies to people who Tboooa as president, the parliament and the government before and after the entry into force of the law."

Husseini and draws out that "the Constitution defined the mandate of President of the Republic but did not specify a key parliament and the government of the mandate, and thus in line with the Iraqi constitution will define these States through the legislation of a special law," arguing that "the law of the most important legislation governing the duration of the three presidencies."

The adoption of the Presidency of the law that would cut the road in front of the political blocs that seek to appeal in case of its own legislation, as happened in the previous parliamentary session, according to Husseini.

And he describes a coalition of citizen member of the "challenge the law in the previous session came from being a proposal submitted by the blocs," and indicated that "in the previous session there was a decision of the Federal Court to ban the parliament of proposals of laws which led to the repeal of several laws," asserting "The definition of the mandate presidencies law is a project came from the presidency to parliament."

But a coalition of state law, led by Nuri al-Maliki, believes that "there is no substance to determine the constitutionality of the state of my presidency, parliament and the government," and asserts that "US law collides determine the election dues you get the winning bloc as a cancellation of the parliamentary system."

Article 72 of the Constitution reads as follows: "define the mandate of President four years and may be re-elected only for a second term and that the mandate of the President of the Republic expires the end of the House of Representatives cycle," while the Constitution did not provide for identifying a key mandate of the Cabinet and Parliament.

Says Deputy High Nassif (range), that "most of the laws that begin in the House of Representatives is of a political nature," pointing out that "this law appeal before the Federal Court decision will be prohibited and binding".