A committee to amend the constitution .. and "core issues" need to agree Asir 10/21
A committee to amend the constitution .. and the "core issues" need to agree Asir
10/21/2015 0 Comments
House of Representatives began the formation of an ad hoc committee of constitutional amendments, despite the failure of similar committees in accomplishing its tasks after nearly 10 years on the approval of the permanent Iraqi constitution. Congress acknowledged the difficulty of the Commission's work, stressing that the core issues in the Iraqi constitution need a consensus can not be difficult to expect in such circumstances experienced by Iraq. He predicted that the new House of Representatives Committee is facing a similar fate to the one who faced the committees formed for the same purpose. He called on House Speaker Saleem al-Jubouri, presided over the session on Monday, the parliamentary blocs to nominate he described as "appropriate" for the formation of a committee to consider re-writing the constitution to provide paragraphs adjustable.
States (Article 142) of the Constitution reads as follows:
First - the House of Representatives forms at the beginning of its work a committee of its members representing the components of the main Iraqi society, its mission to report to the House of Representatives, within a period not to exceed four months, includes the recommendation of the necessary amendments that could be made to the Constitution, and replace the Commission after the decision on its proposals.
Second, the proposed amendments presented by the Commission and one on the House of Representatives for a vote batch is approved with the agreement of the absolute majority of the members of the Council.
Third: The articles amended by the House of Representatives and as stated in item (ii) of this article on the people for a referendum on them, within a period not exceeding two months from the date of approval of the amendment in the House of Representatives.
Fourth: The referendum on the amended materials, successful approval of the majority of voters, and if not rejected by two-thirds of voters in three or more governorates.
Fifth: The exception contained in this article of the provisions of Article (126) concerning the amendment of the Constitution, until the completion of the decision on the amendments set forth in this article.
The leader of the Supreme Council Hamoudi presided over the work of the constitutional amendments completed its work, during the previous session, but political differences have prevented the amendments put to a referendum.
MP says Imad John, Rapporteur of the Presidency of the Council of Representatives, said that "the demonstrators religious authority and political blocs have become demanding conduct of some articles of the Constitution constitutional amendments," pointing out that "the Presidency of the House of Representatives called for the formation of a new parliamentary committee to rework some of the paragraphs."
John admitted, in an interview (range), to "having difficulty in amending some provisions of the articles of the Constitution in light of the circumstances that surround Iraq," he expected that the parliamentary committee is facing difficulties because of work need a political consensus.
It reviews the most prominent Christian MP paragraphs to be modified, which include materials that talk about "formation of the government and the enactment of some laws within the legislative power, as well as the political system, and a link to independent bodies, natural resources and management."
On the other hand confirms MP Abbas al-Bayati, a member of the National Alliance, that "the Iraqi constitution constitutions classified as rigid and inflexible, unlike the constitutions of some countries that are modified in ways that easy and simple."
He said al-Bayati, told the (range), that "the formation of a committee by the House of Representatives to amend the Constitution does not mean we can accomplish these amendments in light of security and economic conditions during the current parliamentary session."
He MP for the State of Law bloc to be "incompatible to amend some paragraphs to be modified political blocs," stressing "the inability to pass or modify the materials belong to a certain category of before the new parliamentary committee."
Al-Bayati and draws out that "the different materials around points remained controversial since the period of writing the Constitution and to this day," likely that "The Committee shall make amendments in the Constitution on some sites and not verbal content."
And it excludes a member of the Constitution Drafting Committee that "the prejudice to the constitutional issues that talk about the distribution of wealth and powers large and small bloc that form the government," stressing that the parliamentary committee would be unable to modify.
He continues, the National Alliance MP said that "the component of the Sunni demands, for example, for changes to the powers of the Prime Minister while the National Alliance calls to reconsider the issue of the formation of regions," adding that "these requests can not be modified in the light of the current circumstances in Iraq."
It confirms al-Bayati said "the prime minister democracy and modify these powers is a coup for democracy", stressing that "to amend the constitution needs to be a natural and peaceful setting conditions is experienced by Iraq in the current circumstances."
In turn, says MP Hassan Turan, a member of the legal committee, said that "Parliament drawer in parliamentary sessions, and according to Article 142 of the Constitution, which require him to form a committee to make some constitutional amendments and display it in a referendum."
He said Tauran, told the (range), that "the parliamentary committee charged with amending some provisions of the constitution failed in the previous two sessions to reach compromise solutions on the amendments to be applied."
He said the legal committee member, said, "Any amendment to any material or materials you need to prepare a two-thirds vote by a majority of the House of Representatives and then submitted to the referendum."
Turan predicted that hinder the work of the current problems faced by the former Committee of the Parliamentary Committee.