Sadrists: Presidency of the House agree to hold emergency meeting
24/10/2011 14:43

Baghdad, October 24 / October (Rn) - A free block in the Iraqi Council of Representatives and of the Sadrist movement for the approval of the Presidency of the Council of Representatives on a request to hold an emergency session of the Council to discuss the demands of the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq.

Sadr, who was recently put forward three conditions on the government to postpone the demonstration "millions" claim to provide services, which was the appointment of 50 thousand people and the distribution of a share of oil money to citizens in addition to continuing processing of the civil fuel generators.

The head of the block are free to the House of Representatives MP Bahaa al-Araji, told a news conference held at the House of Representatives Monday, "Following the submission of a request signed by 50 MPs to hold an emergency session of the Council of Representatives and approved by the Presidency on demand, and identified a third day of next month as the date for holding the emergency meeting" .

Sadr has called yesterday to hold an emergency parliamentary session to discuss the demands of its leader, al-Sadr and the U.S. withdrawal from the country.

Araji said that "the request made to the Presidency, includes three main points which discuss sections of the federal budget for 2012 in the presence of Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi in addition to discussing the withdrawal of U.S. troops announced by President Obama, who will be the end of this year as well as discuss the Turkish incursion into Iraqi territory and abuses neighboring countries to Iraqi sovereignty. "

Plans Sadrists put the demands of their leader in a session of Representatives when discussing the terms of the budget next year, which suggests government figures it will be 131 trillion Iraqi dinars (about $ 112 billion), up 36% from the current year budget and a deficit of 23.3 trillion Iraqi dinars (20 billion dollars .)

Araji said, "fear of not responding to call emergency meeting held by some members of parliament on the grounds that most of them purports to perform the Hajj and others are on vacation outside the country, so we call on all MPs to complete the quorum for a meeting."

Under article 28 of the Rules of Procedure of the House of Representatives may request the Prime Minister and President of the Republic as well as 50 deputies the right to convene a parliamentary session during the recess of the Council quarterly, provided that the subject is discussed in an emergency and calls for the interference of the House of Representatives.

The House of Representatives held its first meeting on June 13 in 2010, and began in the tenth month of the current legislative recess will last for days, during which 70 deputies lead the Hajj at the expense of the state.