Parliament holds an emergency session on Monday to vote on the Allawi government
Shafaq News / The official Iraqi News Agency reported on Friday that Parliament will hold an emergency session next Monday to vote on granting confidence to the government of Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi.
The agency quoted unnamed sources as saying that “the parliament will hold an extraordinary session next Monday after sending a letter from Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi requesting the session be held.”
She added that the session also comes at the request of the members of the House of Representatives, which amounted to 76 signatures and more and according to the provisions of Article 58 of the Constitution, the special session must be held to vote on the ministerial curriculum and the government booth for the commissioner Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi.
A source close to Allawi had revealed to Shafak News, that the latter had invited members of Parliament to attend at exactly six o’clock in the evening to the government palace to inform them of his government program and the curriculum vitae of the candidates for the portfolios.
Allawi announced, on Wednesday, that he has completed the selection of his government, which he said consists of independent ministers who are competent away from the influence of the parties, calling on parliament to hold a session next Monday to give it confidence.
The caretaker head, Adel Abdel-Mahdi, wrote a letter to Parliament, Thursday, inviting him to hold an emergency session on Monday to give confidence to the government of his successor.
However, passing the government will not be easy, given that Allawi did not reach understandings with the delegation of the Kurdistan Region, as well as prominent Sunni powers as well as Christians regarding his prospective government.