Parliament postpones amnesty amendment and reads law for parliamentary elections

2017/05/24 (00:01 PM) - Number of readings: 130 - Number (3931)

Baghdad / Range

The House of Representatives ended yesterday, the first reading of the draft law the first amendment to the law of the elections of the House of Representatives, while postponing the vote on the draft amendment to the first law of amnesty.
Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri announced the completion of the formalities of six requests for questioning.

This came during the session of the House of Representatives thirty-sixth held on Tuesday, headed by Jubouri and attended by 170 deputies, according to a statement.

The session witnessed the vote on a draft law to include the Judicial Institute to the Supreme Judicial Council with the aim of linking the Judicial Institute with the Higher Judicial Council as the body responsible for the preparation of judges and prosecutors.
The Council also proceeded to vote on the draft reform of the inmates and depositors, to be completed at a later session after the quorum.

During the session, MP Amer al-Khuzai, chairman of the committee of experts on the selection of the Electoral Commission Council, said that the committee "after intensive meetings completed the completion of the first phase to sort the candidates of the number of 118 candidates." "The legislative holiday will be invested to send letters to the relevant state institutions on the eligibility of candidates for membership of the Commission."

The Speaker of the Parliament directed the Committee to continue its work during the legislative holiday in order to interview the candidates and sort the names of candidates for membership of the Council of the Electoral Commission.

In the course of the session, the Speaker of Parliament revealed that "the House of Representatives 6 requests for questioning fulfilled its formal procedures."

Al-Jubouri added that "the issue of Asanid revolutions around the question of granting the Minister questioned whether or not," noting that "the House of Representatives submitted to the Federal Court an inquiry on the grounds and mandatory sent to the minister questioned, and the decision of the Federal Court that the requirements to answer questions asked the Minister questioned to provide questions And the documents and documents, on which the interrogation was based, to keep the origin of the evidence and evidence in the treasury of the House of Representatives.

Jubouri said that "the presidency of the Council will send all the questions to the interrogators for the purpose of scheduling dates for questioning," stressing that "the House of Representatives is committed to hold the interrogators to be informed of the person questioned with the basil provided to him."

The parliament also postponed the vote on the first amendment to the general amnesty law No. (27) for the year 2016. The parliament also ended the first reading of the draft law of the first amendment to the law of elections of the Iraqi Council of Representatives No. (45) for the year 2013 submitted by the Legal Committee.

In the meantime, MP Ammar Tohma, head of the Virtue bloc, criticized the version sent by the government to the law of parliamentary elections, considering that it is in the interest of large lists.

"It was supposed to be read the draft election law sent by the Presidency of the Republic instead of the draft law submitted by the government on the basis of Article (123) of the rules of procedure, which provided that the project is not true to The competent committees and then read it if it is preceded by a law dealing with the same subject, the elections. "

The head of the Virtue bloc said that "the law of the Presidency of the Republic included a way to distribute seats more realistic and contribute to the expansion of political participation and stimulate the increase in the participation rate in the elections," noting that "the adoption of the mechanism of distribution of seats on the highest vote of the candidates by (50% Of the seats in the constituency. "

MP Ammar Tohma said that "the same project of the government included in some paragraphs the replacement of members and the distribution of seats within the list one of the highest voice among the candidates is further evidence on the reality of this proposal and achieve justice to a higher rate than the government project."