The first session of the new Iraqi parliament has been delayed several times; The "Sadrians" came in shrouds

Young journalists club

News ID: 55398
Asia » Asia
Publish Date: 13:05 - 09 January 2022
Sunday, 9 January 2022 (YJC)_ The first session of the new Iraqi parliament, after much deliberation, will be held today in accordance with the decree issued by the president, during which the candidates for the presidency of the parliament and his two deputies will be announced while swearing in the new deputies.

The first session of the new Iraqi parliament has been delayed several times; The The first session of the new Iraqi parliament was scheduled to take place at 11:00 a.m. Baghdad time today on the orders of Iraqi President Barham Saleh, which has been delayed by half an hour in two stages until the news is ready. This meeting will take place this evening.

Ten days ago, Iraqi President Barham Saleh issued a statement calling on the new members of parliament to hold their first session on November 9, 2022.

The communiqué stated that according to the constitution and the decision of the federal court to approve the result of the parliamentary elections, the first session of the parliament should be held on January 9, 2022.

Iraqi media published pictures of the presence of representatives of various Sunni, Kurdish and Shiite currents and political groups, and wrote that representatives of the Sadr faction arrived in the parliament building today with shrouds, and that various political groups were consulting within a faction before the official start of the first parliamentary session. That's why the meeting was delayed again.

At 11:30 a.m. local time today, it was announced that the meeting had been delayed for another half an hour. Today's session of the parliament, chaired by Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, is scheduled to begin with the winning representatives of this round of elections and the Sunni speaker of the parliament, during which the new deputies will be sworn in and the candidates for the presidency and his two deputies will be announced.

Accordingly, as of this morning, the victorious deputies in the recent Iraqi parliamentary elections have arrived at the parliament building to attend the meeting.

Representatives of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) faction held their first meeting, chaired by Hoshyar Zebari, and the Doleh al-Qanun faction held its first meeting, chaired by Atwan al-Atwani. Meanwhile, the opposition announced that it has separated from the "Reform of the Homeland" faction and will participate in today's meeting as an independent faction.

Former Iraqi parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi also consulted with lawmakers today before the start of the session.

Representatives of the "Extension" movement, which emerged from the October 2019 protests, also held a symbolic rally in Baghdad's Tahrir Square before entering parliament, and then drove to the parliament building in "Tokutuk" cars, which symbolize the October protests.

Your Comment