Tlar: Default Jubouri raises the parliament session to next Sunday
Saleem al-Jubouri, head of the House of Representatives portray Mahmoud Raouf
7.8.2014 Long-Presse / Baghdad
The President of the House of Representatives Saleem al-Jubouri, on Thursday, lifting the parliamentary session of the fifth legislative term of the first parliamentary session of the third day to the next Sunday, after the vote on the rules of procedure and the formation of committees to study some of the laws.
A parliamentary source said in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The President of the Council, Salim al-raising, this afternoon, the parliamentary session of the third parliamentary session to the next Sunday,
" noting that "the Council voted on the Legal Committee of temporary special for" legislation, a legal court and the Federal Council of the Union. "
The source, who asked not to be named, said: "The Council also voted on the rules of procedure, and the formation of a committee to study the system and modify it, as well as the vote on the resignation of the governor of Najaf, Adnan al-Zurfi and Environment Minister in the outgoing government, Sargon Saljoh from the membership of parliament.
The Iraqi Council of Representatives, held on Thursday, its fifth of the third parliamentary session chaired by Salim al-Jubouri, and the presence of 167 deputies
as witness the meeting to vote on the rules of procedure of Parliament and the formation of the Legal Committee of the special legal regulation of the Federal Court and the Federation Council, and will ensure that the first reading of the draft law of the Federal Court.
Tlar: The coalition needs to get this issue of the biggest block resolved. The more this drags on the more dangerous Maliki will get. Maliki s going nuts and we already know he has no boundaries of human decency and is capable of threatening, extortion and murder. Come on boys. Bite the bullet and finish this. Put the law on your side. Delaying it only makes it worse and risks success. tlar
Luckylady: I want to ask how long can this go on...but I'm afraid of what the answer will be.
Tlar: Luck, IMO it had better not drag on past Sunday as far as what or who is the largest block. It doesn't bode well for our side if it goes into next week unresolved. The coalition seems to have hit a brick wall. The coalition needs to quit trying to involve the SOL and just cut them off at the knees and have the INA declared the largest block. tlar
Brule: Only one third of the MPs showed up for work.
Jackt: I think they are smarter than this. Maybe I am naive but I keep thinking the Brits are still there coaching them along with a perfect plan....
Tlar: Hey Brule. Really good to see you. Attendance is becoming bad because of the delays. If they get this issue resolved and declare the INA the biggest block, I believe we will see attendance pick back up immediately. The longer they drag this out we are in fear of seeing the momentum lost by everyone, and the Kurds and Sunni's second quessing the Shia coalition as to their ability to pull this off. They need to finish it now. tlar
luckylady tlar, thanks. That's exactly what I fear....this will drag on and on. I can't help but think there is a missing piece to this puzzle that we don't know about as to why the coalition can't or won't move past this issue with the SOL. It just beats all I have ever seen!
Rocko: This issue was already resolved. They should just move on without the SOL. They're not needed.
Dinarblowyourhorn: Generally, we are still pretty much right on time...the little holiday extension to Monday makes Sunday conclusion about par for the course. IMO Maliki is now a forgone conclusion. I don't think there is a political way for him to survive.
He would have to engineer a coup to affect things now and I just don't think he has the clout, weight, or support to pull it off. I reckon patience for the next few days is the better part of wisom. For some reason I do not doubt the will or resolve of the coalition.
I suspec the poor attendence is due to the foreknowledge that the PM candidate was not going to be announced today. There seemed to be just just enough present to get the vital work done and the rest are enjoying a little pause before they come together for the basket of laws type votes (still some committee work going on in preparation it seems). All good in the hood, methinks.
Fishtard: They are becoming the 'laughing stock' of democracy.
rDiddy: I have a procedural question. When the PM nominee is announced, where/how does that happen? Is it in front of the body of parliament, or through an official statement? I guess I'm wondering if the new PM could be named prior to the next session. Thanks to everyone for all of the great commentary the last few days.