Iraq: Holding a parliament session headed by al-Jubouri
Baghdad-Iraq – 30/5/2016
The Iraqi parliament held a session today chaired by Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, after the quorum for the session is complete, in the presence of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi amid differing positions of the political blocs on attending the session.
In response to the invitation of the Iraqi parliament speaker Salim al-Jubouri on holding a comprehensive parliament session, the Iraqi Council of Representatives held today’s session chaired by Salim al-Jubouri, after the quorum for the session is complete, where the positions of the political blocs differed on attending the hearing or not, and perhaps the most prominent position is the position of the Liberal bloc calling for the suspension of participation in this session, has this attitude appeared ahead of the meeting, what made the presidency of the parliament declare that this a consultative session with the continuation of the side consultations with the masses in order to persuade them to attend in order to complete the quorum, where the Liberal bloc’s declaration of attending the hearing was the cause of the hearing before the arrival of the prime minister to the parliament seat.
The meeting included voting on the extension of the legislative term for a month, in addition to the confirmation of the parliamentary support for the liberating operations and their support for the security forces in all its different forms. A number of MPs also called the combined forces to preserve the lives of innocent citizens and their property, where Abbadi announced from inside the dome of the parliament starting the third page of the liberating operations of Fallujah, calling the political blocs to forget about the disagreements and to unite against terrorism, the parliament also condemned the recent bombings in Baghdad and a number of provinces, which affected innocent people.
It is noteworthy that the Reform Front Deputies are still pinning their attendance in the Parliament Sessions until the Constitutional Court issues its decision on the legality of the parliamentary sessions.