Al-Halbousi: The resignation of the representatives of the Sadrist bloc has become a “window”

Al-Halbousi: The resignation of the representatives of the Sadrist bloc has become a “window”

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi confirmed, on Monday, from Amman, that the resignation of the deputies of the Sadrist bloc led by Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is effective, and they will be succeeded by those who came after them in the number of votes in Elections.

Al-Halbousi said in a joint press conference with his Jordanian counterpart, Abdul Karim Al-Daghmi, “The membership of any member of the House of Representatives immediately ends upon submitting the resignation, death or participation in an executive work, and therefore The (resignation of members of the Sadrist bloc) does not require a vote.” The Iraqi Council of Representatives. The House of Representatives’ vote on the resignation of members of it is “limited to three cases only: the first is to challenge the validity of membership, the second is a grave breach of the rules of electoral conduct, and the third is for the representative to exceed the permissible absence limit,” noting that these cases do not apply to resignations.

However, Iraqi analysts and politicians believe that the resignation must be approved in the House of Representatives.

Regarding the next step, Al-Halbousi said, “We will proceed with the legal procedures, according to the election law. and electoral work mechanisms, the losers will be compensated n (those who received the higher number of votes) in each electoral district instead of the ladies and gentlemen of the Sadrist bloc, who unfortunately resigned.”

The Iraqi electoral law states that, when The resignation of a deputy, who takes the position of the resigned representative with the second largest number of votes in his constituency.

Al-Halbousi said, “The next steps may go quickly. We seek to form a government in which the political forces will bear responsibility for its outcomes and management, and the assessment will remain before the people.” October 2021. Al-Sadr described the step as “a sacrifice from me for the sake of the homeland and the people to rid them of an unknown fate.”

On Sunday, Al-Halbousi announced the acceptance of the resignations, saying in a tweet on “Twitter.” “We reluctantly accepted the requests of our brothers and sisters, the Sadrist bloc's representatives, to resign from the Iraqi parliament.” In a country where the majority of political parties own armed factions.

The early parliamentary elections in the fall of 2021 came as an attempt by the government to make concessions to the street, after unprecedented demonstrations in the country in 2019, which were repressed Shadeed, 600 people were killed.

The next government

Eight months after the legislative elections that did not produce a clear majority, But back it up The size of the bloc of representatives loyal to Iran, the main political parties in the country are still unable to agree on the next government.

Parliament also failed three times to elect a president.

Al-Halbousi had commented on the Sadrist bloc’s deputies submitting their resignations under the guidance of the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr in a tweet on “Twitter” that “in response to Muqtada al-Sadr’s desire, we reluctantly accepted the requests of our brothers and sisters, the representatives of the Sadrist bloc to resign from the Iraqi parliament

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