Ambiguity in Iraq.. Parliament is looking for replacements for Sadr's deputies

Ambiguity in Iraq.. Parliament is looking for replacements for Sadr's deputies

The attention of Iraqis is directed today, Thursday, to Parliament, which is holding an extraordinary session. The prospect of a political solution and the failure to choose a president for the republic and government.

What about the quorum?

While the expected scene is surrounded by ambiguity and whether The parliamentary quorum will be complete. In principle, according to Iraqi law, it is assumed that the first loser will replace the resigning representatives, each in his district.

Also, Article 59 of the Iraqi constitution stipulates that 165 deputies out of 329, i.e. half, must attend. Plus one, an unresolved number that has been secured until now by the coordination framework (the most prominent opponents of the Sadrist movement, and includes parties loyal to Iran, including the Al-Fateh Alliance and the State of Law coalition headed by Nuri al-Maliki, and others)

أنصار مقتدى الصدر (أرشيفية- أسوشييتد برس)

Supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr (archive – Associated Press)

If the quorum is achieved, the distribution of Seats of representatives of the Sadrist movement led by Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr Which number is 73 against the “Coordination” and other allied with it, which will raise the number of his deputies in Parliament from 80 to 120, according to what was reported by the “Kalwadha” Center for Studies and Measurement of Iraqi Public Opinion.

Except Many observers believe that even with this change, the process of forming a government or electing a president may take a long time, especially since the position of al-Sadr's allies is still the same. (33 deputies), the Sovereignty Alliance, which includes Sunni blocs headed by

Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi (49 deputies), the “Save the Nation” coalition, but the latter Despite having a majority in the House of Representatives, for months, he was unable to elect a president or form a new government, because the framework adhered to the blocking third, which was rejected by the Sadrist movement.