Iraqi President Fuad Masum has issued a decree calling for the House of Representatives to convene next Monday, paving the way for MPs to elect a new government.
The call for the parliament comes after the ratification of the Federal Court on the results of the elections held on May 12 last.
A statement issued by the presidency that infallible held dialogues with all political forces on the speed of resolving their understandings to achieve the constitutional benefits arising from the convening of the House of Representatives.
The first session of parliament will be chaired by Mohamed Ali Zinni, 79 years old as the oldest deputy. Under the constitution, the president of the council and his deputies will be elected after the performance of the oath and knowledge of the blocs of the House of Representatives.
In accordance with the law of the provisions of candidacy for the post of President of the Republic, the candidacy for this position is open three days after the election of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The Constitution requires the election of the President of the Republic within one month in accordance with the procedures stipulated in the law of the provisions of candidature for this position.
And within fifteen days of the election of the President of the Republic to assign the leader of the largest bloc to form a government, and the taxpayer to submit its government program and its ministerial staff within a month of his mandate.
The Independent High Electoral Commission in Iraq called on all parties, coalitions and successful candidates to register the new parliamentary alliances, following the approval of the Council of the Commission on the procedures and forms for the process of forming political alliances parliamentary.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the leader of the 42-seat Al-Nasr coalition, has joined forces with a list led by the prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (54 seats) and the national led by Iyad Allawi (21 seats) and wisdom Headed by Ammar al-Hakim (19 seats).
In contrast, the former Prime Minister and leader of the list of state law Nuri al-Maliki (26 seats) with the opening list headed by Hadi Amiri (48 seats).
Large Kurdish lists and a bloc of Sunni (Sunni) forces remain in the middle position, and so far have not decided to join any of the two major Shiite alliances. Because of the proportional electoral system, one list can not obtain the absolute majority.
It is noteworthy that the Iraqi parliamentary elections took place on May 12 last, and announced the Commission days after the results of electronic screening, but the outgoing parliament decided on June 6, the re-counting of the manual counting of votes after the political blocs and the government that “serious violations” And “manipulations” accompanied the election. The recount of practical votes delayed three months, but did not result in much difference from the preliminary results.
The uncertainty over the composition of the new government has raised tensions at a time of growing public discontent over the poor state of basic services, high unemployment and slow pace of post-war reconstruction of the Islamic state.