Baghdad / Obelisk: Mass demonstrations started in Tahrir Square, on Friday, calling for the presidents and the parliament to step down.
The demonstrators raised slogans against Barham Salih and Muhammad Al-Halbousi, while the obelisk monitored the slogans saying: #Halbousi_Barham_Ajjak_Al-Surra ..
To coincide with this, 150 deputies in the Iraqi Council of Representatives demanded from the Supreme Federal Court to dismiss and dismiss the President of the Republic, Barham Saleh, from his position as President of the Republic on charges of violating the constitution and not assigning the largest number of parliamentary bloc candidates during the period of (15) days.
The deputies directed the (150) official letters to the President of the Federal Court, in which they demanded “to file a lawsuit against the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, for violating the constitution in Article (67)”.
The deputies added that “Saleh violated the constitution because he did not commit to assigning the candidate of the most numerous bloc within a period that does not exceed (15) days, and his creation of the idea of excluding holidays from the constitutional period,” stressing the need to “remove him and relieve him of his position as President of the Republic”, hoping for “the Federal Court Complete the legal procedures to convict Saleh, and allow the parliament to complete the rest of the procedures. ”
In agreement with the political blocs, the President postponed the nomination of the Prime Minister to next Sunday, after it was supposed to name a candidate to head the government last Thursday.
To that, bloggers in the instant messaging criticized Barham Saleh’s meeting with American officials, considering that he had received dictates from Washington to pass the candidate that the American administration wanted.
On Friday, December 20, 2019, the deputy of the Sadqoun Parliamentary Bloc, Uday Awad, revealed that he had collected signatures to remove President Barham Saleh from his post, on charges of treason, perjury and violating the constitution.
Awad said in a press statement, read by the “obelisk”, that “the president of the republic has perjured the oath and did not respect constitutional times,” noting that “the president’s primary duty is to protect the constitution and its prestige.”
The President of the Republic is accused of defrauding constitutional timing, and he has not named a prime minister despite the end of the constitutional deadline.
President Saleh extended the constitutional deadline for two days, claiming that it is counted from the date of the letter of assignment reaching him, not from the date of its issuance by Parliament, and it was agreed between him and the political forces that the constitutional deadline relates to official working days only, and does not count with the weekend (Friday And Saturday), and as a result, determine the end of the period next Sunday.