Al-Kaabi talks about a precedent for the Allawi government’s confidence-giving session

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Hassan Al-Kaabi


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Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi

02/26/2020 13:05:13

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Shafaq News / First Deputy Speaker of Parliament Hassan Al-Kaabi said on Wednesday that the parliament session on granting confidence to the government of Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi will be public and will set a precedent for the first time.

In a statement received to Shafak News, Al-Kaabi said, “The government curriculum and CVs of the candidates were sent to the cabinet before the session to give confidence to the new government,” noting that “this is happening for the first time in the history of Iraqi governments.”

He added that “all the members of the House of Representatives were briefed on the biographies of the candidates,” explaining that “the committee formed under his chairmanship discussed the government curriculum and expressed its observations and recommendations to the designated president, who on his part expressed his willingness to include and adhere to it within the ministerial curriculum of his government.”

Al-Kaabi described the parliament session to be held tomorrow, Thursday, as “a hundred percent democracy”, noting that “the vote will be public, so that the Iraqi people will inform their representatives in choosing their cabinet, and the voting options will be completely free.”

Al-Kaabi expressed his hope that, after obtaining the confidence of the House of Representatives, the designated president and his government would pledge to restore the prestige of the state and the democratic system, achieve the demands of the Iraqi people, and proceed with early and fair elections.

Parliament is scheduled to hold an emergency session tomorrow, Thursday, to consider whether or not to give confidence to the Allawi government.

For the government to obtain the confidence of Parliament, an absolute majority (50 percent + 1) is required for the number of members present (not the total number) to grant confidence.

Allawi, a former communications minister, has the support of prominent Shiite forces, headed by the Sadrist movement led by Sadr and the “Al-Fatah” coalition led by Hadi al-Amiri.

However, he faces protests from prominent Kurdish and Sunni political forces, as well as the popular movement, which demands an independent personality far from subordination to parties and abroad.

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