84 Policy 08/30/2020 17:05
Baghdad today – Baghdad
Today, Sunday, a member of the Crisis Cell in the House of Representatives, Abbas Aliwi, revealed that the number of MPs infected with Coronavirus is increasing on a daily basis.
Abbas Aliwi said, in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that “until now there is no official and accurate figure for the number of MPs infected with the emerging Corona virus, but the number is not small and it is on the rise daily.”
A member of the Crisis Cell in Parliament stated that “the House of Representatives will resume holding sessions at the beginning of next month.”
The deputy of the Saeron Alliance, Riyadh Al-Masoudi, commented on Thursday (August 27, 2020), on the impact of the Corona virus on the quorum for holding the Iraqi parliament sessions, while noting that the importance of the agenda is what determines the completion of the quorum.
Al-Masoudi said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that “the Iraqi parliament will reconvene on the fifth of next month, and with certainty that the Corona virus will have an impact on the issue of whether or not the representatives will attend, especially with the presence of dozens of infections among the parliamentarians and their protection. Parliament staff. “
He added, “Representatives’ attendance at the next parliamentary sessions also depends on the importance of the session’s agenda. If the schedule is important, and important laws are voted on, such as the election law or the Federal Court, and others, then surely there will be a quorum for the purpose of passing them, but if the schedule is without Importantly, the majority of MPs will not attend, especially with the fear of infection with the Coronavirus. “
The spread of the Corona virus in Iraq contributed to stopping the holding of Parliament’s sessions, for fear of the spread of the coronavirus in the halls of parliament, and the infection of parliamentarians, especially after more than 50 deputies were infected with the virus, and the death of the head of the Parliamentary Education Committee, Ghaida Kambash.
And a member of the Parliamentary Legal Committee, Hussein Al-Aqabi, said, Tuesday (August 04, 2020), that Parliament has stopped holding its sessions due to the spread of the Corona virus in the country and the infection of more than 50 deputies with the virus, indicating that the resumption of holding sessions is an imperative to finish the election law and initiate Distribute electoral districts.
Al-Aqabi said in an interview with (Baghdad Today) that “the work mechanism requires holding sessions outside the official framework and the completion of electoral districts does not necessarily need to hold formal parliamentary sessions,” indicating that “it may take place through meetings between the political blocs, the legal committee and those concerned, and an agreement is reached through it.” Mechanism for distributing constituencies and holding formal sessions for voting afterwards. “
He added, “Parliament stopped holding its sessions due to the spread of the Corona virus in the country and the high level of risk, as well as the infection of more than 50 deputies with the virus, which necessitated stopping the resumption of the sessions, but now the holding of sessions has become an imperative to start completing the election law.”
A member of the Parliamentary Legal Committee continued, “The presence of seriousness in passing the election law and agreeing to a compromise solution in the districts may need two weeks to resolve the law, indicating that the political blocs are ready to hold the elections and the issue of propaganda does not need time, but the main issue remains is the protection of the electoral fund and the will of the voter.” And to address the great dilemma that we fear from parties that have sway and influence over the electoral centers. “