889 Policy 12/31/2021 20:14
Baghdad today – Baghdad
Today, Friday, the Iraqi legal expert, Ali Al-Tamimi, revealed the details of what will take place during the first session of the Iraqi Parliament.
Al-Tamimi said, in a statement to (Baghdad Today), that “the first session of the new parliament is held under the chairmanship of the oldest member, where the 329 members take the constitutional oath in accordance with Article 50 of the constitution before the President of the Supreme Judicial Council, in which the speaker and his two deputies are elected by secret ballot. The direct and the absolute majority, that is, half of the total number plus one, and the session cannot remain open according to the Federal Court’s decision 55 of 2010, but the foregoing must be settled.”
And he indicated that “after the election of the speaker of parliament and his two deputies by direct secret ballot, the new parliament speaker takes the podium and calls for nomination for the position of the president of the republic, provided that the new president of the republic is elected within 30 days of the first session by a two-thirds majority in the first round and a majority of votes in the second round in accordance with Articles 70 and 72 of the Constitution”.
He added that “the first session can be postponed, if necessary, for days and not keep it open in accordance with Article 22 of the Parliament’s rules of procedure.”