Shafaq News/ The Federal Supreme Court (the highest judicial authority in Iraq) failed for the third time in a row this week to issue a ruling in the case of dissolving the House of Representatives.
A judicial source told Shafak News Agency, that the Federal Court raises its session in the cases of dissolving the House of Representatives and sets next Wednesday as a date for issuing the decision.
The Federal Court was scheduled to issue its ruling in that case yesterday, Wednesday, 31 August, but it was postponed to the first day of the month of September.
The Federal Court had set August 30 as the date to consider the Sadrist movement’s lawsuits to dissolve parliament, but it postponed its decision due to the disruption of official working hours and the curfew against the backdrop of the bloody clashes that occurred in the heavily fortified Green Zone in the center of the capital, Baghdad.
Nassar al-Rubaie, Secretary-General of the Sadrist bloc, had filed a lawsuit against the President of the Republic, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, to rule to dissolve the House of Representatives for its fifth session, and to oblige the President of the Republic to set a date for holding legislative elections in accordance with the provisions of Article 64/second of the Constitution.
The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, had called on the Supreme Judicial Council to dissolve parliament within a period not exceeding the twentieth of this month, and assigning the President of the Republic to set a date for early elections, but the Council responded to al-Sadr’s request to dissolve parliament, saying: “He does not have this authority.” .
The content of the lawsuit deals with accusations of failing to elect a President of the Republic and violating the constitutional deadlines for forming the new government.