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04/25/2015 (00:01 pm)
A bill to install replacements Maliki, Allawi and al-Mutlaq in the House of Representatives
BAGHDAD / Mohammad Sabah
In an effort to shut the doors of the appeal made by the 35 deputies unlikely, political blocs submitted an application to modify the replacement of members of the House of Representatives Chairman of the block grant the right to choose alternative apart from the number of votes or even constituency.
And got the (long) on the draft, very succinct than 3 lines, to modify the replacement of members of the House of Representatives, and bear the signatures of 50 MPs from various political blocs.
According to parliamentary sources said the aim of this amendment is to keep the replacements blocs, which took over sensitive political positions and specifically replacements leaders Nuri al-Maliki and Ayad Allawi and Saleh al-Mutlaq, in addition to the replacements of some ministers Khasin Shahristani Bayan Jabr and others.
The, the draft amendment to the Act, a rare political consensus between the intersecting political blocs in the political and parliamentary orientations.
The pay decision judiciary to cancel the membership of five MPs, last March, tens MPs to challenge the membership of dozens of their colleagues, while deputies spoke they now attend the meetings are and alternates at the same time, the number of members of the House of Representatives may raise to 332 deputies.
announced the Federal Supreme Court, last month, that the decisions regarding the replacement of members of the House of Representatives issued in accordance with law, tight to be replaced by the same entity and maintain.
They pointed out that "Law No. (6) omitted how to choose a variant of the entity, so I went the Federal Supreme Court in its decisions to implement the provisions of the House of Representatives Election Law No. (45) for the year 2013 which was released later on the Law of the replacement of members the House of Representatives. "
The draft amendment reads as follows:
1. The text of paragraph (1) of Article (2) and replaced by the following:
(called the head of the electoral list alternative candidate for the member replaced).
2. This law applies, starting from the third session of the Council of Iraqi parliament.
In this context, a member excluded that says "current replacement law is illegal after refuted by the Federal Court in several decisions," stressing that "the true criterion for the selection of the bench is the number of votes as stipulated in the constitutional article 38, which states to respect the will of the voters. "
He adds Haider al-Mawla, in a statement to the "long", that "there is a political will want to circumvent the Federal Court decisions, and resulted in the submission of the request carries the signatures of 50 deputies to the President of the House of Representatives to amend Article II of the replacement of members of the law to allow Prime mass or entity to choose alternative regardless of the votes obtained by. "
He continued Mawla, a member unlikely for Maysan province, saying "specific Amaeijer to the process of replacing the House of Representatives as stipulated in Law No. 6 of 2006, which gives the bloc the right to choose the alternative candidate, provided that it is bloc entity and maintain opening the way to having a lot of suspicions.
" And decided the Federal High Court, on 16 \ 12 \ 2014, non-membership of a bench of Representatives Health, confirmed that the vacant seat awarded to the candidate who received the highest number of votes out of respect for freedom of choice of the voter.
For his part, MP Arshad al-Salihi, head of the Turkmen Front, said that " political blocs is not serious to amend the replacement law because some blocks believes it would be disadvantaged in the replacement process, so the amendment needs more time to mature. "
He said Salhi, a member of the legal committee member, "long", "The amendment to the law has become an important order from To avoid any disputes that may arise between the House of Representatives or the political blocs and entities, "but stressed that" it needs more time to reach an agreement. "
turn says Karim Alabtan, MP for the National coalition led by Iyad Allawi, the "replacement Law in force respect not open a closed list system. "
He said Alabtan "long" by saying "got confusion in the interpretation of the process of replacing the members," adding that "the signatures that keep some of the characters collected goal in the House of Representatives."
According to Article (52 / I), the House of Representatives. " decide on the membership of its members, health, within thirty days from the date of filing an objection, a two-thirds majority of its members, and may be challenged in the Board's decision to the Federal Supreme Court, within thirty days from the date of issue. "
In the same context, detect early parliamentary source for the "long" for " the existence of a political agreement between the parliamentary blocs to amend replace members of the law and submit it to the House of Representatives in the coming sessions. "
The source, who preferred anonymity, that "the House of Representatives who are meant to keep them in the House of Representatives and not to keep them away, they are an alternative Vice President Nuri al-Maliki ( Hassan Sinead), and alternative Vice President Iyad Allawi (Adnan
Aldenbos), and alternative Vice President Saleh al-Mutlaq, the Council of Ministers (Zaid al-Janabi),
and alternative Higher Education Minister Hussein al-Shahristani (Mohammed al-Shammari), and alternative and Labor Minister Mohammed Xiaa Sudanese (full Zaidi), and alternative Interior Minister Mohammed Ghaban (denominator bonded), and Alternative Transport Minister Bayan Jabr (Leila Khafaji), and alternative health minister (Iman al-Fadhli). "
It describes the source of this proposal as a "clear wrap on incoming voter through the politicization of things and fill the vacant seats by dealmaking between some of these political blocs and among its members who are buying their seats. "