Tag Archives: Iraqi Parliament

Al-Halboosi invites leaders of the political parties to a round table

Parliament Speaker Muhammad Al-Halboosi on Wednesday called on the political forces to sit at one table to find a way out of the current political crisis. Al-Halboosi’s media office said in a statement, “Al-Halboosi stressed, during today’s parliament session, the need for a comprehensive political solution in which everyone should …

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Al-Halboosi’s resignation rejected in a vote of confidence

A majority of 222 Iraqi lawmakers voted to reject the resignation of speaker Mohammad al-Halboosi, the latter’s bureau said in a brief press release on Wednesday. According to the press release, only 13 of the 235 parliamentarians, who attended the session presided by deputy speaker Shakhwan Abdullah, approved al-Halboosi’s resignation.

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Iraqi Parliament expresses concern over human rights violations in prisons

The Parliamentary Human Rights Committee expressed today great concern over “the violations taking place in Iraqi prisons and detention centers.” Committee member Qusai Al-Shabki said, “We do not know the death circumstances of inmates in Nasiriyah Central Prison (Al-Hout), nor the citizen who died during interrogation in the Basra Anti-crime …

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The Iraqi parliament: the finance minister does not cooperate

The Parliamentary Finance Committee pledged, on Saturday, to question Finance Minister Ali Allawi for not cooperating with it. The committee’s reporter, Ahmed Al-Saffar, said, “The government works as it has all legislative powers, and is not interested of no having the general budget.” He added that “the Minister of Finance …

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Al-Fatah submits a request to host Al-Kadhimi in the parliament

Al-Fatah Parliamentary Bloc announced, on Tuesday, that a request has been submitted to Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, to host him in the council of Representatives, to discuss “violating Iraqi sovereignty”. MP Muhammad al-Baldawi said, “the discussion will include the most prominent files, such as the government’s position regarding the violation …

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The parliament resumes its sessions this week

The representative of Al-Sadiqoun parliamentary bloc, Fadel Al-Fatlawi, announced today, Sunday, that the Presidency of the Parliament will set a date for this week to resume its sessions. Al-Fatlawi said, “multiple political blocs in addition to MPs have submitted several requests to the Presidency of Parliament to resume the sessions …

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Iraqi Parliament to host PM Al-Kadhimi over pandemic

MP from Al-Fatah parliamentary alliance reported, on Tuesday, that a request has been submitted to the Presidency of the Parliament, to host the Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, to discuss the government’s plan to contain Covid-19. This is the first request to host Al-Kadhimi in the parliament, since the formation of …

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Head of the Al-Fateh Parliamentary Bloc resigns from Parliament

Parliamentary sources said on Saturday that the leader of the “Al-Fateh” coalition, the Secretary-General of Badr Organization, has submitted a formal request to resign from the Iraqi parliament. Al-Amiri submitted a formal request to the parliament presidency to resign, without further details, the sources told Alghadeer News. This comes at …

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Parliament sets conditions for the government to accept borrowing

The Parliamentary Finance Committee announced today, Friday, its position regarding the Iraqi government’s resort to external debt to fill the country’s budget deficit, considering the internal borrowing a better option. The committee’s chairman, Ahmed Al-Saffar said that, “cutting the salaries does not help Iraq dealing with its financial crisis,” noting …

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Iraq will reject any talks to prolong US troops presence: MP

An Iraqi legislator says the parliament will reject any negotiations between Baghdad and Washington aimed at prolonging US military presence in the country, emphasizing that the forthcoming talks should secure the exit of American troops. “The negotiations between Washington and Baghdad, which are to start in the middle of this …

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Iraq eyes broadening parliamentary ties with Iran: al-Halbousi

Iraq’s Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi said that his country is interested in broadening and enhancing parliamentary ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Al-Halbousi in a message on Wed. congratulated Ghalibaf on his election as Iran’s new Parliament Speaker and expressed readiness for evermore development of parliamentary ties between …

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Some MPs got infected with Covid-19 : Iraqi parliament

The Parliamentary Crisis Cell revealed on Tuesday, that a number of members of Parliament (MPs) are infected with Covid-19, stressing that Parliament will take measures to prevent the virus before tomorrow’s session. “There are Corona virus infections among a number of MPs, their families and bodyguards also and some of …

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Iraq’s treasury almost empty: Prime Minister

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said Tuesday he has assumed power as the country’s treasury was almost empty. “When I assumed responsibility I found only an almost empty treasury and an unenviable situation after 17 years of change,” al-Kadhimi said in an article published by Baghdad Today newspaper. “Our sovereignty …

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Iraq forms new government after six months of uncertainty

Iraq’s parliament has approved a new government, after six months without one, as parties squabbled until the last minute over cabinet seats in backroom deals. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Iraq’s intelligence chief and a former journalist, will head the government but will begin his term without a full cohort of …

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Iraq’s PM-designate Sends Cabinet Agenda to Parliament

Iraq’s Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Al Kadhimi has sent his government programme to Parliament in the hope of breaking the country’s political deadlock. Earlier this month, President Barham Salih tapped Mr. Al Kadhimi to lead Iraq, making him the third nominee in 10 weeks to take the position. “My government programme …

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