At­tempts for ex­tend­ing Iraqi Par­lia­ment Term

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Al­though there are no of­fi­cial re­quests from any po­lit­i­cal par­ties for ex­tend­ing the par­lia­ment term, some re­ports have shown sev­eral politi­cians’ in­ten­sion for pro­long­ing the par­lia­ment’s work­ing pe­riod.

A par­lia­ment mem­ber from Kur­dis­tan Al­liance, Aza Abubakir, said there are some at­tempts made by of­fi­cials from State of Law Coali­tion (PM Ma­liki's coali­tion) for ex­tend­ing Iraqi par­lia­ment’s term for another year.

“This is­sue has not been put in to a re­quest so far. But we feel that some Par­lia­ment mem­bers are try­ing to bring this is­sue on the ta­ble,” said Abubakir

Ear­lier a Kur­dish news­pa­per re­vealed that the State of Law coali­tion bloc is work­ing on the post­pone­ment of gen­eral elec­tions in Iraq and ex­tend the pe­riod of the three pres­i­den­cies.

The news­pa­per added that the age of the cur­rent round of Par­lia­ment will end next year, but State of Law Coali­tion is pre­par­ing for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of a project sim­i­lar to what hap­pened in the Kur­dis­tan re­gion and ex­tend the man­date of the Iraqi par­lia­ment and this im­plies the ex­ten­sion of the pres­i­dency of the repub­lic and the prime min­is­ter as well.

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