Iraqi Parliament to elect new speaker next Saturday

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Iraqi Parliament to elect new speaker next Saturday

The Iraqi Parliament announced that it will convene a session on Saturday to elect a new speaker to replace former Parliament Speaker Muhammad Al-Halbousi.

The media department of the Iraqi Parliament announced that a new speaker will be elected on Saturday, January 13.

In mid-November, the Federal Supreme Court in Iraq decided to end the term of the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Muhammad Al-Halbousi.

The decision was made after MP Laith Al-Dulaimi sued Al-Halbousi for forgery.

The court has ended Al-Dulaimi’s term. The decisions of the court are final and cannot be appealed.

Since the adoption of the constitution in 2005, Iraq’s government has been formed by a Shiite Prime Minister, a Sunni Speaker of Parliament, and a Kurdish President.

Since the Iraqi court issued the verdict, First Deputy Speaker Mohsen Al-Mandalawi has been presiding over the legislature.

Since September 15, 2018, Mohammed al-Halbousi has been the youngest and the first re-elected Speaker of Parliament in Iraq’s history.