Iraqi parliament to convene to resolve replacements of Sadrist MPs

Iraq’s Parliament will hold its extraordinary meeting on Thursday, June 23, according to a statement released by the Parliament.

“The Iraqi Council of Representatives will hold an extraordinary session based on the provisions of Article 58 first of the Constitution, and at the request of a number of MPs,” the statement said.
Esta Media Network reported that Thursday’s secluded meeting is to resolve the replacements of the Sadrist bloc’s representatives after they resigned.
Iraq held its last parliamentary elections in October 2021 which Sadr’s party declared a major winner, increasing the number of seats it holds in parliament to 73.
However, political disagreements among parties have hindered the parliament from electing a president and forming a government and electing a new president.
As the result, under the leader’s demand, Sadrist lawmakers had formally withdrawn from the formation of a new government in Iraq. After Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr failed to reach an agreement, particularly with Pro-Iran parties’ “Coordination Framework”.
The Iraqi council of representatives already failed three times to elect a new president since the beginning of the year due to a lack of quorum in the parliament that resulted from the conflict and disagreement between the political parties.
Under power distribution system that structured to prevent sectarian conflict, Iraq’s president is a Kurd, its prime minister a Shia, and its parliament speaker a Sunni.
According to the country’s political system, the first step is to elect a president so that they can designate a prime minister to form the government.
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