The Baghdad Post

Parliament rules out voting on Abdul Mahdi’s cabinet on Thursday’s session

The Iraqi House of Representatives kicked off its 17th session headed by Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi on Thursday, where its agenda was devoid of the voting on the left eight unoccupied ministerial portfolios.

The parliament’s agenda contains reviewing the drafts of laws that haven’t been passed during the former round, and forming an investigative committee to look into the inked contracts by the electricity ministry.

The parliament was supposed to vote on the final lineup of Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi’s government, since it was adjourned past Tuesday for lack of quorum, which prevents from voting.

Parliament adjourns voting on cabinet to Thursday for lack of quorum.

The Iraqi House of Representatives has postponed its session to vote on the final lineup of Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi’s government to the next Thursday for lack of quorum, which prevents from voting, while sources reported quarrels between MPs outside the voting hall on Tuesday. Source