The Federal Court strikes a blow to the Iraqi parliament: the extension invalid and hit the Constitution
The Federal Supreme Court on Monday rejected the extension of the life of the Iraqi parliament and considered it null and void of the constitution.
The court, according to special documents, that any decisions issued by the parliament after 45 days of the elections is not a constitutional basis for them.
The Iraqi parliament voted in a preliminary reading to extend its work until the completion of the manual counting and sorting procedures in the development of a debate over the validity of the parliament in extending itself. The ambiguity surrounding the application of the Federal Court’s decision to re-enumerate, Electoral stations or those that have been challenged.
And ends the legal period of the Iraqi parliament at the end of this month, but this week’s meeting with a special session during which he read a fourth amendment to the election law, including the extension of the work of parliament until the end of counting and sorting hands, to meet next Sunday to complete the second reading of the bill before the vote in the form of Final.
The parliamentary forces accused the winning about 170 deputies in the current parliament, who failed to obtain a parliamentary seat, including Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri and Vice-Hamam Hamoudi, seeking to block the peaceful transfer of power, and considered that the draft law to extend the work of the parliament unconstitutional.
But the text of the law pointed out that the purpose of the extension is to oversee the application of the provisions of the electoral law, after the decision of the Federal Court to accept the majority of the third amendment to the law, including items for the elimination of electronic counting and sorting, and manual counting and sorting under judicial supervision.
The fourth amendment, like the third amendment, raised serious legal differences in Iraq. The objectors argued that parliament had no right to amend the election law after the ballot was completed. This was a conflict of interests and created a precedent for each losing parliament to change the election results in its favor.
But the decision of the Federal Court, which gave the parliament this right, was based on the need to reassure the voter in the electoral process, after the appeals that faced, and this is confirmed by Jubouri in statements that he announced that the actions taken by Parliament aim to protect the political process. It is expected that the extension of parliament to itself, to the constitutional challenge from various quarters, further destabilizing the political situation. Source