BAGHDAD / Sky Press: Private / H.v
Parliamentary Legal Committee, announced Thursday, the intention of the House of Representatives to amend the Constitution to implement government reforms, stressing that most of the reforms are not implemented without a constitutional amendment, as pointed out that Parliament will hold a ceremony to honor the people who wrote the constitution.
A member of the Committee MP Salim Shawki's "Sky Press," that "most of the reforms issued by the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi can not be implemented on the ground without an amendment to the Constitution, including the abolition of the posts of Vice President of the Republic because the constitution stipulates that the president of the republic deputies or more on that is regulated by law. "
"The House of Representatives proposed the idea of amending the Constitution, but so far have not been formation of the committee, which will reconsider certain legal materials," noting that "the Iraqi constitution, the text of the amendment in Article 142 that defines a certain period to amend it, and there are other mechanism is the application of President of the Republic and the Prime Minister to the Presidency of the parliament or the application of the five members of parliament to amend the constitution. "
He noted that "the President of the Parliament decided in last Monday's session to set up a ceremony to honor the people who have left the Iraqi constitution."
Article (78) of the Constitution under which the Prime Minister took a bold decision that "the prime minister is the direct executive responsible for public policy of the state, the general commander of the armed forces, the administration of the Cabinet and presides over its meetings, and has a right to dismiss the minister, with the consent of the House of Representatives ".
It is noteworthy that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi pledged in the 11th of August to continue the current reforms and a covenant with the people, saying that "I will continue even if it cost my life."
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