A legal expert clarifies the procedures for the first session of the new House of Representatives
Tuesday 28 December 2021 22:17 | political Number of readings: 33
Baghdad / NINA / - /Legal expert Ali Al-Tamimi explained the procedures for the first session of the new parliament.
Al-Tamimi said in a statement: "The first session of the new parliament... is held under the chairmanship of the eldest member, where the 329 deputies take the constitutional oath in accordance with Article 50 of the Constitution before the President of the Supreme Judicial Council, in which the parliament speaker and his deputy are elected by direct secret ballot and an absolute majority."
That is, half of the total number plus one, and the session cannot remain open according to Federal Court Decision 55 of 2010, but what has been presented in it must be settled.
He added: “After the election of the Speaker and his two deputies by direct secret ballot, the new Speaker of Parliament will take the stage and call for nomination for the position of President of the Republic, provided that the new President of the Republic will be elected within 30 days of the first session by a two-thirds majority in the first round and a majority of votes in the second round in accordance with Articles 70 and 72 of the constitution.
He stressed that the first session can be postponed when necessary for days and not keep it open in accordance with Article 22 of the Parliament's rules of procedure. / Ended 9