Quorum not reached
Parliament once again postpones election new speaker
BAGHDAD, January 27 – The Parliament’s bell rang today, signaling the beginning of a session that had been briefly delayed. This session was convened for the purpose of electing a new parliamentary president, following former President Mohammed Al-Halbousi.
The delay, announced earlier by the Parliament’s media department, was attributed to a lack of quorum.
However, the session proceeded without addressing its primary agenda item: the election of a new Speaker of Parliament. This key decision has been postponed, awaiting the resolution of legal claims by the Federal Court, as confirmed in a statement from the Parliament.
It is the latest delay in a long-running succession saga at Iraq’s federal legislative body.
Statement by parliament’s media team
The Parliament has postponed the first item on its agenda (the election of the Speaker of the Parliament) until the legal claims are resolved by the Federal Court.