As you all know the Iraqi Parliament is in search of a Speaker and is having a difficult time in electing a new Speaker so that they can get on with legislation with the new year. The Council of Representatives have been long frustrated and just recently appointed a parliamentary committee to agree on certain parameters or proceedings in electing the new Speaker.
The new rules which were put together by the parliament committee is nominations for Speaker are being submitted for Thursday 16 April and end on Sunday 19 April and will be done in three rounds and done in secret. The new measures approved by the current Council of Representatives.
Further information is the new Speaker who ever have been nominated should obtain 139 votes in the first round and if those votes can not be reached for a particular candidate then a second round will occur. In the second round, will be to select the first two candidates who obtains the highest percentage of votes. The the two candidates fails to obtain the required percentage of votes then a third round of voting occurs to select one candidate provided that he obtains 138 votes.
The Islamic Party has agreed to drop there lawsuit in Federal court. Also you don’t have to worry about Iyad al-Samarra’i of Al-Tawwafuq Party because he has withdrawn his name from seeking the Speaker position.
Let’s hope that the Iraq Council of Representatives can vote and elect a much needed Speaker next week so that they can get on with legislation that is badly needed for Iraq.