Secretary of the Iraqi Communist Party Raed Fahmi voiced regret on Wednesday at the lack of quorum of MPs during the inaugural
session of the Iraqi parliament.
He said that the withdrawal of some MPs from the Parliament's session has actually sent a negative message to the Iraqi people.
In a press statement, Fahmy added that the parliament's inaugural session was postponed until September 15 due to the lack of quorum required to elect the Parliament Speaker.
He added that it was supposed to announce the formation of the largest parliamentary bloc, which will be assigned to form the coming government, after electing the Parliament Speaker.
Candidates who won seats in the May 12 parliamentary election were sworn
in on Monday.
In the first session, presided over by the eldest member Mohammed Ali Zaini, new MPs were expected to elect a speaker and his deputies. The speaker is then supposed to appoint Iraq’s next president.