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Parl't suspends recent decisions issued by Abadi gov't

Haider al-Abadi

Iraq's parliament decided on Wednesday to suspend the decisions taken by the former cabinet headed by Haider al-Abadi from July to October 2018, saying that they violate the provisions of three constitutional articles.

"In accordance with the provisions of Article 59/II and Article 138/V/A of the constitution, the House of Representatives decided to suspend the decisions issued from July 1, 2018 until October 24, 2018 by the former prime minister and his previous government, as those decisions violate the provisions of the constitution concerning the articles (24, 61, 80), as they were taken during the period marking the end of the third parliamentary session, in the absence of the legislative and oversight role of the House of Representatives," a document issued by the Iraqi Parliament read.


New Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi and his government should reconsider the decisions issued and take the necessary measures in accordance with the provisions of the constitution and the laws in force, the document added.


Abadi's government had come under heavy criticism for issuing a string of politicized decisions before the new government led by Abdul Mahdi was able to transition into power.


Last Modified: Wednesday، 21 November 2018 09:08 PM