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Iraq's largest Sunni coalition to replace Parliamentary Speaker

Mohamed Rikan al-Halbusi. (Photo: Archive)
The largest Sunni alliance, the National Axis Alliance, has declared candidates for the position of Parliamentary Speaker after a decision to replace lawmaker Mohamed al-Halbousi.

Sources told The Baghdad Post in press statements that the alliance took the decision for Halbousi was proven unable and incompetent to run any political positions.

Halbousi became the youngest person in Iraq’s history to become speaker. The National Axis Alliance, of which the Coalition of Iraqi Forces is a part, is led by Khamis al-Khanjar and holds a combined total of 53 seats out of a possible 329 in Parliament.

The sources pointed out that the candidates are MP Ahmad Abdullah al-Jubouri "Abu Mazen"; MP Saadoun al-Dulaimi; MP Osama Najafi; MP Ali al-Sagri; MP Mohammed Tamim; MP Khalid al-Obeidi; MP Rashid al-Azzawi; MP Falah Hassan Zidan; MP Muthanna Abdul Samad; and MP Talal al-Zobaie.

Names of the candidates will be presented Wednesday evening before the heads of parliamentary blocs and then an emergency session will be held to remove Halbousi and announce a new speaker.