Politics & Economics

Kurdistan Parliament To Vote On Bill Reactivating Presidency

Iraq

The Kurdistan Parliament is set to convene on Wednesday (10th April) to vote on whether to approve legislation that would reactivate the Kurdistan Region’s presidency law.

The Kurdistan Parliament is set to convene on Wednesday (April 10) to vote on whether to approve legislation that would reactivate the Kurdistan Region’s presidency law.

The speaker’s office issued an official letter on Monday calling on lawmakers to attend a session of parliament at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Kurdistan Parliament finished first and second readings of the law last week.

The legislation was jointly submitted by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the Change Movement (Gorran), and the reserved minority representatives.

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan boycotted the first reading of the bill, but announced last week that it had reached a political agreement with the KDP.

The New Generation Movement, the Kurdistan Islamic Union, and the Kurdistan Islamic Group all walked out of the first reading after the speaker refused to allow debate on rival bills.

All the parties in parliament were present for the second reading.

The bill would give Parliament the power to elect the president, but would leave the presidency’s specific powers undetermined until a constitution is rewritten.

Image: NRT

Article: NRT