Iraqi Parliament to elect new President of republic on Thursday

A picture taken on September 3, 2018 shows a general view of the Iraqi parliament during a meeting in the capital Baghdad. – Iraq’s parliament convened today with a populist cleric who triumphed in May elections allying with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to try to form a government and sideline pro-Iran rivals. (Photo by SABAH ARAR / AFP) (Photo credit should read SABAH ARAR/AFP via Getty Images)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The speaker of the Iraqi Parliament on Tuesday announced that the legislature will hold a session on Thursday dedicated to electing a president of the republic. 

Mohammed al-Halbousi, the speaker of the parliament has set the next Thursday for the legislature to vote for a new President as the country marked on year on  Monday after holding elections.

“The session will be dedicated to the election of a President of the republic,” The Iraqi News Agency said.

Iraq held its latest general elections on October 10, 2021. However, over a year after elections were held, the Iraqi parliament has not been able to elect a new president due to excessive disagreement among the political parties.

Under the power-sharing system established in the Iraqi constitution to prevent sectarian conflict, Iraq’s Prime Minister is Shiite and the President is Kurd, meanwhile, its speaker of parliament is Sunni.

 

*This story was updated at 1700 EBL time 

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