No outcome will have legal value after adjournment: Parliamentary Speaker

Kurdistan parliament building

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — No outcome will have legal or procedural value, said the speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament on Monday after a violent parliament session.  

Monday’s parliament session descended into chaos. Fighting between MPs from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) bloc and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) erupted.

The session was aimed to reactivate the controversial activation of the electoral commission ahead of the forthcoming Kurdistan parliamentary election.

Consequently, Parliamentary speaker Rewaz Fayaq postponed the session for an indefinite time and released a statement regarding the event.

The Parliamentary Speaker’s statement comes as the KDP MPs claimed that the lawmakers activated the electoral commission and renewed its mandate.

“The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament, with the authority granted to her by the third paragraph of Article (18) of the bylaw of Kurdistan Parliament the meeting has been postponed and has ended,” the statement said.

“First, no outcome will have legal or procedural value after the adjournment. Second: According to paragraph (11) of Article (18), the authority to sign all documents of parliament is solely in the power of the speaker of parliament and she has not granted this authority to anyone else.”


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