Baghdad The representative of the Iraqioun coalition led by Ammar al-Hakim, Abbas Sarout, ruled out holding future sessions of the House of Representatives to approve laws.
Sarout said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency NINA : “After confirming that the elections will take place on the tenth of October, future sessions of the House of Representatives will not be held, due to the lack of a quorum.”
He explained: “The parliamentary blocs and members of the House of Representatives will be busy with the electoral campaign, given that 90% of the current parliamentarians are candidates for the elections, therefore will not attend the parliament.”
He pointed out: “The Presidency of the House of Representatives has frozen the connecting of the members of the Council with the departments and state institutions, as if the parliamentary session has ended, and the members of the House of Representatives are not entitled to carry out official correspondence with the ministries.”
The House of Representatives decided to postpone its session, which was scheduled for yesterday, Sunday, until further notice, due to the lack of a quorum to hold it.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency