In Iraq elected a new head of Parliament

© Flickr / James (Jim) GordonИракский Parliament. Archival photoIn Iraq elected a new head of Parliament© Flickr / James (Jim) Gordon

The new Chairman of the Iraqi Council of representatives (Parliament) elected the former Governor of Anbar province, Mohammed al-Halbusi.

Footage of the live broadcast from the meeting of the Iraqi Parliament broadcasts the state television of the country.

On Saturday in the Iraqi capital is interrupted in the beginning of September meeting; the main topic of the meeting of the deputies, the election of a new speaker of the legislative Assembly and his two deputies.

The first meeting in may elected a new composition of the Council of representatives (Parliament) of Iraq took place in Baghdad on the third of September. The deputies had to elect the President of Parliament and both his deputies. However, because of a disagreement around the figure of the speaker, the meeting was adjourned.

The post of head of Parliament, according to the agreement of the political groups in post-Saddam Iraq, is a representative of the Sunni community of the country. For the position of head of the Parliament claimed nine people. Among them are well-known in Iraq policy, such as the former Minister of defense Khaled al-Obeidi and Vice-President of Iraq and former head of Parliament Osama an-Nujaifi.

For the posts of Deputy chairmen of the Parliament are traditionally elected by members of the Shiite and Kurdish communities.

Supreme Federal court of Iraq on 19 August ratified the results of parliamentary elections held in the country on may 12.

Earlier the Iraqi Parliament voted in favor of the need for a manual recount in the parliamentary elections in connection with the revealed violations, which delayed the formation of the new government. The higher independent electoral Commission of Iraq has completed a partial manual recount of the vote in early August.

In may this year, parliamentary elections were held in Iraq for the first time after the liberation of the country from terrorists. According to the results published by the electoral Commission of Iraq after the election victory of the coalition candidates, which is popular Shiite scholar Moqtada al-Sadr, he is not running. The coalition of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi took third place, behind the coalition also from Shiite militia headed by Hadi al-ameri.

The winning coalition MPs to form a government that will govern for the next four years.

The election of the head of the Parliament and his deputies takes place amid a political crisis caused by the unceasing protests in the southern Iraqi city of Basra. The residents of this port city for several months, require the authorities

improve the situation with the supply of the city with clean drinking water and electricity.

Last Tuesday, angry protesters set fire to the administration building of the province and the city administration. The army, which was tasked to restore order in the port city during a crackdown on protesters, used tear gas and firearms. There are dead and wounded during the riots.

On Thursday evening, the demonstrators in Basra set fire to the offices of the Pro-Iranian political parties and movements, and on Friday Iranian Consulate and one of the presidential palaces in the city centre.

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