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New Parliament in #Iraq Must Promptly Elect a Speaker to Begin Government Formation Process


As the newly elected Iraqi Council of Representatives is expected to convene on 1st July 2014, I encourage all MPs to attend the session and undertake their constitutional duties. The new Parliament should immediately engage in addressing the political, security, social and humanitarian concerns of all communities in Iraq.

The first and most important step is the election of a Speaker. Once this is done, the Parliament should promptly elect a President and approve a new Government, as stipulated in the Constitution. Any delay in the process, caused by a lack of quorum or unwillingness to show compromise will be detrimental to the country’s future.

Faced with a national crisis, the political leaders of Iraq should put the interests of the country and its people before everything else.

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