27-05-2022 09:45 PM Jerusalem Timing

Iraq MPs Vote to Remove Parliament Speaker amid Political Row

Iraq MPs Vote to Remove Parliament Speaker amid Political Row

Iraqi lawmakers voted Thursday to remove the parliament speaker and his deputies amid a major row over the cabinet lineup that has caused chaos in parliament, a lawmaker and parliamentary officials said.

Iraqi ParliamentIraqi lawmakers voted Thursday to remove the parliament speaker and his deputies amid a major row over the cabinet lineup that has caused chaos in parliament, a lawmaker and parliamentary officials said.

But the vote, which was held without speaker Salim al-Juburi or his two deputies present, could be challenged on procedural grounds.

Al-Juburi stated that the action of a number of MPs has no legal consequence as PM Haidar Abbadi stressed that the parliamentary row will deactivate the cabinet reshuffle.