Today, Thursday, Iraqi President Barham Salih revealed the new parliament to hold its first session on the ninth of next January.
Saleh said, through his Twitter account, that he “signed the republican decree to call the new House of Representatives to convene on Sunday, the ninth of next January.”
He also expressed his hope “to meet the national merit by forming a capable and effective government that protects the interests of the country and enhances sovereignty, protecting and serving the Iraqis,” stressing that this requires solidarity in order to achieve the reform required for a stable and prosperous Iraq.
The leader of the Sadrist movement in Iraq, Muqtada al-Sadr, reiterated yesterday, Wednesday, his confirmation of the formation of a national majority government, and al-Sadr said, in a tweet via his account on “Twitter”, that “a national majority government is neither eastern nor western.”
Last Monday, the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq ratified the results of the House of Representatives elections announced by the High Commission on November 30.
The Sadrist bloc affiliated with the cleric Muqtada al-Sadr came first with 73 seats, while the “Progress” coalition came in second with 37 seats, followed by the State of Law coalition with 33 seats, and the Kurdistan Democratic Party won 31 seats to occupy the fourth place.
After the results were announced, the Coordinating Framework Forces (which includes the “Al-Fatah” coalition, the “National State” forces led by Ammar al-Hakim and the “State of Law” coalition led by Nuri al-Maliki), which are the political blocs objecting to the election results, issued a statement declaring their rejection of the election results, accusing the Commission of Preparing the election results in advance at the expense of the will of the Iraqi people