Sunday, 29 June 2014 08:15

SRSG Calls the New Council of Representatives to Elect a Speaker and Begin Government Formation Process in Line with Constitution

Baghdad, 29 June 2014 – As the newly elected Council of Representatives is expected to convene on 1st July 2014, the UN encourages all representatives to attend the session to 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 Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) Mr. Nickolay Mladenov today said.

“The first and most important step is the election of a Speaker”, Mr. Mladenov continued.  He added “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”, Mr. Mladenov concluded.

 

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