Iraqi parliament rejects exclusive appointment of Islamic experts to the Federal Court, adjusted to include all components

BAGHDAD – In the vote in Iraqi parliament on the amendment of the Federal Court Law, a majority of deputies voted for amendments to the Federal Court Law. On the introduction of Islamic legal experts to the bodies of the Federal Court, no majority was reached. In a response to not obtaining a majority, Islamic parties accepted the inclusion of all (minority) components. The adjusted amendment was then accepted by 204 of 329 deputies.

Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian, Turkmen, Yazidi, Sabean-Mandean deputies and the deputies of the Kurdistan Democratic Party abstained from participating in the vote. The deputies rejected the amendment in full.

In a press statement, the minority component’s deputies requested the law to be suspended until the general elections of 10 October of this year. And according to the Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian deputies, them not participating in the discussions in parliament itself and abstaining from voting in last three sessions brought positive results. It blocked the introduction of Islamic legal experts into the Federal Court.