The Federal Court issued an explanation on the number of members of Parliament and provincial councils

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The Federal Court issued an explanation on the number of members of Parliament and provincial councils

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Date of release: 2017/4/4 14:09

(Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Federal Supreme Court, on Tuesday, unanimously an explanation of Article (49) of the Constitution in the light of questions about the number of members of the House of Representatives and provincial councils.

"The Federal Supreme Court has received a request for the interpretation of Article (49) and its text {The House of Representatives consists of a number of members by one seat for every hundred thousand people of the souls of Iraq And represent the entire people of the world ..}, in the light of three questions submitted by the General Secretariat of the House of Representatives. "

"The first question concerns the extent to which the legislator's intention is that the number [100] thousand belongs to the voters or the population in general."

The statement pointed out that "the court found through reference to the text of Article (49 / I) of the Constitution, the departure of the will of the legislator to identify members of the House of Representatives proportion of one deputy represents one hundred thousand people of the souls of Iraqis regardless of their personal status, either age or from Their social status and did not refer to the number of voters. "

The statement stressed that "the expression contained in the constitutional text {people} came at all and was not allocated to the number of voters and absolute is being launched."

The statement added that "the second question concerns the constitutional impediment to reduce the seats of the House of Representatives to {328} seats in the absence of a census."
The statement said that "the Court found that increasing the population to the number of their representatives in the House requires a legislative intervention to the text of Article (49 / I) of the Constitution in accordance with the contexts provided for in Article {142} and in a way that reduces the number of seats of the current Council.

The statement pointed out that "the third question addressed the possibility of a constitutional impediment to limit the number of members of provincial councils between (10 to 25) members."

The statement noted that "the court found from reference to the provisions of the law of provincial elections, districts and districts No. (36) for the year 2008 that the article {24} it has identified members of the provincial council with {25} members with the additions contained therein."

"If this number and its additions are to be changed between 10 and 25, this will require a legislative intervention to amend the text of Article 24 of the law according to the number in question," the statement said. is over

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