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Harb: Putting Jubouri’s Name As Speaker Of Parliament Is A Balloon Test And A Means Of Pressure On Sunni Alliances

BAGHDAD, The legal expert, Tariq Harb considered putting the name of Salim al-Jubouri to the presidency of the parliament, who did not win the elections, as balloon test and a means of pressure on Sunni alliances in particular.

Harb said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The nomination of Jubouri to the presidency of parliament may be depending on the new results of the manual counting and sorting that will be announced."

He added: "The positions of the President of the Republic and the government, and the ministers, do not stipulate that the candidate is a winner in the elections, but on constitutional terms of integrity and efficiency and be born in Iraqi."

He explained that "the constitution stipulated only for the presidency of the parliament and his deputies that they have won the elections, and the rest of the positions, presidential or otherwise, do not stipulate that."

"The nomination of Salim al-Jubouri to head the parliament is based on the new results of manual counting and sorting, and usually the name is put for other purposes and test balloons and others and a means of pressure on political alliances, especially Sunni."

He pointed out that "al-Jubouri, who is the national list, the closest to the Iraqi decision alliance, while the coalition of provinces / Karbouli and Halbusi and Ahmad al-Jubouri, has a view that the speaker of parliament should be from them, and consider it a means of pressure within the Sunni component."

The political circles are discussing the name of former parliament speaker Salim al-Jubouri to head the next parliament, although he did not win the last elections.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

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