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Top Iraq Court Ends Parliament Speaker Halbousi's Tenure

14 Nov 2023 22:06

Islam Times - Iraq’s top court ruled Thursday that the speaker and a rival lawmaker should be ousted from Parliament, following a high-profile feud between the two men.

The Federal Supreme Court said in a statement it decided to terminate Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi’s membership in Parliament along with that of lawmaker Laith al-Dulaimi. It did not elaborate on why it was issuing the decision, local media reported. 

Halbousi has been the highest Sunni official in Iraq. Under the country’s sectarian power-sharing system, the parliament speaker is always Sunni, the prime minister Shiite and the president Kurdish.

The court decision came against the backdrop of a dispute between Halbousi and Dulaimi, also Sunni. 

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