INA – BAGHDAD
Supreme Federal Court issued a statement regarding the largest bloc today’s Sunday.
"The President of the Republic asked the Supreme Federal Court to determine the largest bloc as it was mentioned in Article (76) of the Constitution of the Republic of Iraq for the year 2005," said Iyas al-Samuk, spokesman for the Supreme Federal Court, in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency – INA.
The court received the request on Thursday, 19th of Dec, 2019 and accordingly the court held a hearing session to consider the request, on Sunday morning 22nd of Dec, 2019 with all its members and issued the following decision:
The above-listed application is to be under scrutiny and deliberation by the Federal Supreme Court in its session held on December 22, 2019 and reached after deliberation and scrutiny and after referring to the priorities for its interpretation of the provision of Article (76) of the Constitution of the Republic of Iraq for 2005, according to its decision issued on 3/25/ 2010 with the number (25 / federal / 2010), which confirmed by its decision dated 11/8/2014 with the number (45 / TC / 2014) and their contents, that the term (the largest number of parliamentary bloc) mentioned in Article (76) of the constitution means either the bloc that was formed after the elections through one electoral list, or the bloc that was formed after the elections from two lists more from the electoral lists and it entered the parliament and their seats after entering the parliament and NATO members made the constitutional oath in the first session that is the biggest in number from the other blocs, so the President of the Republic assign its candidate to form the Council of Ministers in accordance with the provisions of Article 76 of the Constitution and within the period specified therein.
This is what the Supreme Federal Court decided upon in accordance with its aforementioned decisions in the interpretation of Article (76) of the constitution and by clarifying the concept of the largest number of parliamentary blocs.
Whereas, the decisions of the Federal Supreme Court are final and binding on all legislative, executive, and judicial authorities stipulated in Article (47) of the Constitution, and that the Federal Supreme Court is one of its components according to the provisions of Article (89) of the Constitution, it is bound by the rulings and decisions it issues, accordingly the Supreme Federal Court decides its commitment with its aforementioned decisions, which are attached to this decision to interpret the provision of Article (76) of the Constitution in accordance with what was stated in them and this decision was issued in full and binding agreement in accordance with the provisions of Article (94) of the Constitution and Article (5) of the Federal Supreme Court Law and edited at the session (Dated 22/12/2019).