Thu, 26 May 2022

BAGHDAD, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Iraqi Federal Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to cancel the suspension of the newly-elected parliament's speaker and two deputies after dismissing two lawsuits filed by two lawmakers.

The court decision came after the rejection of the requests of two lawmakers Basim Khashan and Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, who claimed legal and unconstitutional violations during the first session of parliament on Jan. 9.

Under the decision, the court restored the legitimacy of Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi and his two deputies Hakim al-Zamili and Shakhwan Abdullah Ahmed, who will resume their duties in the country's parliament.

On Jan. 9, the Iraqi parliament held the first session of its fifth legislative term under the chairmanship of the eldest member of the parliament Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, but the session was interrupted amid heated debate and chaos.

The Iraqi parliamentary elections, originally scheduled for 2022, were held on Oct. 10, 2021 in response to months of protests against corruption, poor governance, and a lack of public services.

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