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Iraqi Federal Court rejects appeal to nullify selection of parliament speaker

The selection of parliament speaker has been upheld as the federal court rejected the request of the Coordination Framework to cancel the process.
Iraq Halbousi

The Federal Supreme Court of Iraq has rejected a parliamentary faction's request to cancel the selection of the parliament speaker.

The parliament had elected Muhammad al-Halbousi for a second term on Jan. 9. Tensions were running high during the session when former speaker Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, who is affiliated with the Azm Alliance, argued with the Sadrist movement’s deputies, prompting him to adjourn the session.

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