Baghdad: Iraq’s parliament postponed its session scheduled July 8 due to the failure of the political blocs to agree on the three top posts of the speaker, president and prime minster, a lawmaker said.
“There has been no consensus among the political bloc and the parliament session, therefore the session will be postponed to August,” Mohammed al-Khalidi, a Sunni lawmaker, told reporters.
The state-run Iraqiya channel said that acting Speaker Mahdi al-Hafidh decided to set Aug 12 as the alternative date of the session.
On July 1, the newly-elected parliament failed to agree on electing a new speaker and two deputies, while the acting speaker had to adjourn the session to July 8 because of chaos and many lawmakers walked out on him.
The prime minister-designate has 30 days to select his cabinet members and present the list to parliament.