Supreme Court rules Against Abadi's Reforms

By John Lee.

Iraq's Supreme Court  ruled on Monday that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's attempt to abolish the roles of Vice President and Deputy Prime Minister was unlawful.

It said the roles are required under the constitution, and can only be eliminated by an absolute majority in parliament and then ratified by a national referendum.

The Prime Minister had proposed the role eliminations last year with the approval of his cabinet, as part of a wide-ranging programme of reforms.

(Source: Jurist)

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