Source: Dinar Daddy’s Tidbits
BAGHDAD, June 14 (AKnews) – The State of Law Coalition (SLC) led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki stated today that the parties seeking to withdraw confidence from Maliki failed due to the lack of quorum for MPs’ signatures, adding that the attempt to withdraw confidence in the Council of Representatives is to damage the PM and his reputation.
Among the most prominent leaders seeking to withdraw confidence from PM Maliki are Moqtada al-Sadr, the Kurdistan Region’s President Massoud Barzani and the Iraqiya coalition.
Leader in the SLC Saad al-Mutlabi said “We believe that presenting the issue in the Council of Representatives requires legal issues. The withdrawal of confidence must be done based on the constitutional and legal violations of the MP, or else the interrogation cannot be done.”
Maliki’s opponents say the PM does not believe in partnership and he is trying to marginalize the Sunnis and the Kurds and limit the power of all important institutions under his supervision.
Maliki says he is working according to the law and asked his critics to change paragraphs in the constitution that give him broad powers.