Kurdistan Parliament decides on work priorities, special committee to scrutinize Coronavirus measures and their impact
Kurdistan Parliament’s presidency and the heads of the parliamentary blocks held a special meeting on 4 April as the nation tackles the Corona virus outbreak and its consequences. They decided to scrutinize border points, food and medicine imports; to monitor the work of the special bodies tackling the Coronavirus outbreak; and to continue coordinating with the KRG on implementation of the Reform Law.
Speaker Rewas Faiq visits Halabja Governor and Garmian officials to discuss Coronavirus outbreak and measures
Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq last week visited Halabja governorate authorities and the authorities in Garmian to discuss the measures against the Coronavirus outbreak. Parliament will formally consult with the Kurdistan Regional Government and governorates on help for people economically affected by the lockdown, the Speaker said.
Speaker Rewas Faiq meets governors of Erbil and Slemani to discuss Coronavirus measures, impact on livelihoods
The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq had separate meetings with the governors of Erbil and Slemani on 31 March and 1 April respectively, on the impact of the Coronavirus and the ongoing protective measures.
Parliament’s Presidency thanks Kurdistan Regional Government and public for response to Coronavirus outbreak
Kurdistan, the region, and the world are now in dire straits against the deadly Corona virus and in the face of its human and economic consequences. Since the outbreak of the disease in Kurdistan Region, the Kurdistan Parliament has been working through special committees and in cooperation with government agencies to tackle the contagious disease.
The Kurdistan Parliament has 111 members elected by popular vote every four years. Sixteen parties and lists are in the current parliament term that began in November 2018. Of these, eight are parties or lists that represent Turkmen, Christian and Armenian communities in Kurdistan Region. Of the 111 seats, 11 are reserved for these communities. By law, women must hold at least 30% of seats.
Texts of the laws passed by the Kurdistan Parliament - Iraq.
The Kurdistan Parliament has 19 standing committees that work on a wide range of subject areas. Much of parliament’s work takes place in these committees. Their mandate is to propose and study bills (draft laws) and look at suggested amendments. Committees scrutinize the government and other institutions, and examine issues of the day. They also represent the public by looking into their problems, complaints and requests.