Parliament votes in five-person committee to nominate election commissioners
The Kurdistan Parliament on 15 March 2023 formed a five-person committee of MPs to nominate candidates for commissioners of the Kurdistan High Election Commission. Parliament also swore in five new MPs to replace members who resigned.
On 35th anniversary of Halabja chemical bombing, Parliament's Presidency thanks Iraqi Council of Ministers for approving bill on Halabja's governorate status
Statement by Presidency of Kurdistan Parliament
The Kurdistan Parliament will hold an ordinary sitting on Wednesday 15th March 2023 to form a special committee on the reactivation of the Election Commission.
Order of Business for sitting of 15 March 2023
The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Wednesday 15th March 2023 at 12 noon, the second ordinary sitting of the spring session of the fifth year of the fifth term of Parliament. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting as follows:
Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami and MPs welcome European Parliament Delegation
Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami, Secretary Muna Kahveci and several MPs on 8 March 2023 welcomed a high-level delegation from the European Parliament, led by Ms. Sara Skyttedal, Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq.
Secretary Muna Kahveci congratulates women in Kurdistan and worldwide on International Women's Day
We should focus on achieving greater social equality and justice and greater women's participation in politics and governmental and at all levels of decision-making. It is important that we continue our efforts.
Kurdistan Region Legislation Database
Legislation is available in Kurdish and Arabic languages in the Legislation Database.
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.