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Eighty-one MPs vote to end interpellation of KRG PM, Deputy PM and Finance Minister, reject call for motion of no confidence

The Kurdistan Parliament on 27 October sat for first readings of two bills on water, and MPs in the opposition further questioned in absentia the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister on cuts to government employees’ salaries. The opposition MPs’ bid to move to a motion of no confidence was rejected, with 81 of 91 present MPs voting that they were convinced by the Government’s answers and to end the questioning.

MPs question Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister on key economic, political and reform issues

Kurdistan Parliament MPs on 5 October questioned Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani and Finance Minister Awat Sheikh Janab in a lengthy sitting on the state of the region and the government’s policies. The KRG premier and his colleagues presented to MPs on the state of the economy, reforms, negotiations with Baghdad, combating the Coronavirus pandemic, and the situation in the Kurdistani areas outside the KRG administrative area. Mr. Barzani said that soon the Council of Ministers will give Parliament a detailed report on the progress made in implementing the Reform Law.

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.

Kurdistan Region delegation’s meetings on third day of Munich Security Conference

The Kurdistan Region delegation at the Munich Security Conference, headed by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and accompanied by Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami, on 16 February met with the foreign ministers of France, Germany, Jordan, Turkey, Iran and Iraq, Canada’s Defence Minister, the UK’s National Security Adviser and other officials.

Kurdistan delegation's meetings on second day of Munich Security Conference

On 15 February, the second day of the Munich Security Conference, Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami accompanied Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and his delegation to meetings with heads of government, ministers and parliamentarians.

Kurdistan Region delegation participates in Munich Security Conference

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami accompanied KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and his delegation at the 2020 Munich Security Conference, where they met heads of government and other senior politicians.

Parliament committee announce their findings on the death of Majid Brahim

The Kurdistan Parliament committee that was formed to look into the death of Majid Brahim (also known as Majid Haruty), who died while detained by Erbil Security, presented the following findings on the case on 30 January:

Deputy Speaker Hawrami and Secretary Kahveci remember victims of 1st February 2004 terrorist attacks

On the day of remembrance for the victims the 1st February 2004 twin terrorist attacks in Erbil 16 years ago, Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami, Secretary Kahveci and MPs attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial to the victims.

MPs debate financial dues owed to Kurdistan's farmers

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewas Faiq on 30th January chaired the final sitting of the autumn session, at which MPs debated the financial dues owed to farmers in the Kurdistan Region. KRG Agriculture Minister Begard Talabani and Trade Minister Kamal Muslim answered questions from the MPs. 

Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami meets unemployed graduates from Kirkuk

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami and MPs on 29 January met with representatives of unemployed graduates from Kirkuk. The graduates’ representatives briefed Mr. Hawrami about their recent peaceful demonstration demanding equal employment opportunities in government institutions.