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Parliament Presidency’s condolences on passing of former MP Mala Fatih Hama Amin Beg

Kurdistan Parliament’s Presidency on 1 November conveyed their condolences on the passing of Mala Fatih Hama Amin Beg, who was a MP in Kurdistan Parliament’s first term,

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.

Order of Business for sitting of 27 October 2020

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament calls MPs to a sitting on Monday 27th October 2020 at 2pm – the ninth ordinary sitting of the autumn session of the second year of the Kurdistan Parliament’s fifth term. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting as follows:

Parliament’s Presidency and committee give best wishes to Yazidis on Jamayi feast

The Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament and the Endowments and Religious Affairs Committee on 6 October sent their best wishes to Yazidis for the Jamayi religious celebrations, in the following messages:

Parliament commemorates third anniversary of Mam Jalal Talabani’s passing

The Kurdistan Parliament on 4 October held a remembrance ceremony on the third anniversary of the passing of Mam Jalal Talabani, who was the leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and president of Iraq.

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.

Order of Business for sitting of 5 October 2020: KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani to discuss key issues

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament calls MPs to a sitting on Monday 5th October 2020 at 10am – the eighth ordinary sitting of the autumn session of the second year of the Kurdistan Parliament’s fifth term. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting as follows:

MPs pass Bill on Responsibility of Government Employees with 71 votes; Speaker says PM and Deputy PM will answer questions in Parliament

Kurdistan Parliament MPs on 29 September passed the Bill on Responsibility of Government Employees. Seventy-one MPs voted in favour of the bill. Parliament has a total of 111 MPs. At the sitting Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq said that in the near future the KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani will answer MPs’ questions in Parliament.

Order of Business for 29 September 2020: Vote on Bill on Responsibility of Government Employees

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament calls MPs to a sitting on Tuesday 29th September 2020 at 2pm – the seventh ordinary sitting of the autumn session of the second year of the Kurdistan Parliament’s fifth term. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting as follows:

Parliament sits to debate prison conditions, question government minister

The Kurdistan Parliament on 16 September sat to debate prison conditions and inmates' rights and welfare. MPs heard the Parliament committee’s report on inmates in Kurdistan Region, and heard from the KRG minister the measures being taken to improve prison conditions.