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Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami receives Russian Federation's Consul General Mr. Maxim Rubin

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami on 31 January 2023 welcomed the Russian Federation's Consul General in Kurdistan Region, Mr. Maxim Rubin. They discussed recent political and economic developments and the parties’ talks on holding the next Kurdistan Parliament election.

Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami to Head of UNAMI Regional Office Mr. Ricardo Rodriguez: Parties' views on the election starting to converge

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami on 23 January 2023 met with Mr. Ricardo Rodriguez, the Head of UNAMI's Regional Office in Erbil. They discussed political developments and the next Kurdistan Parliament election.

Deputy Speaker Hawrami welcomes Ms. Catherine Croft, Political and Economic Affairs Chief at US Consulate General in Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami on 23 January 2023 welcomed Ms. Catherine Croft, the Political and Economic Affairs Chief at the US Consulate General in Kurdistan Region. 

Parliament's Presidency and heads of blocks discuss amendments to Election Law, renewing Election Commission's mandate

The Presidency and MPs discussed in detail fast tracking the legislation needed to hold elections for Parliament's sixth term. The Presidency and heads of party blocks stressed that everyone will comply with the legal deadline set for the holding the elections, amending the election law and renewing the election commission's mandate.

Committees’ recent meetings – 7 January 2023

A summary of Kurdistan Parliament’s committees’ recent work and meetings.

Parliament holds second reading of Labour Bill, passes Animal Protection Law and other laws; MP Soz Abdulqadir (Gorran) is sworn in

The Kurdistan Parliament on 29 and 30 November 2022 held the second reading of the important Labour Bill, and voted several other bills into law, including the Law on the Protection of Animals. Soz Abdulqadir (Gorran) was sworn in as a new Member of Parliament, taking the place of Shayan Kaka Salih (Gorran) who resigned her seat.

Order of Business for sitting of 29th November 2022

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Tuesday 29th November 2022 at 11am, the 14th ordinary sitting of the autumn session of the fourth year of the fifth term of Parliament. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting as follows:

Parliament passes landmark Law on Education and Learning

The Kurdistan Parliament on 15 November 2022 passed the landmark Law on Education and Learning, with 67 MPs voting in favour. Speaker Faiq said, "It is a historic day for Kurdistan Region’s education sector to vote on the full range of education issues."

Order of Business for sitting of 16th November 2022

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Wednesday 16th November 2022 at 10am, the 13th ordinary sitting of the autumn session of the fourth year of the fifth term of Parliament. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting as follows:

Order of Business for sitting of 15 November 2022

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq calls MPs to a sitting on Tuesday 15th November 2022 at 10am, the 12th ordinary sitting of the autumn session of the fourth year of the fifth term of Parliament. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting as follows: