Alia Nassif, a spokesperson of the State of Law coalition, announced the date for selecting a replacement for the ousted Speaker of the House of Representatives, Muhammad al-Halbousi, today, Wednesday.
Nassif confirmed to Al-Maalouma that “The sacked Speaker of Parliament, Muhammad Al-Halbousi, will face a criminal case on charges of forgery, according to the Federal Court’s decision that terminated his membership in the House of Representatives,” and he added that “the nomination of Al-Halbousi’s replacement for the presidency of Parliament will occur after the provincial council elections.”
She went on to say, “The Federal Court indicated in its decision regarding the invalidity of Muhammad al-Halbousi’s membership in the House of Representatives that he had committed a legal violation by forgery, and this matter opened another case file before the criminal courts.”
It was noted that “the dismissed Speaker of the House of Representatives, Muhammad al-Halbousi, will face a lawsuit before the criminal courts on charges of forgery, according to the decision of the Federal Supreme Court.”
She went on to say that “the nomination of an alternative to Al-Halbousi to head Parliament is definitely up to the Sunni forces,” and stated that “the nomination will take place until after the provincial council elections because the legislative term has ended constitutionally.”
Following the decision in the case of former MP Laith Al-Dulaimi, the Federal Court ordered yesterday to cancel the membership of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Muhammad Al-Halbousi.