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FROM THE TCI WIRE:
Yes, starting with PARLIAMENT GONE WILD.
On Tuesday, the Iraqi Parliament got wild.
On Wednesday, it got wilder.
It was off the chain.
AFP words it this way:
Iraqi lawmakers voted Thursday to remove the parliament speaker and his deputies from office, increasing political turmoil as the country battles jihadists and struggles with a financial crisis.
The chaos at parliament is a significant setback for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, overshadowing his efforts to replace the current cabinet and preventing nominees from being brought to a vote.
The lead up to Thursday was an ongoing sit-in (against the list of proposed ministers). Wednesday had been an emergency session. Thursday was supposed to see a vote on the list.
Instead, it saw a vote on the Speaker of Parliament Salim al-Jabouri.
Mohammad Sabah (AL MADA) calls it a "dramatic" and a "raucous" session.
REUTERS notes that neither Haider nor al-Jabouri showed up for Thursday's session.
In fact, a lot of MPs failed to show up. That's an important detail.
But those who did show up decided to table the proposed nominees, to table the issue of the three presidencies and instead launch a vote on whether to remove the Speaker.
Ali al-Badri, of the large Shi'ite block the National Alliance, insists the vote was unanimous.
But it wasn't agreed to by all the political blocs.
ALL IRAQ NEWS quotes State of Law Mp Kazem Sayadi declaring that they do not support the vote to remove the Speaker and insisting State of Law is one of the largest blocs in Parliament.
State of Law is the political alliance Nouri al-Maliki started. Nouri was prime minister of Iraq from 2006 through 2014 and left unwillingly. He wants to return to the post.
It's said on Arabic social media that he's formed alliances with Ammar al-Hakim (leader of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq) and Ayad Allawi (leader of Iraqiya).
If so, that would be a powerful group banded together in opposition to Haider al-Abadi.
ALSUMARIA reports MP Adnan al-Janabi insists that Saturday should see the Parliament voting on a new Speaker and, oh, by the way, Adnan's declared himself the interim Speaker.
But will such a vote take place?
These days, you can even question whether a session will be held.
But in terms of a vote taking place, the reports of the Speaker being voted out of office, while very dramatic, might not be very realistic.
NATIONAL IRAQI NEWS AGENCY notes 171 MPs were assembled for the session.
They have 328 MPs so 171 did not reach a quorum.
Without a quorum, no real vote took place.
RUDAW quotes Speaker al-Jabouri declaring, "I have no objections if the parliament wants me to leave my position but the vote was both inconclusive and unconstitutional."
ALSUMARIA reports that Haider called on the Parliament to wisdom and patience.
Oh, yeah, he should talk, right?
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