Iraq parliament elects lawmaker Al-Halbousi as speaker, breaking deadlock

  • Saturday 15, September 2018 in 4:16 PM
  • Iraqi Parliament – File photo
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: Iraq's parliament elected lawmaker Mohammed Al-Halbousi as speaker on Saturday, marking the first step towards establishing the new government four months after an inconclusive national election.
Parliament was due to elect a speaker and two deputies during its first meeting on Sept 3, but failed to do so as lawmakers were still trying to determine which competing bloc had the most seats.