New Iraqi parliament to convene on June 14

17:28, June 08, 2010      

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The Iraqi new parliament will convene on June 14 after more than three months after March 7 elections, a presidency official told Xinhua on Tuesday.

"President Jalal Talabani decided that next Monday, June 14 will be the date for the new parliament to hold its first session, " Nasir al-Ani, head of the Iraqi presidency office said.

Ani said that the date was set after Talabani held series of meetings during the past few days with leaders of the political blocs.

On June 1, the Iraqi Supreme Court ratified the results of the elections and, according to the Iraqi constitution, the president must convene the new parliament within 15 days from the date of the ratification of the elections results.

Source: Xinhua

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