Iranian lawmakers file lawsuit against president: report

14:04, May 18, 2011      

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A senior member of the Iranian Majlis (Parliament) said a number of lawmakers have filed a lawsuit against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's administration for violating the constitution, the English language satellite Press TV reported Tuesday.

On February 28, a number of legislators filed suit against the government with the Majlis Presiding Board for the government's refraining from implementing the Iranian Constitution, lawmaker Fazel Moussavi was quoted as saying.

Majlis Presiding Board referred the lawsuit to the Article 90 Commission of the Majlis which was assigned with probing into the case and determine whether the lawsuit is valid or not. It should next send a letter to the Majlis Presiding Board to announce the result. The Presiding Board will then present a report to the Majlis, said the report.

The Article 90 Commission which is established in the Iranian parliament to pursue issues around the Article 90 of Iranian Constitution, deals with the complaints against Iran's government, parliament or judiciary performance. The Article 90 Commission studies the written complaints presented to them and announces the findings.

If the Majlis validates the report about the president or each of the cabinet ministers in three separate times, the impeachment motion will be put on the Majlis agenda based on the Article 89 of the Constitution, added Press TV.

Moussavi said that 12 lawmakers have signed the lawsuit against the government for some 50 cases of Constitution violation, according to the report.

Source: Xinhua
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