The Iraqi Council of Representatives announced the opening of the door for candidacy for the post of President of the Republic and the conditions that must be met by the candidates.
In a statement reported by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), the council specified the conditions for candidacy for the position, which are: that the candidate be an Iraqi by birth, of Iraqi parents, of full legal capacity, over 40 years of age, and that his academic qualifications should not be less than a university degree, and that he has not been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude. He shall not be covered by the provisions of the accountability and justice procedures or any procedures that replace them.
The council added that “the election of the president of the republic will take place no later than the end of February 8, in implementation of Article 72 of the constitution.”
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Muhammad al-Halbousi, had said in a speech that “the nomination period for the post of the President of the Republic extends for 15 days, and on the last day the voting session for the candidates takes place.”
In the first session of Sunday, the new Iraqi parliament elected Muhammad al-Halbousi as speaker, Hakim al-Zamili as first deputy speaker, and Shakhwan Abdullah as second deputy.