On Saturday, after dozens of lawmakers boycotted the voting session, the Iraqi parliament failed to elect the country’s president which was reported through a statement issued by the body, saying 126 out of 329 legislators boycotted the session.
At least 220 deputies should attend the session for presidential elections to take place.
March 30 has further been underlined in a parliamentary statement to be the next date for the holding of a session to elect the president.
Due to differences over presidential candidates and the government formation, presidential elections in Iraq initially scheduled for last month stalled after most parliamentary blocs boycotted the voting session.
An agreement was announced by the party of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Sunni Sovereignty Alliance on Wednesday on naming the KDP’s nominee Reber Ahmed for the presidency and Mohammad Jaafar al-Sadr of Al-Sadr party for the position of Iraq’s prime minister.