BAGHDAD, The head of the parliamentary legal committee in the former parliament Mohsen al-Saadoun said "The solution to the country's problems lies in the full implementation of the constitution and the amendment of some of its provisions,.
Al-Saadoun said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA/ : "The Iraqi people sent important messages to the politicians, firstly through their low participation in the elections, and then rejected the political situation in the country after the start of demonstrations in Baghdad and a number of southern provinces, "The political leaders and the government are required to address the current situation and find effective solutions to the problems experienced by the provinces, and implementing the demands of the demonstrators and provide basic services for them
Al-Saadoun pointed out that there is no legal impediment to amending the constitution and changing the rule of government in Iraq from parliamentary to presidential. He pointed out that the amendment of the constitution took place in most countries of the world, including the United States."
He explained that "one of the problems of the country lies in the non-application of Article 142 of the Constitution, which provides for the formation of a committee in the first 6 months of the first parliamentary session, to make the constitutional amendments, considering that all political blocs did not comply with the application of this paragraph, so the urgent need now is to amend the constitution, which is a popular demand, and make the regime a presidential rather than a parliamentary, as in Egypt and the United States, which is considered a successful experience. "
Source: National Iraqi News Agency