the spokesman of the Federal Supreme Court, Ayas AL-Samok, issued the following press statement:
the president of the republic requested from the Federal Supreme Court to determine the biggest bloc which mentioned by the article (76) from the Constitution of the Republic of Iraq for 2005.
The Federal Supreme Court received the request on Thursday (19/12/2019). Based on that, the court made its session to try the request, on Sunday morning, 22/12/2019, with all its members and issued the following:
((The request, formulated above, put to scrutiny and deliberationby the Federal Supreme Court at its session held on 22/12/2019 and the court reached after deliberation and scrutiny and after returning to its interpretation of the provision of Article (76) of the Constitution of the Republic of Iraq for the year 2005 based on its decision issued on 25 / 3/2010 No. (25 / federal / 2010), which It confirmed by its decision dated 11/8/2014 No. (45 / Teh. Qaf. / 2014) and their contents, that the term (the bloc with the biggest number of seats) mentioned in Article (76) of the constitution It means either the bloc that was formed after the elections through one electoral list or the bloc that was formed after the elections from two lists or more electoral lists and entered the House of Representatives and its seats became- after entering the Council and its members took the oath in the first session- the largest number of the rest of the blocs, then the President of the Republic assigns its candidate to form a cabinet in accordance with the provisions of Article (76) of the Constitution and within the period specified therein.
This is what the Supreme Federal Court decided upon in accordance with its aforementioned decisions in the interpretation of Article (76) of the constitution and by clarifying the concept of the bloc with the biggest number of seats. Whereas the decisions of the Federal Supreme Court are final and binding on all legislative, executive, and judicial authorities stipulated in Article (47) of the Constitution, and that the Federal Supreme Court is one of its components according to the provisions of Article (89) of the Constitution, it is bound by the rulings and decisions it issues, and accordingly, the Supreme Federal Court decides its commitment With its aforementioned decisions, which are attached to this decision to interpret the provision of Article (76) of the Constitution in accordance with what was stated in them and this decision was issued unanimously, decisive, and obliged in accordance with the provisions of Article (94) of the Constitution and Article (5) of the Federal Supreme Court Law and edited at the session Dated 22/12/2019.))