MP rules out PM Maliki hearing before withdrawing confidence20/06/2012 18:39
BAGHDAD, June 20 (AKnews) - An independent Iraqi MP today ruled out holding a hearing to question Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as a prelude to withdrawing confidence from the government.
Hassan al-Alawi said: "Tomorrow's meeting in the Council of Representatives, if it were to be held, will be a regular session and I think that every meeting between the supporting parties for the government and the opposition will include debates.
Alawi announced a day after announcing his withdrawal from the White bloc that his withdrawal came due to the bloc’s support for Maliki.
About the interrogation session for Maliki, he said: "The 21st of this month was identified as a date for questioning, but this didn't happen and this means that the time of the meeting is not specified yet.
"If the date was or wasn't identified I doubt holding the session because the parties found in power do not understand this mentally and psychologically. It is difficult for the revolutionary parties to give up power."
By Salam Baghdadi