HoR Speaker says agreement with Head of HCS “only verbal and not necessarily binding”

The Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Aqila Saleh, said that the Head of the High Council of State (HCS) is excused for not knowing legal and constitutional aspects, as they are out of its specialities, saying the HCS wrongly believed that any set of articles could be called a constitutional basis, which is not true.

Saleh said in an interview with Al-Masar TV Channel that his agreement with the Head of HCS, Khalid Al-Mishri, was verbal and “it is possible that it will not be implemented, like many other agreements.”

He added that he had previously agreed with Al-Mishri on the sovereign positions in Bouznika – Morocco, in addition to the unification of authorities, but nothing happened. He also said that Al-Mishri’s hand could be stretched forward as he said but it could also be closed.

Saleh also indicated that the constitutional document is not the only source of the constitutional basis, and what is issued by the legislative authority is a constitutional basis, stressing that there is no obligation for the HoR to sit with the HCS.

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