Iraqi Parliament voting on new speaker

BAGHDAD, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The Iraqi Parliament met Thursday in Baghdad to replace outgoing Speaker Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, a media source says.

Iraqi Parliament holds session on speaker

BAGHDAD, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The Iraqi Parliament in its Wednesday session made renewed efforts to elect a new speaker following failed attempts in January.

Kirkuk status looms over Iraqi elections

ERBIL, Iraq, June 26 (UPI) -- Iraqi parliamentary speaker Mahmoud al-Mashhadani said Thursday the status of Kirkuk needed to be settled to avoid delaying the fall provincial elections.

Iraqis review reconstruction bill

BAGHDAD, June 3 (UPI) -- The Iraqi Parliament Tuesday voted on a series of draft laws including salaries for civil servants and programs targeting national reconstruction.

Iraq's provincial elections on schedule

BAGHDAD, May 30 (UPI) -- Iraq's Parliament speaker said Friday there were technicalities delaying the adoption of provincial election laws, but they were still on schedule for October.

Sadrists inch toward reconciliation

BAGHDAD, May 7 (UPI) -- The Iraqi National Security Council called on Moqtada Sadr's fighters and his Mehdi Army to honor legislation calling on political blocs to disarm.

Sadr wants peaceful talks, lawmaker says

BAGHDAD, May 6 (UPI) -- A lawmaker with the political party of Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr said diplomatic means are the way to peaceful reconciliation in Iraq.

Maliki delaying peace, Sadrists say

BAGHDAD, May 2 (UPI) -- A spokesman for Moqtada Sadr's political party said Friday the government of Iraq failed to respond to a parliamentary initiative for a cease-fire

Iraqis call for talks on Basra

BAGHDAD, March 28 (UPI) -- The Iraqi Parliament speaker called for a session Friday to calm the recent violence in Basra and Baghdad as the U.S. military enters the fray.

Talabani greets Arab delegates

ERBIL, Iraq, March 13 (UPI) -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani welcomed members of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union for their biannual meeting in Erbil Wednesday calling for Arab solidarity.

Iraq welcomes Arab delegates in Erbil

ERBIL, Iraq, March 11 (UPI) -- The Iraqi Parliament speaker and the president of the autonomous Kurdistan area welcomed Arab delegates at a conference in Erbil Tuesday.

Iraq calls for Arab solidarity

ERBIL, Iraq, March 10 (UPI) -- The Iraqi parliamentary speaker called for Arab solidarity with Iraq in a conference in Erbil ahead of a meeting of representatives of Arab parliaments.

Iraq to host Arab lawmakers

BAGHDAD, March 9 (UPI) -- Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mahmoud Al-Mashhadani said Sunday a gathering of Arab parliamentarians next week will send a message of international unity.

Syria and Iraq engage diplomatically

DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad spoke with a relief group and discussed various diplomatic issues with Iraqi officials.

Shiite cleric returning to Iraq parliament

BAGHDAD, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr and his allies will return to the Iraqi Parliament, ending a two-month boycott, the parliamentary speaker announced Sunday.
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Mahmoud Dawud al-Mashhadani (Arabic: محمود المشهداني‎) is an Iraqi politician and the Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives. He was elected to the Council of Representatives as part of the Sunni Arab-led Iraqi Accord Front list.

On December 17, 2008 he announced that he would resign over the chaos that had erupted in parliament among legislators over whether Muntadhar al-Zaidi, the journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush at a December 14 press conference with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, should be freed from jail. The Iraqi Parliament accepted his resignation on December 23.

He was nominated to the speakership by the IAF after the main coalition in the Council of Representatives, the United Iraqi Alliance, objected to the nomination of Tariq Al-Hashimi. He was nominated as part of a deal on government posts between the IAF, UIA and Kurdistani Alliance. He was unanimously elected to the speakership on April 22, 2006, receiving 159 votes against 97 spoilt and 10 abstentions.

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