Iraqi parliament votes limits presidential terms to 2

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The Iraqi parliament on Saturday (January 26th) voted on a bill restricting the number of terms a president, prime minister and parliament speaker can hold to two.

Parliament rapporteur Mohammed al-Khalidi told Al-Shorfa that the parliament voted with a majority in favour of the law, which reduces the number of terms the president can serve from three to two.

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    2013-1-29

    You want to eliminate us. We have been prosecuted and suffered from continuous discrimination for long centuries and decades. However, you can review the history of Umayyad and Abbasid Dynasties, then the Tatars, Ottomans, English, Baathists and finally Al-Qaeda. Did anyone of them succeed in eliminating us? Did they weaken us? Iraq is the main center for the Shia in the Muslim world since the first decade of Islamic history. It is still the main center for the Shia, and the Shiite creed is deep-rooted in the hearts of the Iraqis to the extent that Al-Thaqafi and many others like Saddam failed, despite their extreme cruelty in dissuading people from the Shiite creed. After all these attempts, the Shia remained the majority.