Iran MPs file lawsuit against President


JNN 15 May 2011 :  A Senior member of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) says a number of lawmakers have filed a lawsuit against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s administration for violating the Constitution.

On February 28, a number of legislators filed suit against the government with the Majlis Presiding Board for its refraining from implementing the Iranian Constitution which was further referred to the Article 90 Commission of the Majlis, a member of the commission Fazel Moussavi told Fars news agency.

The commission has a 10-day deadline to probe into the case and determine whether the lawsuit is valid or not. It should next send a letter to the Majlis Presiding Board to announce the result. The Presiding Board will then present a report to the Majlis.

If the Majlis validates the report about the president or each of the cabinet ministers in three separate times, the impeachment motion will be put on the Majlis agenda based on the Article 89 of the Constitution.

Moussavi said time is still left to investigate the lawsuit since the Majlis is currently on an official break.

He noted that 12 lawmakers have signed the lawsuit against the government for some 50 cases of Constitution violation.

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