The speaker of the Iraqi parliament urged the heads of the political blocks to push the members of their blocks to attend the parliament sessions in order to approve some important laws that deal with the daily life of Iraqis. The meetings came after the parliament failed in approving any law during many sessions because of the non sufficient quorum. That means more than 138 out of 275 lawmakers were absent and they did not do their national duties which they were elected for.
Some newspapers reported that many lawmakers decided not to attend the sessions because they were not nominated by their blocks for the coming election. If the news were true, we would ask many questions about different issues like the salaries the lawmakers, the bodyguards and the most important question would be about the credibility of the Iraqis parties and the criteria of choosing the candidates of the parties
The reaction of one of my friends was very serious. He believes that he had been betrayed. He asked only one question "whey shall I participate again in the coming election?" When I tried to talk to him about the importance of the participation in the coming election, I had first to talk to myself and to convince myself to participate because I have the same feeling of betrayal and I really hate telling others to do things I do not like to do.