Iraqi parliament ordered back to work

Iraq’s highest court ordered parliament back to work after a seven-month political impasse that has blocked the formation of a new government.

Iraq’s federal Supreme Court called the delay unconstitutional. The four-page court order termed as “illegal” a June decision by lawmakers to delay parliament’s return and give leaders time to broker political alliances.

Parliament’s acting speaker, Fouad Massoum, said he expects to have a meeting date set by the end of this week.

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