Iraqi parliament votes to extend state of emergency

September 5th, 2006  
Team Infidel

Topic: Iraqi parliament votes to extend state of emergency

lawmakers voice objections

Media: The Associated Press
Byline: n/a
Date: 05 September 2006


BAGHDAD, Iraq_Iraqi parliament voted on Tuesday to extend for 30 days a
state of emergency throughout the country, except in the northern Kurdish

The measure has been in place for almost two years and grants security
forces greater powers. But as soon as the parliament speaker announced the
result of the vote, several lawmakers objected, calling into question the
validity of the vote and questioning parliamentary procedures.

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