The house of Representatives in the Federal Iraq is the highest legislative and oversight authority that is freely and directly elected by the voters every four years. They achieve the interest of the country and represent citizens through legislation of laws regulating the work of state institutions, approving the annual general budget, ratifying international agreements, electing the president of the republic and monitoring the executive authority to ensure compliance with the laws and achieve the country’s highest interests.
The House of Representatives, in its fifth electoral cycle, consists of 329 deputies distributed among 22 permanent committees and other temporary committees. The candidate for membership must be a fully qualified Iraqi with a representation of women not less than a quarter of the number of members of the House.
The House of Representatives works to meet the interests of citizens by communicating with their constituents directly to find out their problems and suffering, and to coordinate with the concerned authorities to find effective solutions to them.
At the head of the Council’s formations, there is an administrative body called (the General Secretariat of the House of Representatives) that works to provide administrative, legal, media and logistical facilities to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, his two deputies, committees and representatives to be able to carry out their constitutional, legislative, supervisory and representative tasks to the fullest.