BAGHDAD: The Iraqi parliament will on Saturday attempt to finally pass an electoral law jeopardised by Vice President Tarek al-Hashemi’s demand that it be changed before a general election can go ahead. Iraq’s presidential council, composed of President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd, and two vice presidents, including Sunni Arab Hashemi and one Shiite, has demanded a greater say in the election for minorities and Iraqi expatriates. However, the war-torn country’s Federal Supreme Court on Thursday threw out an attempted veto from Hashemi, ruling that election organisers, and not the law, governed how many seats be allocated to Iraqi nationals living abroad. The vote, the second national poll since the US-led invasion of 2003 which ousted Saddam Hussein, is scheduled for mid-January but cannot go ahead until the law governing it receives presidential assent.