The closed-door meeting kicked off with 140 MPs after convincing some of the boycotting MPs to attend the meeting. The parliament then decided to make the meeting public.
The parliamentary committee tasked with drafting the federal law read the draft during the meeting while the parliament voted on each section of the law separately.
Those who oppose the law fear the law would hand northern and southern oilfields to ethnic Kurds and Shiites respectively, and would leave them trapped in a poor central and western Iraq. (Source)Kuna