05/2/2018 12:00 am
Parliament discusses proposals to amend the election law
BAGHDAD / Muhannad Abdul Wahab
The House of Representatives is holding an important session to discuss the proposed amendments to the election law and discuss them in a “single basket” instead of dividing them. Among the amendments presented are the opportunity for the political blocs to nominate 20 percent of the campaign Preparatory certificate to its competing lists in the upcoming elections.
While the Independent High Electoral Commission, pointed out that the House of Representatives in the absence of amendments to the law of parliamentary elections and provincial councils, it will be forced to hold the elections of 12 May under the law in force without modification, the Integrity Commission, on Sunday, it proposed to prevent the law General amnesty to run for the upcoming elections.
Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Finance Committee revealed that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the coalition of Iraqi forces reached an agreement on the controversial articles in the draft of the state budget budget for the year 2018, while the Presidency of the House of Representatives agreed to include the bill on the agenda of Monday’s session, In the Kurdistan Alliance blocs for optimism about the adoption of the budget, explaining that the meetings held by the Prime Minister with the Kurdish blocs in the federal parliament “are moving positively towards finding solutions.”