Policy 2018/05/26 22:10 701 Editor: hr
Baghdad today – Baghdad
Jafar al-Moussawi, a spokesman for Sadr’s leader Moqtada al-Sadr, said on Saturday that the parliament was not fit to cancel the election results, noting that any such action would lead to chaos.
Moussawi said in a statement: “It is not the powers of the House of Representatives to cancel or amend the election results, even if through the legislation of law,” but added: “because we will be here for tasks far from the concept of legislation and close to the establishment to chaos.”
He explained that “the law of the Electoral Commission to draw the party to appeal and complaints and the mechanism to be followed when the results,” noting that “included the allocation of a judicial body of the Iraqi Court of Cassation to consider appeals in accordance with the law.”
Al-Moussawi added that “this judicial body is limited to its role in the consideration of what is before it does not exceed,” adding that “what the House of Representatives or what he wants to start is to creep the validity of other authorities.”
Moussaoui said: “If there is a shortness in the work of the Commission, the House of Representatives accountability in accordance with the law and its accountability when the availability of evidence and conviction of the members of the House of Representatives,” pointing out that “the Federal Supreme Court to go wrong or invalid election results.”
“The role of the Federal Court is limited under Article 93 / VII of the Constitution by approving the results of the elections,” he added, noting that “when it refrained from doing so, it is a violation of the Constitution.”
Moussawi said: “We are with the followers of peaceful legal methods to consider the complaints and violations that accompanied the electoral process,” and called on the Independent High Electoral Commission and the judicial body competent to “seriously and fair consideration of those requests and the speed of resolution in accordance with the laws in force.”
The Iraqi parliament failed earlier Saturday to hold its extraordinary session to discuss the “violations” that accompanied the electoral process, while Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri pledged to take “legal means” to evaluate the electoral process.
A parliamentary source, in an interview with (Baghdad today), “The House of Representatives failed, this afternoon, to hold its extraordinary meeting to discuss the violations that accompanied the electoral process for the lack of quorum,” noting that “the presidency of the Council decided to postpone the meeting until next Monday “He said.
For his part, said Parliament Speaker Salim Jubouri, “The number of deputies present in the parliament room 149 deputies,” noting that “the convening of an extraordinary meeting came from the sense of responsibility by the members of the Council to correct the course.”
Jubouri added that “the lack of quorum will not prevent the Council from taking legal means to evaluate the electoral process,” asserting “the existence of a statement on the violations that took place in the election results.”
A source in the House of Representatives said earlier Saturday that 160 deputies had entered the parliament to attend the special session called by the presidency of the Council.
The source said, in an interview with (Baghdad today), that “160 deputies entered the parliament room to attend the special session called by the presidency of the Council to discuss the violations that accompanied the electoral process.”
The source, who asked not to be named, that “the influx of deputies is still going to the parliament,” noting that “Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri asked all deputies present to sit in their places to count the number inside the hall.”