The Iraqi street is waiting for the next 48 hours, two major events, namely the response of the Supreme Federal Court of Iraq (the highest judicial authority in the country) on the integrity of the elections and the extraordinary session of the Iraqi parliament scheduled Saturday morning, under an atmosphere of escalation by the Electoral Commission, which refused to respond to the decisions Parliament, and the threat of the recent dismissal of all members of the Commission, in accordance with Article 20 of the Iraqi Constitution in force in the country.
According to Iraqi officials and politicians in Baghdad, Najaf and Erbil talked to them “the new Arab,” the decision of the Federal Court of Iraq is expected to be issued within the next 48 hours of today, and carries the formula of constitutional interpretation and not the wording of the decision, in view of the absence of a complaint against the Presidency of Parliament or Electoral Commission as a second party.
|“ “The resolution of this controversy would signal the beginning of the declaration of political alliances between the blocs “
“Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi supports the position of Iraqi President Fuad Masum in accepting the results of the current elections and the danger of canceling them and returning to square one because of the specific link to the security situation in Iraq as a whole,” said an Iraqi minister in Baghdad. “He said, adding that” Abadi in his position is similar to the position of Moqtada al-Sadr (the alliance of Saron) and Massoud Barzani(KDP), not to cancel the results and acceptance of the best options available, but at the same time does not mind and others to review the electoral appeals and the cancellation of doubtful votes , As well as taking a sample Hoaiah from polling stations to re-sorting and counting them manually to ensure the safety of the general election fraud. “The minister pointed out that the coalition of “State of Law” led by Nuri al-Maliki , and “the conquest” led by Hadi al-Amiri, “a prominent supporters of the decisions of parliament, because they did not get what they were aspiring to him from the seats in the elections,” revealing that ” Which would signal the beginning of the declaration of political alliances between the blocks.
In the meantime, the Presidency of the Iraqi Parliament, represented by President Salim al-Jubouri, and his first deputy Hammam Hamoudi, and his second deputy, Aram Sheikh Mohammed, and the three lost in this election, to hold a third extraordinary session on Saturday, to discuss the lack of response by the Electoral Commission to its decisions.
In this context, the deputy in the Iraqi parliament, Abdul Karim Abtan, the “new Arab”, the parliament session “will go away by its decisions against the Electoral Commission after the latter refused to recognize the fraud and manipulation of elections,” noting that “the parliamentary session is open and the validity of the Constitutional Parliament is still Window on everyone, and no one has the right to veto its decisions. “
Abtan said that “the quorum is complete and more than half of the members of Parliament are present to attend the meeting,” adding that “there is a law will be read in Parliament concerning the Commission itself, and there is a project to sue the Commission, the Parliament itself to the judiciary.”
In addition, sources from within the Iraqi parliament, the “New Arab”, the existence of cases of disobedience by a large number of deputies on the decisions of their blocs , most prominent Sunni deputies and Kurds and others belonging to the ruling National Alliance, where they were asked not to attend the meetings, but refused to do so They insisted on participating. “
According to the same sources, the parliamentary session “will see the introduction of a draft amendment to the election law, and vote on a resolution obliging the Commission, to re-counting and sorting manually at all polling stations in Iraq and by 100 per cent The project also includes the supervision of a number of judges on the work of the Commission and the Council of Commissioners, The counting and sorting by hand, and if proven fraud, even if a small percentage, will go to the House of Representatives to withdraw confidence from the current Commission.
|“ Parliament session will go away by its decisions against the Electoral Commission“
For his part, questioned the leadership of the alliance, “conquest”, Razzaq al-Haidari, in the meeting because of the lack of attendance of MPs benefiting from the results of the elections that took place, as well as the pressure on a number of them. Al-Haidari said in an interview with “the new Arab” that “the expected meeting, may not achieve a quorum, because in the last session was difficult to achieve this,” noting that “the decisions taken at the last meeting on the elections, enough to take UNHCR issue of manual counting and sorting seriously. “The parliament was aimed during the previous sessions to discuss the results of the elections, to correct the democratic process, because it was proved that there are real problems during the elections, such as the use of force, and the adoption of illegal roads in some polling stations,” pointing out that ” To a full parliamentary presence and political consensus, to be amended, and this will not be achieved during the final days of the life of the current parliament. “
Look forward to the decision of the Federal Court
In the meantime, scenarios are being presented to the federal court; both do not include canceling the results of the Iraqi elections and forcing the commission to return the ballot. “The court will deal with the case through its Supreme Council of Judges, consisting of eight judges with the rank of adviser, and authorized to interpret and clarify the articles of the constitution ,” said Justice Hassan Farhan al-Rubaie, noting that “there is a high probability that the court will issue A decision to invalidate the first resolution of the parliament is the abolition of the votes of voters of the displaced and displaced, in contradiction to Article 3 of the Iraqi Constitution, which states that each Iraqi right to vote, and not the right to confiscate this right or repeal, but may support the decision of the Second Parliament is the re-counting and sorting manually by 10 percent. As a matter within the powers of parliament as a legislative authority. “
|“ Both will appear before the court and both will not include the cancellation of the election results“
Al-Rubaie added that “the second option is to go to the court to consider the issue of the power of the judiciary, not the legislative, and calls the affected or have evidence of fraud, to file a lawsuit and thus freeze the process of ratification of the election results,” explaining that ” Will not come out of them confirms the position of the parliament fully or support calls for the abolition of elections, unless the judicial investigations proved the corruption of the voting mechanism in full, and this after the submission of complaints to them, and this process takes time is not simple.
In turn, the Iraqi legal expert, Tariq Harb, the “new Arab”, that the opinion of the Federal Supreme Court “binding on all parties can not be opposed,” noting that “the decision of parliament to cancel the elections abroad needs to legislate a law and not by a resolution passed by Parliament, Last week, and the judiciary can punish the forgery and invalidate the results, as the Parliament can not turn into a court, and the issuance of sentences to cancel the results, “pointing out that” the subject of the decision of Parliament by counting and counting manual, because the scrutiny and inspection and confirmation,
He explained that “the Parliament has the right to verify the validity of the proceedings as long as the subject does not reach the cancellation of the results If the cases of fraud, the complaint is the Commission and the appeal to the judiciary, in accordance with the provisions of the law of the Commission, , According to him.