Presidency: the judiciary rushed to the decision to send a committee to the UNHR building

Policy  2018/06/07 16:21  1190  Editor: en

Baghdad today – Baghdad

The Presidency said on Thursday that the judiciary was quick to take the decision to send a judicial committee to the Electoral Commission building, noting that the bill has not yet reached the office of the presidency.

The NRT Arabiya website quoted a source close to the presidency as saying that “the Higher Judicial Council was quick to take a decision based on a law that was legislated, but it has not yet been issued in the parliament and its offices, and the legislative office is finalizing.”

The source, who preferred not to mention his name, “As for the issuance of the law, Article 129 of the Constitution is clear on the need for publication and to be effective.”

“The question that must be addressed to the judiciary, according to which law have you taken your actions, do you have the law number and the date of issue?”

The source pointed out that “the President of the Republic will deal positively in accordance with the constitutional framework when the bill reaches the Presidency of the Republic,” stressing that “the draft law has not arrived yet.”

The Supreme Judicial Council announced earlier today that a high judicial committee composed of the head of the public prosecutor’s office, the head of the judicial supervision authority and a judicial supervisor would move to the Electoral Commission building to prepare the work of the judiciary under the Third Amendment Law of the Election Law.

The Iraqi Council of Representatives voted on Wednesday (June 6, 2018) on the whole paragraphs of the Third Amendment Law to the Law of the House of Representatives elections.

The provisions of the third amendment included the re-counting and manual counting of the results of the elections, and the suspension of the work of the Board of Commissioners and directors of offices in the provinces of the Commission and replace them with nine judges.

The House of Representatives has also voted to form a fact-finding committee on the elections and the violations that accompanied it.

On 5 June 2018, the Cabinet approved the recommendations of the ministerial committee to investigate the violations that took place in the elections, which confirmed the occurrence of major violations and recommended several points, the most important of which are the cancellation of the results of the outside and the manual counting of part of the results, UNHCR to travel abroad until the completion of investigations and proved not to be involved in the manipulation of results or fraud.

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Abadi and Kubic discuss the integrity of the electoral process

 

Release date: 2018/6/7 18:30 • 40 times scheduled
Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi on Thursday discussed with UN chief Jan Kubic the developments in the political situation in Iraq.
As Ebadi and the official of the United Nations, according to a statement of the prime minister received the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of “the results of the electoral process and international support to help Iraq to complete the measures taken to ensure the transparency and integrity of its outputs.”

Iraq election commission to appeal order for parliament vote recount

Iraqi parliament.

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraq’s beleaguered elections commission has vowed to appeal an order by the parliament to conduct a recount of parliament elections votes at a number of stations.

The commission’s board said in a statement on Thursday it will “use its legal and constitutional right to challenge the third amendment to the elections law”, adding it “performed its duties transparently, and would not allow any party to intervene with its decisions”.

On Wednesday, the Iraqi parliament approved amendments to the elections law that would permit a manual recount of votes cast during the parliament elections held last month, the first Iraq holds since the ouster of Islamic State militants late 2017.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Tuesday his cabinet  approved a report enumerating breaches during the parliament elections held last month, laying blame on the commission that oversaw the polls.

Speaking during his weekly press briefing, Abadi said “the panel formed by the cabinet has found cases of forgery at some polling stations, and the (High Independent) commission bears responsibility”.

He said “the cabinet voted for (approval of) the panel’s findings”, adding that “reliance on unchecked (counting) devices in the elections had put is into trouble”.

Among the panel’s recommendations approved by the cabinet, one that provides for cancelling the results of expatriate voters, as well as conducting a recount of 5% of voting stations.

The prime minister noted that some elections commission members are banned from travel except with his approval.

The Iraqi parliament had earlier called for a recount at 10 percent of voting units, and cancelling expatriate votes.

According to official results of the elections held on May 12th, Abadi’s al-Nasr list came third. First came Saeroon list, sponsored by Shia leader, Muqtada al-Sadr, a populist seeking to break away from Iranian influence and scathingly opposed to foreign military presence in Iraq. Second came al-Fatah, an alliance of former leaders of the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces, the Shia-led troops that backed government forces campaign, under Abadi, to drive out Islamic State militants since 2014.

The Central Bank of Iraq calls on banks not to deal with the company Rsidi Online

 

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Economy News Baghdad:

Called the Central Bank of Iraq, banks and providers of electronic payment services and companies to mediate the sale and purchase of foreign currency and financial transfer companies to not deal with the company Rsidi Online.

“The bank would like to inform you that it did not grant a work permit to ResiOnline or its agents,” said a document issued by the central bank signed by the deputy governor of the agency, Dr. Munther Abdul Qadir al-Sheikli, referring to banks, electronic payment providers, brokerage companies and remittance companies. Not to deal with it in any way. “

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The Central Bank decides to withdraw the work permit for the honey company to mediate the sale and purchase of foreign currencies

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Economy News Baghdad:

The Central Bank of Iraq decided to withdraw work leave from the honey company to mediate the sale and purchase of foreign currencies because of violating the instructions regulating the work of companies mediating the sale and purchase of foreign currencies.

A document issued by the Central Bank, signed by the Director General of the Banking Supervision Department, Qaseem Saleh, addressed to the Ministry of Commerce, reviewed by the “Economy News”, “based on the decision of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank No. 61 of 2018, And the purchase of foreign currency for violating the provisions of the regulation of the work of brokerage companies, “noting that” also decided to confiscate the letter of guarantee of 250 billion dinars and the abolition of the certificate of incorporation. “

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The Commission decided to appeal the third amendment to the electoral law, which was approved by parliament yesterday

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Since 2018-06-07 at 15:43 (Baghdad time)

Baghdad – Mawazine News

The Council of Commissioners of the Electoral Commission on Thursday issued a statement on the vote of the House of Representatives on the third amendment to the law of the elections of the House of Representatives, while indicated that it will contest in this amendment.

“The Council of Commissioners is keen to implement the constitution and the laws in force in which it is committed. The Council will use its constitutional and legal right to challenge the Third Amendment Law to the Law of Election of the Council of Representatives No. (45) for the year 2013 as amended because it contains a number of irregularities in its paragraphs which do not comply with the Constitution and contrary to the law of the Commission No. (11) for the year 2007 amending.

The statement added that “the Board of Commissioners stresses its absolute cooperation with the Supreme Judicial Council in facilitating the task of his work in accordance with the judicial procedures guaranteed by the law.”

The Council explained, according to the statement, that “it is not against the return of manual counting and sorting if it provides the legal side and this is what the Supreme Judicial Council in his statement and renews the Board of Commissioners confidence in the safety of his work in terms of technical and legal aspects in the management of the electoral process, Those who fail in the performance of their duties, including filing their files to eliminate the background of the alleged violations committed inside the polling stations.

He pointed out that “the Board of Commissioners fulfilled its official duty in a professional and transparent manner and did not allow any party to intervene and influence in the core of its decisions, especially the management of the electoral process, which proved the facts of integrity and efficiency despite the challenges.”

And voted the House of Representatives yesterday on the third amendment to the law of the elections of the Council of Representatives, which provides for the re-counting and manual counting of the results of parliamentary elections held on May 12.

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Commission: We will appeal the decision of the Parliament on the recount of electoral votes manually

 

Editorial Date: 2018/6/7 15:54 • 109 times read
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s electoral commission said on Thursday it would contest parliament’s decision to recount electoral votes manually.
A statement issued by the Commission received the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it today, “At a time when the Council of Commissioners keen on the implementation of the Constitution and the laws in force which is committed to it, the Council will use its constitutional and legal right to challenge the law of the third amendment to the law of the election of the Council of Representatives No. 45 of 2013 amended to contain it On the number of irregularities in its paragraphs, which do not comply with the Constitution and contrary to the law of the Commission No. 11 of 2007 amended, and confirms the Board of Commissioners on his absolute cooperation with the Supreme Judicial Council in facilitating the task of work according to the judicial procedures guaranteed by law.
“The Council also makes clear that it is not against the return of manual counting and sorting if it provides the legal side, and this is what the Supreme Judicial Council stated in its statement.”
“The Council of Commissioners reaffirms confidence in the safety of its work in terms of technical and legal aspects in the management of the electoral process, especially has taken many actions against the defaulters in the performance of their duties, including submission of files to eliminate the background of the alleged violations at polling stations.”

He concluded that “the Board of Commissioners performed its official duty in a professional and transparent manner and did not allow any party to intervene and influence at the core of its decisions, especially the management of the electoral process, which proved the facts of integrity and efficiency despite the challenges.”

What will happen to the seats of “Suron” after the parliamentary elections?

What will happen to the seats of "Suron" after the parliamentary elections?
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“The spokesman for the leader of the Sadrist movement after the amendment of the Parliament election law, that the parliament and the government bear responsibility for the amounts paid to the electronic machine, indicating that the law passed by the House of Representatives is contrary to the Constitution of Article 19 paragraph 9 of its validity retroactively.
He also stressed that the number of seats obtained by the “Saron” bloc will not change after the recount manually.
Jaafar al-Moussawi said that “the law passed by the House of Representatives is contrary to the Constitution of Article 19 paragraph 9 of its validity retroactively and this is contrary to the law.”
“We recognize the existence of some manipulation in some provinces, and must be addressed in accordance with the law of elections in force, and there is a judicial body to consider appeals and complaints, has dominated the legislative and executive authority to abolish the judiciary in the country.
The Iraqi Council of Representatives in an extraordinary session held on Wednesday afternoon conducted a manual counting of voting papers in the Iraqi elections held on 12 of last month.
The council session came a day after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi asserted that serious violations had occurred in the elections.
The Council voted in the session held in the presence of 172 deputies on a number of articles of the Third Amendment Law to the law of elections of the Iraqi Council of Representatives.
The amendment included the obligation of the Independent Electoral Commission to re-count and manual counting of all electoral centers throughout Iraq, and the assignment of nine judges to the management of the Board of Commissioners assume the powers of the Board of Commissioners instead of the current Council of the Commission, “to stop the current members of the Board of Commissioners and directors of provincial offices to work until completion Of the investigation of fraud crimes referred to by the Council of Ministers. ”
The amendments also provided for the cancellation of the results of the foreign voting for all governorates, as well as the conditional voting elections in the IDP camps and the population movement of Anbar, Salahuddin, Nineveh and Diyala provinces.
The amendment gave the judicial authority the authority to cancel the results of some polling stations, which prove the existence of irregularities requiring the cancellation of the results.
The commission announced the victory of the alliance, “Saroon” led by Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in the parliamentary elections.

According to the final results, the Sadr alliance won 54 seats out of the total number of seats in the parliament, which is 329 seats.

The Al-Fateh alliance, which is linked to the Iranian-backed Popular Struggle, came in second place with 47 seats, followed by Al-Nasr, led by outgoing Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in third place (42 seats).

Does the amendment of the electoral law require the approval of an infallible?

Policy  2018/06/07 12:31  1009  Editor: hr

Baghdad today – Baghdad

The parliamentary legal committee confirmed on Thursday that the amendment of the law of the elections of the Council of Representatives has entered into force since yesterday, while pointing out that the implementation of the law does not require the approval of the President of the Republic.

The Committee’s Rapporteur, Zana Said, said in an interview with “Baghdad today” that “in terms of formality and art passes the amendment law under the presidency of the Republic for approval, and goes to the Ministry of Justice, for publication in the Iraqi newspaper,” noting that “the implementation of the law begins on the day of voting on it , And the law took effect yesterday, even if not approved by the President or not published by the newspaper facts.

The decision of the parliamentary legal committee, that “the amendment came to the law of the law of the past, and approved by the Presidency of the Republic, the implementation does not need to be ratified again, but a copy goes to the presidency as a routine procedure is only.”

The Iraqi Council of Representatives has voted, Wednesday (6 June 2018), on the whole paragraphs of the Third Amendment Law of the Law of the House of Representatives elections.

The provisions of the third amendment included the re-counting and manual counting of the results of the elections, and the suspension of the work of the Board of Commissioners and directors of offices in the provinces of the Commission and replace them with nine judges.

The House of Representatives also voted to form a fact-finding committee on the elections and the violations that accompanied it.

On 5 June 2018, the Parliament ratified the recommendations of the ministerial committee to investigate the violations that took place in the elections, which confirmed the occurrence of major violations and recommended several points, the most important of which are the cancellation of the results of the outside and the manual counting of part of the results, To the outside until the completion of investigations and proved not to be involved in manipulation of results or fraud.

On Thursday morning, the Supreme Judicial Council announced its approval of the implementation of the third amendment law of the parliamentary elections law, which was voted by the House of Representatives at its last meeting.

A spokesman for the Judicial Council, Abdul Sattar Birqdar, said in a statement that “in implementation of the Third Amendment Law of the Election Law 2018 issued on 6/6/2018, the President of the Supreme Judicial Council decided to invite members of the Supreme Judicial Council to meet on Sunday morning 10/6 / 2018 to nominate judges who will be assigned to carry out the work of the Board of Commissioners and supervise the process of manual re-counting and counting of the results of the elections and the naming of judges who will be in charge of the administration of the offices of the Electoral Commission in the provinces.

He added that he decided to “form a committee from the head of public prosecution and head of judicial supervision and one of the judicial supervisors to move immediately to the Electoral Commission building to prepare for the implementation of the task of the judiciary under the Third Amendment Law of the election law and take all necessary measures to maintain ballot boxes, .

He pointed out that “the issuance of the law to amend the election law depends on the work of the judiciary for the elections concerned to consider the appeals filed on the results of electronic counting and sorting until the resolution of the procedures of counting and sorting manual and submit new appeals regarding them.”

He pointed out that “in view of the sensitivity of the task entrusted to the judiciary under the said law and in order to give a letter of reassurance to the public opinion and to all the contestants and not to allow any party in various names to intervene or try to influence the work of the judiciary on the subject of elections, the Council of Justice not to allow any participant in the elections or Any person related to that from the presence of the Judicial Council or the Electoral Commission or to contact any judge concerned on this subject starting with the President of the Judicial Council and the rest of the judges concerned. ”

He added that he “informs the Judicial Council that all the phones of all the judges concerned have been closed, asking everyone to appreciate the difficult circumstances that accompany the work of the judiciary on this.”

He stressed that “the judiciary as usual will perform a mission honestly and impartially and that it stands at one distance from everyone”, calling on everyone to “be accurate in the statement of views on the work of the judiciary in relation to this task because any abuse constitute a crime punishable by law under The provisions of Article 226 of the Penal Code that penalizes any person who offends the judicial institution. ”

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Supreme judiciary takes important decisions on the amendment of Parliament to the election law (expanded)

Release date: 2018/6/7 9:13 • 466 times read

(Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Supreme Judicial Council announced important decisions to implement the Third Amendment Law of the Election Law of 2018 issued yesterday by the House of Representatives.

A statement issued by the Council received the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it, “The President of the Supreme Judicial Council, decided the following:

1 – Invite members of the Supreme Judicial Council all to meet on Sunday morning to name the judges who will be assigned to carry out the work of the Board of Commissioners and oversee the process of re – And the manual counting of the results of the elections and the naming of judges who will be in charge of the administration of the offices of the Electoral Commission in the provinces

2. The formation of a committee from the head of public prosecution and head of the judicial supervision and a judicial supervisors to move immediately to the Electoral Commission building to prepare for the implementation of the task entrusted to the judiciary under the law The third amendment to the election law and take all necessary measures to maintain the ballot and services and priorities for the process of ballot procedures.

3. The issuance of the law amending the election law stops the work of the judiciary competent for the elections to consider appeals on the results of counting and sorting mail until the resolution of the count and manual screening procedures and new appeals about them .

4. In view of the sensitivity of the task entrusted to eliminate under the Act and in order to give a message reassuring public opinion and all the contestants and gentlemen not allow any party whatsoever of various denominations from interfering or attempting to influence Ml judiciary on the subject of elections Judicial Council announces not to allow any participant in the elections or any person connected with it from the audience to the Judicial Council or the Electoral Commission or contact any interested judge on this subject , starting from the President of the Judicial Council and the rest of the gentlemen judges respective personnel. ”

The Judicial Council informed everyone that “the phones of all the judges concerned have been closed, asking everyone to appreciate the difficult circumstances that accompany the work of the judiciary in this regard.”

The Higher Judicial Council affirmed to everyone that “the judiciary as usual will perform a mission with integrity and impartiality and that it stands at a distance from everyone. The Supreme Judicial Council also calls on everyone to exercise the accuracy of the statement regarding the opinions of the judiciary regarding this task. Under the provisions of Article 226 of the Penal Code, which penalizes any person who offends the judicial institution. ”

The House of Representatives voted in the extraordinary session held on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Salim al-Jubouri, the presence of 173 deputies, on the proposed amendment to the third law of the elections of the House of Representatives No. 45 of 2013 “with the aim of achieving transparency in the election results and maintain the democratic system of Iraq and protect the electoral process, Elections and fairness and to prove the lack of validity of the acceleration of electronic results and caused by the lack of results appear in real and for the manual counting and counting across Iraq. ”

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