The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) announced Monday that it has filed a complaint with the Federal Court on the Iraqi parliament’s decision to amend the election law.
“The burning of the ballot boxes in Baghdad is a dangerous sign for everyone to take account of any developments,” Kurdish media quoted the director of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s electoral institution, Khosro Kuran, as saying. “What happened in Baghdad will not happen in the region.”
He added that “the party filed a complaint with the Federal Court on the amendment of the election law,” noting that “the decision of the House of Representatives is illegal, and the Council can not cancel the votes of voters.”
The Iraqi parliament decided, earlier, to oblige the Independent High Electoral Commission to re-count and count the whole of Iraq, as the parliament decided to assign nine judges to run the Electoral Commission, and voted on the abolition of Article 38 of the election law, and that the Commission is committed to re-counting and manual sorting across Iraq, Accelerate results.
Article 38 states: The counting and counting process shall be carried out using the electronic results accelerator. Political party agents shall be provided with an electronic copy of the results forms and ballot papers at each polling station.
He announced earlier the full report of the government committee set up by Prime Minister Haider Abadi for the elections, as it confirms the fraud and manipulation of the electoral process, and called for legal action to discuss the directors of the Commission.
The committee called for the cancellation of the results of the elections abroad to prove that there were “serious and deliberate violations and frauds and collusion,” in addition to canceling the voting results in the polling centers and stations for the displaced in several governorates.
According to the report, the committee called for “the manual counting and counting by not less than 5 percent for all polling stations in all governorates to conduct an audit and the intersection.”
Iraq has been the subject of controversy over suspicions of fraud in the parliamentary elections held on May 12 amid calls for cancellation of the results and the re-election.