Legal expert comments on new election law: Individual election is easier and will eliminate quota


26-11-2019 06:36 PM

Baghdad – News

The legal expert Ali al-Tamimi, on Tuesday, that the election law of the new Council of Representatives and marriage between direct individual election and proportional representation.

Al-Tamimi said in a statement to Al-Akhbariya that the law currently in force is a combination of direct individual election and proportional representation. Distribution of 50 percent of constituency seats rounded to the smallest integer by re-sequencing all candidates in the constituency regardless of their electoral rolls “The remaining 50 percent will be distributed according to proportional representation.”

He added: “This law will return us to the law of St. Lego, because of the proportion of 50 percent will be distributed on the basis of proportional representation, this step will bring us back to the closed list, and the surplus votes will be distributed to the candidates on the list.”

He pointed out that “based on the above, it will arrive to parliament people who were not elected but arrived through the distribution of surplus votes and lost the rights of the voter,” noting that “the adoption of individual election is the easiest way and will eliminate quotas and consensus.

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