The presidencies of Iraq recommend dissolving parliament




Early elections

Presidencies of Iraq

2021-01-14 16:14

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Shafaq News / On Thursday, a meeting that included the presidencies of Iraq and the “UNAMI” mission came out with a recommendation to dissolve the House of Representatives itself, as well as legislate the Federal Court law and provide full support for the Electoral Commission to hold early elections at the scheduled time.

The meeting was held in the presence of the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, the Speaker of Parliament, Muhammad Al-Halbousi, and the President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Faiq Zeidan.

The meeting hosted the Chairman and members of the Board of Commissioners of the Independent High Electoral Commission, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Jenin Hennes Blasshardt, to discuss the upcoming early elections file, according to a statement issued by the Presidency of the Republic received by Shafaq News.

During the meeting, the Electoral Commission presented the schedule of technical operations and timings for conducting early elections, as well as its commitments to conduct fair and fair elections, intensify its efforts to complete the biometric registration of all voters, and coordinate to ensure effective international monitoring.

The commission confirmed that it would give sufficient time for candidates, political alliances, new political forces and youth to complete the legal registration procedures and submit candidate lists.

In order to enable it to complete its work, the meeting recommended providing full support to the Independent High Electoral Commission to accomplish its tasks and complete the constitutional and legal requirements for holding early elections, and in particular the need for Parliament to legislate the Federal Court law, as well as apply Article 64 of the constitution related to the dissolution of the House of Representatives in preparation for itself. To conduct early elections.

It is scheduled to hold early elections on the sixth of next June. 

Earlier Thursday, an informed source told Shafaq News Agency, that “the Election Commission informed the three presidencies and political forces during its last meeting that it was not ready to hold early elections in June,” indicating that the commission stressed that it “will not be ready until next September. This is supported by some political parties. ”

The source explained, “In the coming days, new meetings will take place between the Election Commission and the three presidencies and political forces to agree on a new date for holding early elections, instead of the date set for next June.”


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