Parliamentary Legal Committee: Holding Early Elections Next June Is Almost Impossible

Baghdad The Parliamentary Legal Committee confirmed that holding early elections in June of next year is almost impossible.

A member of the committee, Representative Hussein Al-Aqabi, said in a statement to the Iraqi National News Agency (NINA), that “changing the electoral system is necessarily followed by changing all technical and logistical requirements related to the electoral process that requires a time,” indicating that “there are technical difficulties to hold early elections because the electoral system is new, and it was not used previously.

He added that “the governmental and political desire for early elections was allowing to proceed with the adoption of the governorate as a single constituency, not multiple, as the political blocs that intend to implicitly vote for early elections as far as possible”, indicating that “the remaining six months to implement possible measures to hold elections next June, is completely insufficient, as well as disrupting the Federal Court law, which is also linked to elections. ”

The House of Representatives voted in its session held in 10/29/2020 on the electoral constituencies for Kirkuk governorate attached to the House of Representatives election law, so that the parliament presidency officially announced the completion of the electoral constituencies for eighteen Iraqi governorates.

It is mentioned that on December 24, 2019, the House of Representatives voted to legislate the new election law, adopting the multi- constituencies system within the governorate, and awarding seats to the winners of the highest votes on the basis of individual candidacy.


Source: National Iraqi News Agency

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