Najafi in Erbil today to discuss the election law disputes
Najafi in Erbil today to discuss the election law disputes
10/26/2013 12:00 AM
During a meeting reunion .. President of the Government and Parliament have agreed to promote calm and to address the phenomena of incitement to violence
Baghdad morning Alaa al-Tai
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi, political and security developments, in addition to the subject of the election law under discussion in the House of Representatives. According to a statement issued by the office Media prime minister got the “morning”, a copy of that Maliki received at his office Najafi, where it was agreed to work together to find a solution to a number of legislative issues and political, as was emphasized the need to work by all means to promote a climate of calm and strengthen the bonds of brotherhood among the people of the community and to address the phenomena of incitement to violence and sectarian firmly, and the face of some of the phenomena security emergency issue of displacement and tensions occurring in some areas, as well as agreement on the need for cooperation between the legislative and executive branches so as to enhance political stability and security and confront internal and external challenges faced by Iraq. According to informed sources, the House Speaker Osama Najafi heading Today at the head of a parliamentary delegation to Arbil to meet with Barzani and a number of officials in the region to discuss the differences on the law and reach a consensus for a vote on schedule and hold elections on April 31, 2014. visit comes following the announcement of Najafi in a press statement resume dialogues and talks with parliamentary blocs and the emphasis on hold parliamentary elections on schedule.
indicates parliamentary sources that these endeavors come because of widening differences between the parliamentary blocs on the election law and the increasing pressures of the United Nations and relevant to hold the elections as scheduled.
MP from the bloc Islamic Supreme Council, Abdul-Hussein Abtan, said in told the “Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network,” that the visit of the President of the Parliament to Arbil comes against the backdrop of pressure from the United Nations and countries interested in Iraqi affairs and international organizations, civil and calls for elections as scheduled without delay.
, and continued: Najafi and Maliki stressed in their meeting held recently the importance of the parliamentary elections on schedule and consolidate the concepts of democracy, as the president of the parliament said in a statement the resumption of talks with parliamentary blocs to reach a consensus to pass the law within the period identified and approved in a maximum period of 30 of October this month. resolving partial revealed Abtan about that meetings between leaders of the blocks resulted in resolving partial to the issues of contention, believing that the coming days will result in passing the law, particularly with the continuation of dialogues and negotiations, and the erosion of barriers that were preventing the vote on the law during the past few days. This was denied by MP for the coalition of state law, Ihsan al-Awadi, as hinted the lack of a common vision of the differences between the blocs on the law. said al-Awadi, in his statement for “Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network,” to the existence of efforts to parliament speaker Nujaifi for the resumption of talks between the parliamentary blocs in order to reach agreement on the paragraphs at issue in the election law and parliamentary approval in a timely manner , which is a positive thing, stressing not clear any shared vision of the differences to the presence of lumps are still sticking to their positions. return of the old law and expressed the hope that contribute to efforts led by Najafi in reaching a consensus on the law, calling on the masses to show flexibility in order to prevent postponement of the elections, noting that in the event of failure to reach agreement will go back to the old law with the correct paragraphs objected to by the Federal Court. The House of Representatives has failed in several previous sessions to vote on the law, which has seen several differences between the blocs, including determining denominator platform, and identify compensatory seats and quotas and other paragraphs of the law, as parliament decided to parliamentary elections as scheduled constitutionally so as not to exceed the 30 of April of next year. noteworthy that the Federal Court had objected to some articles of the law, which took place whereby the House of Representatives election in 2010 and the most prominent of these objections which called for amending it relates to the way the distribution of voters contained in Article 3 of the Act, which provides for the distribution of votes voters entities that did not reach the electoral threshold, the winning blocs and paragraphs concerning the distribution of quota of minorities own Balsabih and Shabak. threats Kurdish turn, carry the leader of the Kurdistan Alliance Mahmoud Othman, told the “Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network,” all the political blocs responsibility for delaying the ratification of the parliamentary elections, noting that “the ball is in the court of everyone and not the Kurds,” in the words of the MP. Osman said that the talks taking place need to show flexibility to reach results and common denominators, in preparation for the adoption of the law, pointing out that in the event of failure to reach an agreement within the prescribed period of 30 of October this, it is possible to extend the dialogues until after this period, particularly since the Commission set the election date and started its proceedings and received from the government amounts to finance campaign. said: that the differences that led to the delay the vote on the law, many are stationed in how to conduct elections in the country, that Iraq will be a 325 circle, or 18 circle, or be a single circle, in addition to the electoral threshold and the adoption of a system Havandat or Saint Lego, as well as differences over the special voting and amended the electoral and compensatory seats. legitimate interests and noted the MP that each block has the right to look at their interests, including the Kurdistan Alliance being seen in the demands justice to him and they were investigating increasing the number of seats, indicating that compatibility is the most prominent feature of the pass laws in the House of Representatives does not can pass any of the important legislation absence. threatened to Osman that his bloc would withdraw and the intersection of the election in case law was passed by majority according to the president of the province Barzani earlier, where is the Kurds a key component in the political process and can not be ignored, and called for giving the blocks a greater opportunity and more time to take the appropriate decision and to reach agreement on the law. alternative systems , it noted the decision of Parliament Muhammad Al-Khalidi bloc united parliamentary elections, to be to meet with Maliki and Nujaifi stressed the importance of commitment to the date of the elections and the formation of a government that represents Iraqis come according to their choices. said Khalidi: Prime Parliament confirmed during the meeting that there are several alternative systems on the table for the elections are being discussed in order to reach agreement, indicating that the parliamentary blocs do not want to apply the system of Saint Lego, which was introduced in the provincial elections last, what caused the disintegration of the voices and problems led to increased conflicts and the formation of governments weak.