EU official warns of “widespread fraud results of Iraq’s elections”

EU official warns of “widespread fraud results of Iraq’s elections”

Posted 09/05/2014 12:47 PM

EU official warns of widespread fraud results of Iraqs electionsLondon: Osama Mahdi *
Said Struan Stevenson, a member of the European Parliament, Head of Mission of ties with Iraq in the European Parliament, said there is growing concern that nine days after the Iraqi elections is not published any results with a claim to government sources, that any announcement will not be issued before the end of this month, so The political leaders in Iraq who have expressed concern of fraud and widespread in the elections, now fear further manipulation behind the scenes in the results of the elections in an attempt to secure a third term for Nouri al-Maliki tyrannical, and who does not enjoy any popularity, he said.
He said Stevenson in a press statement received “Elaf” to read on Friday that there are doubts and wide as well, “about the allegations of post 62% of citizens who are entitled to vote in the elections because of the reality of the escalating violence in the country, and the campaign of genocide under way against the Sunni population in Anbar province with vicious attacks barrels of explosive on schools and hospitals in Fallujah and Ramadi and sabotage dams, which led to the flooding of more than half the area of ​​Abu Ghraib near Baghdad, water, and where it is believed many of the political leaders that the 62% of voters who cast their ballots is just a fantasy and far from the truth and reality, “he said .

He said: “Now, has said Iyad Allawi, leader of the Iraqi National List that two million ballot papers had disappeared and lost, the deep skepticism has grown that the fraud major elections have taken place, and there is news that all members of the Iraqi police and army have been issued for each of them my card ballot , and one in the other camps and sent to their homes, which is exacerbated by fears that the elections may be rigged.

He pointed out that “the Iranian regime, which is al-Maliki puppet malleable him to put pressure on the various political factions to support him for a third term as prime minister,” and for the mullahs in Tehran, the formation of a democratic, non-sectarian complete in Baghdad is ominous understand they move forward in their determination to secure the 4 years other authoritarian domination in Iraq under the auspices of Tehran, and that the presence of militias backed by Iran and its involvement in the bloody campaign on Fallujah and Ramadi are clear signs of this intervention. ”

He added that the conclusion is happening is that these elections, the first held in Iraq since the withdrawal of U.S. troops end of 2011 are corrupt so dramatically that the results will be announced in the end will be forged as well, where it is clear that hundreds of thousands of Iraqis were barred from participation in the 30 elections April last because of the violence and threats, including confirms that these elections are the worst in a democratic phase that followed the rule of Saddam Hussein. ”

He called Stevenson United Nations and the United States and the European Union to intervene and declare that these elections are neither free nor fair, and that they should not abandon their responsibilities in this area, have suffered Iraqi citizens enough, and now they need to democratic elections, check them forming a government can achieve democracy, freedom and justice and respect for human rights because of a new four-year dictatorship of corruption Maliki will not be accepted by the Iraqis, he says.