For the first time .. Provincial Council admits the occurrence of fraud in the elections

For the first time .. Provincial Council admits the occurrence of fraud in the elections

June 16, 2018 – 9:14

For the first time .. Provincial Council admits the occurrence of fraud in the electionsSumer News: Baghdad .. The Council of Anbar province, on Saturday, the occurrence of large fraud in all polling stations in the province.

“The election centers in the cities of Anbar have witnessed large frauds by influential parties to seize the parliamentary elections in a serious incident that requires taking the maximum penalties against manipulators and counterfeiters,” said Taha Abdul Ghani al-Hazimawi, a member of the provincial council.

“The IDP camps also witnessed large frauds,” he said. “This is what the committee formed by the Council of Ministers has pointed out. We are awaiting the decisions of the Federal Court and referring the manipulative parties to the results of the elections to the judiciary.”

“The cancellation of the results of IDP camps and some other centers in Anbar will make major changes in the previous results,” he said, adding that “all candidates are waiting for the results of the investigation and the maximum penalties for the manipulators and forgers of the results of the parliamentary elections.”

The parliamentary elections were held on May 12, 2018 in Baghdad and the provinces amid tight security. The Electoral Commission announced hours later that the participation rate was 44% with the participation of more than 10 million out of the 24 million eligible to participate in the elections.

The results came out of the alliance of Sowron, supported by Muqtada al-Sadr first at the level of the provinces followed by the Fatah Alliance led by Hadi al-Amiri, and then the victory coalition led by Prime Minister Haider Abadi.

The political and media circles were preoccupied with monitoring the low turnout of polling stations in different Iraqi cities, where the participation rate reached 44% compared to the 2014 elections which reached 60%.
He explained the low participation rates with many problems in the voting procedures, and the failure of electronic auditing, in addition to the general frustration of the repetition of the traditional political forces themselves.

The US State Department congratulated Iraqis on holding parliamentary elections, calling for a “comprehensive” government that meets the needs of all Iraqis.

According to the map of political positions announced, most of the political parties that fought the elections will work to form alliances to form the next government.