Revealing the falsification of a new percentage of electoral fraud in Baghdad

Revealing the falsification of a new percentage of electoral fraud in Baghdad

July 07, 2018 – 13:03

Revealing the falsification of a new percentage of electoral fraud in BaghdadBAGHDAD – A member of the National Coalition, on Saturday, for the falsification of 800 thousand electoral paper by a number of political parties in Baghdad.

“Former member of the Board of Commissioners Riad Badran has confirmed to us the existence of fraud for 800 thousand electoral paper in the capital Baghdad,” said a member of the former National Alliance Abdul Karim Abtan said in a press statement that “the proportion of fraud is two-thirds participation rate throughout the capital.”

He added that “counting and sorting will change the seats of the winning blocs and may appear different results than previously announced,” noting that “a number of deputies have challenged the many polling centers in Baghdad.”

On the other hand, said Otban that “the period of counting and partial counting set by the Electoral Commission formed of judges assigned can be extended and not limited to ten days only.”

The member of the legal committee, former parliamentary Zana Said has revealed, recently, the political pressure on the Council of the Electoral Commission to reduce the period of counting and manual sorting and accelerate the announcement 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 days after the election witnessed a wide debate among the political circles that prompted the House of Representatives to hold a session and vote on the amendment of the election law, including the re-counting and manual counting of the results.

The Federal Supreme Court voted later to respond to the appeals filed on the Third Amendment Law of the House of Representatives Elections Law, while ruling that the cancellation of the elections abroad and the special vote were unconstitutional.

Before the House of Representatives fails to extend his term of office which ended on 30 June 2018 after he was unable to hold a full quorum.