Election Commission issues a statement on early elections

Election Commission issues a statement on early elections

1/8/2020 17:32

Election Commission issues a statement on early electionsAyna News – Baghdad

The Independent High Electoral Commission announced its willingness to hold the elections on the date specified by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, announcing the necessary conditions.

The Commission added that: “Out of our responsibility before the Iraqi people and its sacrifices, which created this new political atmosphere in the country for free, fair and transparent elections, and under the supervision of the United Nations, international organizations, international observers and relevant Iraqi organizations, the Independent High Electoral Commission announces that it will be ready to hold elections on time What was determined by the Prime Minister if the following conditions are met:

First: The Parliament should complete the election law as soon as possible and publish it in the Official Gazette, as it represents the legal framework for the election process.

Second: The Parliament should legislate an alternative text for Article 3 of Ordinance No. 30 for the year 2005 to complete the quorum of the Federal Supreme Court, which is the only body legally empowered to endorse the election results.

Third: The government shall prepare the electoral budget and provide the requirements that the commission has previously requested from the relevant ministries and whose presence helps the commission to conduct the elections at the specified time.

In this regard, the Commission requests the Prime Minister to allocate a special session to the Council of Ministers to discuss solving problems that hinder the work of the Commission related to the aforementioned ministries and to issue the necessary decisions to solve them.

Fourth: The Commission calls the United Nations and other competent international organizations to provide electoral assistance, and provides the necessary oversight to achieve free, transparent and fair elections that represent the true will of the Iraqi people. ”

And she continued:“ The Independent High Electoral Commission declares its full commitment, after implementing the above, to work on Perform her constitutional mission with sincerity and dedication. We pledge to the people of the people to put their votes in the rank of legal and moral trust, to implement an electoral process with the standards of transparency known in democratic systems. ”