Urgent House of Representatives votes on proposals for a mechanism for distributing electoral districts {expanded}

Urgent House of Representatives votes on proposals for a mechanism for distributing electoral districts {expanded}

09/26/2020 18:33:31

Urgent House of Representatives votes on proposals for a mechanism for distributing electoral districts{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The House of Representatives voted in its ninth session of the fourth parliamentary session for the third legislative year of the first legislative term, which was held under the chairmanship of Muhammad al-Halbousi, Speaker of the Council today. Saturday, in the presence of 180 deputies, the Legal Committee proposals related to the mechanism for distributing electoral districts.
The Parliamentary Legal Committee read out its report on electoral districts, noting that it had approached the heads of political blocs for the purpose of presenting their proposals regarding the mechanism for dividing multiple electoral districts, expressing their support for the numbers of an attachment to districts within the basis of defining a unified standard for all governorates of Iraq and not excluding any governorate from the standard, without delay Any governorate through the mechanism of distributing electoral districts, in addition to ensuring a balance between districts in terms of their size, so that they are similar to the number of seats within the electoral districts, and to ensure the achievement of the women’s quota. ”

The Parliamentary Committee emphasized “the commitment to geographical proximity and the diversity of components within each governorate and the adoption of the principle of transparency and justice when distributing electoral districts, as well as relying on the 2010 population statistics issued by the Ministry of Planning and the proposal to conduct elections by adopting the biometric card exclusively based on the demands of a number of women and gentlemen.” .

For his part, Al-Halbousi stressed “the importance of the electoral districts completing the law as it is in the interest of society and political forces, noting that the Presidency of the Council is ready to present proposals at any time on the condition that social justice be achieved and the national interest is prevalent by setting standards adopted by the street, especially the demands of the demonstrators in addition to a proposal.” By setting special standards for some governorates and taking into account the mechanism for distributing constituencies without selectively, he called on everyone to assume responsibility and vote to complete the legislation, and in the event of failure to achieve consensus between the political blocs, the Council will resort to the decisive public vote.

The council voted on “proposals for a mechanism for distributing electoral districts, which stipulated” the obligation to adhere to geographical contiguity and the diversity of components within each governorate and to adopt the principle of transparency and fairness when distributing electoral districts. It is not permissible for any governorate to postpone the mechanism of distributing electoral districts for any reason whatsoever. 2010 issued by the Ministry of Planning to achieve the provisions of Article (49) of the Constitution and to define a unified standard for all governorates of Iraq and not exclude any province from the aforementioned standard while preserving the rights of representation of the components. ”

The Council also voted to postpone the vote on completing the electoral districts until Saturday, October 10, based on a request by a number of council members.

After that, it was decided to adjourn the session to tomorrow, Sunday, 9/27/2020

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