Al-Sadr coalition discloses that political blocs deliberately obstructed the elections law, because they were not held

Al-Sadr coalition discloses that political blocs deliberately obstructed the elections law, because they were not held

10/21/2020 17:05

Al-Sadr coalition discloses that political blocs deliberately obstructed the elections law because they were not held[Baghdad-Where]
Riyadh Al-Masoudi, deputy of the “Sairoun” coalition supported by the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, said on Wednesday that political blocs (he did not name them) intentionally obstruct the decision of districts and approved the election law for the purpose of postponing it to an unknown time.
Al-Masoudi said. “The Parliamentary Legal Committee is still studying the proposals submitted by the political blocs to the committee regarding the nature of the electoral districts and their number and the number of representatives for each district,” indicating that “the large number of proposals and their increase hindered their resolution and the approval of the election law.”

He added that “some political blocs deliberately obstruct the decision of electoral districts and do not approve the election law because they do not want early elections,” noting that “the political blocs want to tailor the election law according to their personal interests in the upcoming elections,” as he put it.

Parliament voted earlier on the legal committee’s proposal on multiple districts, which stipulates that the number of electoral districts in each governorate should be equal to the number of seats allocated to the women’s quota in the province.

The proposal faced objections from political blocs, most notably Al-Fateh led by Hadi Al-Amiri, the State of Law coalition led by Nuri Al-Maliki, the Kurdistan Islamic Union deputies, the new generation, and some Nineveh MPs.

The Iraqi parliament has not succeeded in resolving the electoral districts file so far due to the political boycott of parliament sessions, which caused the parliament to breach the quorum and postpone the sessions.

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