Sadr’s coalition announces its refusal to hold elections by the United Nations

Sadr’s coalition announces its refusal to hold elections by the United Nations

2021-02-06 01:10

Sadrs coalition announces its refusal to hold elections by the United NationsShafaq News / The Saeron Alliance, led by the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, announced today, Saturday, its refusal to hold Iraqi parliamentary elections by the United Nations.

The leader in the coalition, MP Riad Al-Masoudi, told Shafaq News, “All elections in the countries of the world are conducted under international control,” indicating that “the type of oversight differs from one country to another, and in most countries the oversight and supervision is formal.”

Al-Masoudi indicated that “the Iraqi political forces, led by the Sadrist movement, demanded that early parliamentary elections be under international and international supervision,” stressing that “overseeing the election process and not holding elections.”

He explained that “this means that the United Nations or any international party will not conduct the Iraqi elections,” stressing that “this matter is rejected and we will not accept it.”

He stressed that “we reject the participation of the United Nations in the details of holding the Iraqi early elections, and we reject any direct interference in this matter,” explaining, “We are with only supervision of the election processes and supervision and supervision of the voting machines and the counting and sorting processes.”

The leader of the State of Law coalition, Nouri al-Maliki, had announced earlier that he refused international supervision of the upcoming Iraqi elections.

Al-Maliki said in a television interview that “placing the elections under international supervision is very dangerous,” stressing that “no country accepts international supervision of its elections,” because, according to him, it represents a “violation of national sovereignty,” while he expressed his agreement to “monitoring only.”

The Iraqi elections were scheduled to take place on the sixth of next June, according to a decision by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi announced last July, but the High Elections Commission called on the Prime Minister to postpone its date, and the Council responded to it, and voted unanimously in a session held on January 19 last On setting the tenth of next October as a new date for holding early elections.