The rule of law on early elections: one year is not enough, and the commission and its law should be changed

The rule of law on early elections: one year is not enough, and the commission and its law should be changed

2022-11-03 08:11

The rule of law on early elections - one year is not enough and the commission and its law should be changedShafaq News/ The State of Law coalition considered today, Thursday, that one year is not enough to hold early general elections in Iraq, stressing the need to change the High Commission and its law.

Member of the State of Law bloc, Muhammad Al-Shammari told Shafaq News Agency, “Conducting early legislative elections needs basic things, which is that there be a political will that is imposed either by agreement or by street pressure,” referring at the same time to the need to “pass a law regulating early parliamentary elections.” Another important thing is the presence of a technical body that is responsible for the elections.”

Al-Shammari added, “The date of holding the early elections needs to be studied,” explaining that “this file is with the government, and it is the one who is working on it now.”

Al-Shammari considered that “a year to hold the elections is not enough,” stressing that “the government will work on the recommendations of the Federal Court to change the Parliamentary Elections Law and the High Electoral Commission.”

Imad Jamil, a member of the media team of the Electoral Commission, told Shafaq News Agency, “Conducting early elections requires the provision of an election law, as well as a sufficient financial budget to complete the electoral process,” noting that “elections depend on the nature of the law, especially that these laws are complex and need to be time for the purpose of its application by the Commission.

He added that “the possibility of holding early elections within a year depends on the law and the provision of funds,” explaining, “that is why we are waiting for the law on the basis of which the next elections will be held, as well as the provision of funds, to know how much time we need to conduct the electoral process.”

On October 27, the Iraqi parliament voted on the ministerial curriculum prepared by Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani, and among the most prominent of that curriculum, “conducting provincial elections, amending the general parliamentary elections law within 3 months, and holding early elections within a year.”

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