Al-Kazemi comments on the postponement of the early elections

Al-Kazemi comments on the postponement of the early elections

01/19/2021 16:12

Al-Kazemi comments on the postponement of the early elections[Baghdad-Where]
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi considered changing the date of early legislative elections in Iraq “is not neutral” from the principle of holding them, but rather is based on any case, and that his government will not give up on it as it is a popular demand.
The Council of Ministers voted unanimously in its session held today, Tuesday, to set the tenth of next October as the date for holding early elections instead of the sixth of June.

Al-Kazemi said in a speech during the session that “we have previously set the date of the sixth of next June as the date for early elections, and this date came to fulfill our pledges to hold elections within a year of our assumption of responsibility.”

He added, “We have confirmed throughout the past period, and through discussions with all political forces and legal and popular actors, that the government will not hold elections as agreed, and we stipulated ensuring free, fair and fair elections, and we made every effort to ensure electoral security.”

“The government is able to ensure the security of the elections on the sixth of next June, through military and security plans that we have been preparing for months, and through training and practices carried out by the security institutions, in preparation for election day,” Al-Kazemi added.

He also said, “We were keen to provide the commission’s budget, and directed us to overcome all obstacles it faces, and we voted, in the previous session, in favor of biometric registration for all employees in the country, and we support the completion of the registration, as it is the best way to prevent tampering with the election results.”

The Prime Minister indicated that “most of the political forces have assured us of their support for the commission,” adding that “the commission confirmed in its proposal that it submitted to the Council of Ministers that the issue has important technical dimensions, and that it is keen on the integrity of the elections and equal opportunities for everyone to run the electoral process fairly.” .

He continued by saying that the proposal submitted by the Electoral Commission is to extend the nomination dates, and to grant a longer time to complete the schedule of the electoral process to the fullest, and this is not a deviation from the principle of early elections, as it is based in any case, and it will not be waived and it is a popular demand supported by the reference And part of the government program. ”