Friday, the deputy of the al-Hikma movement, Hassan Khalati, affirmed that differences within Parliament continued regarding Article 15 of the new election law, while he revealed 3 proposals submitted by the Legal Committee to resolve the dispute.
Hassan Khalati said, in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that “the religious authority called earlier for the approval of a fair and fair elections law, and today it reiterated its call on the law, and the political forces have no choice but to abandon their interests and compromise the requirements of the Iraqi people.”
Khalati added, “The dispute is still ongoing regarding Article 15 of the new election law, which is the essential article in the law that determines the form of the adopted system.”
A member of the House of Representatives pointed out that “the Parliamentary Legal Committee submitted 3 proposals to resolve the current dispute,” stressing that Parliament “will go toward multiple constituencies with 100% individual lists.”
And on Friday, the deputy of the Sadikoun parliamentary bloc, Uday Awad, blamed the “Shiite blocs” for not approving the election law, while noting that some political blocs declare their loyalty to the law and hide the opposite.
Awad said in a statement received (Baghdad today), that “who bears responsibility for not passing the election law by adopting multiple electoral districts are Shiite blocs,” noting that “Shiite blocs have a majority within the House of Representatives and can pass the law if it is one vote.”
He pointed out that “the withdrawal of the Kurdish blocs and some Sunni blocs from the voting session on the election law and breaking the quorum that led to the disruption of the vote on the law.”
He stressed that “the withdrawal of the Kurdish and Sunni blocs will not affect the quorum of law in the event of the presence of all Shiite blocs, pointing out that” the Shiite blocs are apparent with the decision and in secret against this decision because it will lose their seats and because they know that the decision will be opposed by the Kurds and therefore the Shiite blocs were keen to make Some of their deputies do not attend the session in order to delude the people and the public opinion that the Kurds have violated the nisab, and this is really what happened.
Today, Friday (December 20, 2019), the Najaf authority, represented by Marj Al-Sistani, calls for early elections after fair elections legislation and an independent commission for them.
A statement of the reference, read by its representative, Abdul Mahdi Al-Karbalai, in the Friday sermon of Al-Husseini Al-Husayni, in Karbala, stated that “the country is still living in difficult and disturbing situations, as different groups of citizens continue to participate in peaceful demonstrations and sit-ins demanding reform, while some are exposed to The perpetrators of the assassination, kidnapping and threat, and in return many government departments and educational institutions are forced to close their doors without the necessity to do so, and the property of some citizens is subject to burning and vandalism. ”
He added: “In a previous sermon we pointed out that the people are the source of powers and from which they derive their legitimacy – as stipulated by the constitution – and accordingly the nearest and safest way to get out of the current crisis and avoid going to the unknown, chaos, or internal fighting – God forbid – is to return to the people. By holding early elections, after legislating a fair law for them, and forming an independent commission to conduct them, and setting up an effective monitoring mechanism at all stages of its work that will restore confidence in the electoral process.
He continued: “But the observer obstructed the approval of the election law to this day and aggravated the dispute over some of its main articles.” A law that is not in this capacity will not help overcome the current crisis. ”