[size=36]President of the Republic: Reform of the electoral system is an urgent national merit[/size]
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The President of the Republic Barham Saleh, on Tuesday, the need to amend the General Election Law because it represents an urgent national merit to build the state and reform its institutions and eliminate financial and administrative corruption to meet the aspirations and will of the people.
"Saleh received representatives of the United Nations, the Electoral Commission and a number of university professors, media professionals, activists, specialists and legal experts," the statement said, adding that this meeting, which takes place in extremely complex circumstances, is going through great challenges. With experts and specialists to listen to them through the national public opinion first before meeting with the political forces and blocs in this regard, and that listening to different visions helps in reaching logical amendments to the law serve the public interest of our people of all its components and be a starting point The political system.
He stressed that the reluctance of voters to participate in the recent elections is clear evidence of the need to amend the General Election Law as it represents an urgent national merit to build the state and reform its institutions and eliminate financial and administrative corruption to meet the aspirations and will of the people and to promote freedom and democracy in the country.
He pointed out that "Iraq is on the verge of major transformations and we need major reforms that restore confidence in the system of governance in the country, the most important review of the electoral system in a serious and meaningful way provides Iraqis with a guaranteed opportunity to express their vision about their country without diminishing and manipulation."
The President stressed that "we have the courage to call for a national dialogue in which we address the imbalances in the system of government in our country and to achieve a free and dignified life for our people."