Parliament discusses the provincial elections law
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Virtue and criticized the Bloc provincial elections law, saying it does not provide equal opportunities to compete and does not guarantee preservation of the vote, and called for reducing the number of members of the provincial councils and identified as "fixed number".
The Council of Representatives, the first of its regular Wednesday, Thursday, headed by Salim al - Jubouri , and the presence of 202 deputy, while the meeting included a presentation my local provincial council elections, and amending the Political Parties Law.
Said Ammar Tohme bloc chairman, in a statement received (range) copy of it, " the provincial elections draft does not provide equal opportunities to compete and does not guarantee the preservation of the vote." She virtue bloc set of observations on the local election law, and stressed that " the number of candidates does not exceed the existing twice the number of constituency seats , " indicating that "This contributes to broaden participation by increasing the percentage of voter participation in the elections and create greater opportunities for parties and emerging political forces to compete for the collection of the seats , especially with the trend to reduce the number of provincial seats. " He said the head of the Virtue " is required in the list of individual that the number of its members at least four candidates to avoid and remedy cases of vacancy at a list seats," he said , "because the proposed law approved the composition of a single candidate, if this candidate won and then vacated the seat for any reason, the replaced would be limited in two ways , either supplementary elections , a difficult issue or be compensated from another list, this means granting voters vote for the candidate of their choice did not, "according to the statement.
He MP Ammar Tohme that " the distribution of seats guaranteed by law system does not provide equal opportunities to compete and does not keep the votes and Aashm expand political participation , " noting that "Sievers duplicate political map and similar precedents , but leads to convert voters voices to the list did not Akhtaroha or for the candidate of their choice did not. "
In the interventions of the House of Representatives on the amendment proposal, MP Riad Ghraib that was considered redundant rings district councils in the provinces became requiring resolved in the absence of the possibility of abolishing the constitution, calling to be a member of the provincial council he obtained a bachelor 's degree.
Attorney Niyazi Oglu felt that reducing the number of members of the provincial councils will affect the work of the committees in the Council.
In turn , I suggest MP Ahmad electrodes applied multiple election districts system in the province to achieve justice in the representation of citizens. For his part , MP Hassan Turan , the adoption rate of St Lego law proposed rate would weaken the representation of small lists, calling for the integration of provincial elections , elections of the House of Representatives to time constraints. For his part , MP Ahmad al - Jubouri ruled out the possibility of holding elections in Nineveh province during the current circumstances, and expressed his support to reduce the number members of the provincial councils in accordance with the mechanism agreed upon and determine the age of the candidate for 25 years. MP Mahmoud Reda to be right for the House of Representatives in consultation with the Council of Ministers and the Electoral Commission to postpone the provincial and district council elections and respects, and urged that minorities be a separate log for records of voters and that one time the public and private voting.