Legal Committee: Local Elections Law is ready to vote
Baghdad / term
The Legal Committee of Parliament, announced on Saturday, the voting requirements of the completion of the draft provincial elections law, pointing to the existence of a preliminary agreement on the integration of local elections scheduled to take place next September with the parliamentary elections in April 2018.
MP said Mahmoud Hassan, in a statement obtained (range) , a copy of it, " the legal Committee has completed all the voting requirements of the draft provincial elections law, after he has read the first two readings and the second in the parliament , " noting that " the Committee put four proposals before members of the House of Representatives to vote on one of them and adopt the denominator election B in the upcoming provincial elections. "
Hassan pointed out that "this denominator , which is one of the controversial issues with the approach of the elections , whether local or Alnibaah because it determines the number of seats and votes to be obtained , " revealing "the existence of a parliamentary agreement in principle to postpone provincial elections scheduled to take place in the 16 next September, and integrate them with the parliamentary counterpart planned Ajeraaha in 2018 ".
He said the legal committee member , said "the agreement did not come from a vacuum , but came against the backdrop of a number of data that indicate the existence of difficulties surrounding the Independent Electoral Commission, in particular the work of those relating to the selection of new commissioners with the Council, which can not be chosen in haste."
Since the date of the 20th of last April, local governments entered into a constitutional vacuum due to the end of the mandate of the councils. The House of Representatives stands bewildered to address this vacuum, witnessed by the provinces for the first time since its inception in 2003. The
government surprised parliament, who enjoys his vacation legislative now, an official Baamam requesting the provincial councils to continue its work until the elections that there seems to be an agreement to merge them with the elections
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