Parliamentary sources: attempts to postpone the elections through the Federal Court
Baghdad / Mohammed Sabah
The circles pointed out that the postponement camp includes the prime minister's wing and a Shiite bloc close to him, in addition to the Sunni blocs.
The Electoral Commission had proposed to the Council of Ministers, last week, the parliamentary elections in May 2018.
On September 28, Al-Mida revealed a request by the Sunni forces to the United Nations Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) Postponement of the elections until further notice, citing the delay in the reconstruction of the western provinces, and the non-return of all displaced persons to their areas.
A number of members of the House of Representatives talks between the parliamentary blocs on the fate of the upcoming elections.
The deputies from different blocs, in conversations with (the extent) and refused to reveal their identity, "the wing of Prime Minister Haider Abadi in the Dawa Party and the Shiite forces close to him with changing the dates of parliamentary elections," stressing that the American side also with the postponement of the elections.
"Iran and its proxies, including the popular mobilization forces, are pushing for the elections to be held on schedule and not postponed," the deputies note. But they pointed out that the talks were still going on, and that the decision to postpone was not decided.
The deputies added that "these blocs intends to address the Federal Court to postpone the elections, citing the return of the displaced and the non-reconstruction of the western regions, in addition to the recent crisis that broke out with the Kurdistan region and Kirkuk," and considered that "the atmosphere is ready to decide the scenario of postponement."
But the deputies stressed that the fate of the fate depends on the position of the reference, because it "represents the egg Alkban in such cases."
"The National Alliance and the Union of Forces agreed to form a six-party committee to discuss the holding of the parliamentary elections on schedule or to postpone them," said MP Noura al-Bijari, head of the parliamentary power bloc bloc. "There are challenges facing the masses of forces Sunni, including the non-return of all displaced persons, as well as the spread of armed factions in their areas. "
"This agreement was reached during the meeting, which gathered leaders of the Union of National Forces with the National Alliance in the presence of Nuri al-Maliki and Hadi al-Amiri and Khudair Khuzaie a week ago with the aim of reaching an agreement on the issue of elections."
The member of the Sunni alliance that "the committee will be formed during the next meeting, which will include leaders of the Union of National Forces and the National Alliance, and will be divided in three of the Sunni blocs and three of the Shiite blocs," noting that "the Committee in the event of its formation will begin to negotiate to agree on a final decision. As to the fate of the elections and the possibility of whether or not. "
Raad al-Dahlaki, another member of the Federation of Forces and Chairman of the Immigration Committee, said that "the main tasks of forming the joint committee between the Union of Forces and the National Alliance is to study the possibility of conducting parliamentary elections in the western provinces."
"The Joint Committee will focus on the return of the displaced to their cities, while providing the necessary atmosphere for the holding of parliamentary elections," Dahlaki said in a statement.
"The Sunni forces have called on the United Nations to postpone the parliamentary elections because of the non-return of the displaced and the reconstruction of their cities after liberation," he said.
On the other hand, the Badr bloc, one of the components of the coalition of state law, stressed the importance of holding parliamentary elections on schedule, expressing its rejection of the scenario of postponement or extension of the work of the government and parliament.
MP Ali al-Morshedi told Al-Mada that "the Sunni forces are pushing for postponement of the upcoming parliamentary elections, arguing that the Union of Forces will not be able to return to their cities and governorates."
The political circles have spoken to (the extent), earlier this week, the existence of talks conducted by internal and external parties seeking to postpone the local and parliamentary elections due to the delay of legal legislation to elect provincial councils and parliament.
A member of the Badr bloc that "there are Shiite forces have a desire to postpone the upcoming parliamentary elections," but stressed that "not allow any bloc or entity to exceed the constitutional terms that set the period of the parliamentary session by four calendar years."
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