Federal: The commission to nominate members of the Electoral Commission does not violate the Constitution
Baghdad - Journal News
The Federal Supreme Court, on Sunday, a decision on the establishment of a committee of the House of Representatives to nominate the members of the Electoral Commission for elections, stressing that this does not contradict with the Constitution.
The official spokesman Ayas al-Samuk said in a statement received by «Journal News», that "the Federal Supreme Court held its hearing and considered the appeal against the unconstitutionality of Article (3 / II) of Chapter III of the law of the Independent High Electoral Commission and demand cancellation.
He added that "the appeal focused on the establishment of a committee of the House of Representatives to nominate members of the Board of Commissioners on the grounds that this constitutes a violation of the provisions of the Iraqi Constitution."
He added that "the court found in its decision of (7/11/2017) No. (88 / Federal / 2017) that the committee formed by the House of Representatives, which took the nomination of members of the Board of Commissioners, provided for in Article 9 / II of the Independent Commission For the elections, and that their candidacy was in compliance with their obligations under the said law. "
He added that "the appellant was based on that the members of the Commission of the owners of special grades that need to be nominated by the Council of Ministers."
"The court's decision stated that this nomination does not contradict the provisions of the constitution, because the candidates are not the owners of the special grades or the agents of the ministry, but enjoy their privileges without the above mentioned, and therefore the court found that the lawsuit is not based on the Constitution of the Constitution decided to respond."[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]