A meeting of the National Alliance in the presence of al-Maliki: Elections must be held on time
Baghdad / Range
"The statement stressed that the meeting" called on the government to address the issues of displaced people in order to vote freely. " The participants also called on the Electoral Commission to complete its technical and practical procedures for the success of the electoral process.
This is the second meeting of its kind held by the National Alliance in the office of al-Maliki and is absent from Prime Minister Haider Abadi and the head of the National Alliance Ammar al-Hakim.
The meeting of the coalition held under the chairmanship of al-Maliki, last November, attended by parties to the Alliance of Forces headed by Speaker of the House of Representatives Salim Jubouri, the next day to pass the staff of the Electoral Commission after months of disruption.
In a related context, Prime Minister Haider Abadi discussed with the Electoral Commission preparations and preparations for the holding of elections, and called for the need to work independently and impartiality.
This came during the reception of the President and members of the Electoral Commission in his office on Friday evening.
A statement issued by the prime minister's office said that the meeting discussed "preparations and preparations for the elections and their financial and administrative aspects, technical requirements, equipment and equipment to be carried out in the various stages of registration, polling and counting to the mechanisms of announcing the results and procedures for the participation of displaced persons and returnees in the governorates. Liberating and creating the right atmosphere for their participation. "
Abadi praised the "efforts of the Commission," calling for "the need to work on the principle of independence and neutrality."
"The importance of updating all citizens to their electoral records and calling on all national media to encourage citizens to obtain the election card and urged them to register and participate in the elections on schedule," the prime minister said.
The Council of Representatives decided last Wednesday to host the Electoral Commission in Thursday's session to hear the most important obstacles facing the holding of elections.
Sunni blocs suggested that the Abadi government submit a draft declaration of the emergency government as a constitutional exit to postpone the elections ahead of schedule in May.
"The answers of the members of the Commission were realistic and professional and put points on the characters and resolved the debate on the conduct of elections in Iraq in general and the provinces affected in particular," said Adel al-Mahallawi, MP from Anbar.
"The Commission confirmed that the verification bodies in Nineveh, Salah al-Din and Anbar have been robbed and vandalized by the organization calling the terrorist, which requires the completion of the contract for the purpose of compensation for devices that are hoped to arrive in the coming months, which means The impossibility of holding the elections on time, which must be postponed to another date. "
"The Commission has given the legal justification for the postponement of the elections for technical matters, it is imperative to invest this excuse and postpone the election to another date to be agreed later by all political partners."
Al-Mahallawi called for "the creation of suitable conditions for the elections through the comprehensive return of the displaced and the reconstruction of the cities destroyed by terrorism and the arms embargo in the hands of the state to ensure fair elections that provide equal opportunities for all Iraqis to express their views without pressure."
In this context, Bahaa al-Araji, the former deputy prime minister, called for holding elections on time.
Araji, said in a statement received (range) a copy of yesterday, that "most of the political blocs push to postpone the holding of elections, and each of these blocks reasons and arguments to show."
The former Deputy Prime Minister, "of them believes that the file of the displaced and the reconstruction of liberated cities and not allocate the necessary funds and the possibilities of the Commission to conduct the elections, reasons to stick to the option of postponement, and this leads them to disrupt the ratification of the Parliament on the date of elections and delay the adoption of the general budget of the country.
Araji pointed out that "the real reason behind the wishes of postponement, is the decline of the influence and popularity of some forces in the Iraqi street parties and people." He called for "to create a state of pressure either from the religious authority or the international community or the Iraqi street towards the conduct of the election on time, and otherwise, the fear will escalate from reaching the stage of (non-state)."
Meanwhile, the deputy of the coalition of state law, Rehab Abouda, warned of attempts to postpone the elections.
"Attempts are under way in the legislative institution to prepare the public opinion to postpone the elections and turn it into a fait accompli without any justification or pretext," Abouda said in a statement.
A member of the coalition of state law, "If there are normal circumstances to hold elections on schedule, this year after the end of the parliamentary session and provide all the conditions favorable to it," considering that "the only pretext that is marketed as a barrier is the issue of displaced persons, Iraqi forces themselves that they want to use this paper in order to return the largest number of them. "
"These forces know that the end of the parliamentary session makes the government act alone without supervision, which is the most dangerous thing to stand against," she said.