Maliki and Abadi compete to miss the "call" for the elections for the first time
Baghdad / Mohammed Sabah
The move comes two days after the end of the registration period of political alliances. And after the prime minister failed to resolve his options in the next phase, unlike Maliki, who seemed confident of running the elections by presiding over the lists of the Dawa party and the coalition of the rule of law.
The Electoral Commission has kept the door close to the Dawa Party leaders to resolve their differences, as did not announce, as expected, the names of the alliances and the number of the end of official office last Thursday.
"The leadership of the Islamic Dawa Party met on Saturday afternoon and decided to adopt a series of decisions in favor of the call and unity of ranks and submitted a request to the Electoral Commission," a source in the Dawa Party said late on Saturday.
The source added that "the meeting agreed not to enter the Islamic Dawa Party as a political party in the political and electoral alliances registered with the Department of Parties in the Electoral Commission, specifically in the elections of the Council of Representatives and the provinces of 2018.
The source added that "the meeting agreed that the members of the party at all levels of organizational and leadership full freedom to participate in the elections with their personal addresses and not partisan and nomination in any list or another coalition."
The Dawa party leadership decided that "members of the party at all levels of leadership and organization with their personal addresses will preside over any of the electoral lists and decided to establish an organizational forum for preachers and form a coordination committee between the two lists and useful technical decisions."
Later, the Dawa Party, through its political office headed by Haider al-Abadi, issued a statement saying that "the party will mobilize its energies in supporting the loyalists and national lists, leaving its members and supporters free to vote, vote and vote in political lists and coalitions registered within the principles, Framework of laws in force ". "The party does not see the need to come down in its name in the upcoming elections of 2018."
Under the Dawa Party's ruling, party candidates may run as members of other lists or lead other alliances, as the prime minister, who intends to run for election, wants through the Alliance of Victory and Reform.
However, individual candidacy in any of the lists requires joining after the break from the other party, and political alliances are not considered a political entity according to the instructions of the Electoral Commission.
Yesterday, the Electoral Commission clarified the gap facing the decision of the Dawa Party, but the members of the Council of the Commission apologized for the answer to their preoccupation with a trip to the Kurdistan region.
On Monday, the commission is expected to announce final results for the registration of political alliances that plan to run in the next election.
"After the election commission announced the closure of the registration of coalitions for Thursday's elections, it has become unable to register a new entity or allow alliances to manipulate its lists," said former election commissioner Gulshan Kamal.
"There is a problem in the election coalitions of the Dawa Party, which has been divided into two electoral lists, which is prohibited by the law of the influential parties," Kamal said in a statement.
And draws the former member of the Commission to "the existence of another problem is the registration of the entity of the Dawa Party and a coalition of state law in the name of Nuri al-Maliki is prohibited by the law of parties," considering that "the solution to this problem lies within the Dawa Party and not the Electoral Commission."
Kamal stressed that "the law of the parties in force does not allow any party to participate in the electoral process on two separate lists on the grounds that each party has its own program prepared to participate in the upcoming elections," calling on the Commission to "intervene to prevent the splitting of any party to the lists."
The former member of the Commission to "the existence of another problem facing the election process of delayed legislation of the election law in the House of Representatives," noting that "any electoral process needs ninety days to legislate the election law to complete the elections."
But the member of the legal committee MP Sadik al-Laban says that "is unlikely to ratify the Parliament on the law and the dates of the elections in Sunday's session," pointing out that "the heads of blocs will intensify their meetings to reach compromise solutions to resolve all the problems."
"I expect the adoption of the law and the timing of the parliamentary elections during the meetings of the Council of Representatives this week," pointing out that "the parliamentary blocs will meet in the House of Representatives to develop a plan to resolve all the differences that hinder the passage of the election law and the approval of the dates" .
The (extent) has revealed on 24 December last a scenario traded by political parties and proposed by one of the blocks to get out of the election crisis, including the delay of the ballot for five months, instead of the next May, which was approved by the government.
And on the alliances of an independent bloc to which he belongs, says frankincense that "the cluster has decided and joined with the list of victory, headed by Haider Abadi with other political parties."
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