The Council of Ministers issues a set of decisions related to elections and economic affairs20:22 - 01/04/2018
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Information / Baghdad
The cabinet on Sunday issued a series of decisions related to the work of the Electoral Commission and economic development, warning at the same time of the process of buying votes.
"The Council of Ministers held its regular session under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi, where the Council hosted members of the Board of Commissioners and directors of the offices of the Independent High Electoral Commission in Baghdad and the provinces," the media office of the Prime Minister said in a statement received by the information.
He added that the meeting discussed the preparations for the distribution of voter cards, how to prevent the sale or manipulation of cards (procedures and guarantees) and close all gaps, and know the needs of the Electoral Commission and the distribution of cards, especially in the provinces of Nineveh, Anbar and Salahuddin.
He explained that "the Council of Ministers stressed the need for the competent authorities in coordination with the Electoral Commission for the elections to take the necessary legal action against any person who is the process of selling and buying the electoral card or use it from the person granted to him or the person to change the will of the voter or deliberately the person to vote in the name of others as Crimes punishable by law for the purpose of imposing punishments legally prescribed for the perpetrators of such crimes. "
He pointed out that "the Cabinet approved during its meeting the National Development Plan (2018-2022), which is based on the main axes (good governance, private sector, reconstruction in the provinces, alleviation of poverty), where the plan focuses on the promotion of productive sectors (agriculture and industry) Which drives the rest of the sectors to reach a target economic growth rate of 7%, in addition to increasing production capacity in the crude oil sector to (6.5) million barrels per day, and provide sustainable employment opportunities and reduce poverty and many other paragraphs. End 25 n[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]