14/4/2018 12:00 am [rtl]UNHCR: 11 million voters have made their statements and distributed 1.5 million cards in Nineveh
Baghdad / follow-up morning
On Saturday, the Independent Electoral Commission called on candidates to cooperate with them and to abide by the implementation of the vocabulary and rules of the electoral campaign system. It called for the implementation of sanctions against violators of campaign controls. That nearly 11 million voters have reported their data during the last period by 56 percent of the voters who are eligible to vote, and revealed the distribution of more than 1.5 million voter cards among the citizens of the province of Nineveh out of two million and One quarter of a million voters.
"The media campaigns will be launched on Saturday and will end 24 hours before the start of polling day (May 11th) to allow candidates to announce their election programs and the definition," said Riad Badran, head of the electoral administration in the electoral commission. "The Commission will take the necessary legal measures to implement the penalties stipulated in the electoral law and the implementation of the paragraphs contained in the electoral campaign system No. 11 of 2018 for those who violate the controls of the campaigns in accordance with Article 22 of the said system.
Al-Badran called on all coalitions, parties and candidates to cooperate with the Electoral Commission and adhere to the implementation of the vocabulary and regulations of the electoral campaign system. The Electoral Commission ratified the lists of candidates last week in preparation for the next parliamentary elections on 12 May. Voter cards
In turn, the member of the Electoral Commission, Hazem al-Ridini, said that "the handover of cards to voters in Nineveh is going well," noting that "the distribution process amounted to one and a half million cards (out of two million and a quarter million), that is good, Al-Ridini said in a press statement that "Nineveh did not undergo biometric modernization like the rest of the provinces. The modernization process was started by the Commission in 2014, when the province was under the control of (Da'ash) , And there is no presence of UNHCR offices, so we will rely on electoral records "He added," 11 million people have updated their electoral records, representing about 56 percent of the total electorate of 24 million voters. " Ninewa elections
For his part, revealed the director of the election office in Nineveh Mohammed Hani Badran, the absence of the right side of the city of Mosul from the polling stations as a result of what came to the city of terror «dodging». He said Badran in a press statement: «The old city on the right (west) In which polling stations will be able to vote in alternative national sites »He added that« the areas where no longer the population, who fled the battles against (Dahesh), there will be no polling stations, including the Qahtaniya area, which was the last liberated areas of ) And adjacent to the border with Syria ».Badran pointed out that his team of 1,400 employees distributed voter cards but faced great challenges and pressures due to the time factor, which forced him to work overtime. "The team works doubly in the distribution of voter cards because Ninewa is a large governorate and is facing pressure, "We have 140 polling stations and 735 polling stations," he said, adding that 937 candidates are competing among 37 electoral lists to win 34 parliamentary seats allocated to Nineveh province, which was liberated by our armed forces from clutches. "Called on the terrorist last year.
National Union and Barham Saleh
On the electoral issue, the PUK and the Preparatory Committee for Elections held an important meeting on Friday under the supervision of the Deputy Secretary-General of the Federation, Kusrat Rasul. Zubayr Othman, Deputy Secretary of the Central Council of the National Union, said in a press statement: "The meeting focused on the upcoming elections and the preparations of the National Union "He added that" we seek reconciliation with all, especially the Kurdish people to provide the best services for them, "noting that« the preparatory committee of the National Union supervised by Kosrat Rasul and membership (Mullah Bakhtiar, Hiro Ibrahim, Governor Kader, Saadi Bira, Kader Aziz, Lifted Abdulla, Dalir Sayed Majeed and Mustafa Jawarish. "In turn, Mullah Bakhtiar, head of the political bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), revealed the expulsion of all members of the Barham Saleh list from the party. First Thursday: That «the political bureau and the leadership council of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in addition to the Supreme Elections Committee recently held a meeting in the presence of the First Deputy Secretary-General of the Union Kosrat Rasul Ali and decided during the meeting that Barham Saleh no longer has any relationship with the Union Party and will reject all members of the list of the party with the withdrawal of all property belonging "A committee has been set up to investigate allegations of PUK officials promoting the Barham Salih list," he said, adding that "they will expel all officials who promote for the PUK and if they are Members of the political bureau of the Union will be suspended their membership until the General Conference of the party and decide their fate », according to Bakhtiar.[/rtl]
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