Maliki's coalition policy : Extraordinary parliamentary decisions illegal or constitutional[/size]
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The Iraqi parliament called for the cancellation of the elections abroad and the conditional voting of the displaced in four provinces after "evidence" of fraud in the recent elections.
The Iraqi parliament - whose mandate is nearing completion - adopted in an extraordinary session on Monday to discuss the election file, adopted a resolution calling on all concerned parties and in accordance with its competence to take the means to restore confidence to the elections.
Eighty-five deputies filed a motion two weeks ago to discuss what they said was a young vote rigged on May 12, in preparation for a vote to cancel the election results.
"In accordance with Article 58 of the Iraqi Constitution, the House of Representatives has the right to hold an extraordinary session to discuss a specific matter. This is what happened yesterday, but the decision issued by the Council at the special session on the parliamentary elections is unconstitutional and illegal.
She explained that the mechanism of counting and sorting and elections abroad and conditional voting are all provided by law, and therefore can not be amended or canceled by a decision of Parliament, it must be amended through a law. "
She added that" the process of canceling the election results must come from the Federal Court and not the Council The deputies, "indicating" regardless of the fact that the extraordinary session yesterday is correct, but the decisions taken therein unfortunately is illegal and does not entail any legal effect. "
A parliamentary source told the legal news yesterday, yesterday that the decision of the session of the House of Representatives takes the degree of" recommendation , Stressing that it is not binding.
He added that "Law No. 45 on the elections of the House of Representatives is valid and can not be higher than the law and objections to the results can be submitted as appeals to the Electoral Judicial Court in accordance with the provisions of the law."
Several political figures have already issued accusations of election fraud, including National Alliance leader Iyad Allawi, who called for the cancellation of the results, accusing the Electoral Commission of committing "atrocities and scandals" during the running of the ballot.
It is noteworthy that the Council of Ministers decided last Thursday to form a committee of judicial institutions and security and oversight to study appeals, stressing the granting of the right of access to all the documents relating to the elections.