Shafaq News / The Department of Party Affairs in the Electoral Commission for the elections during the current stage more than a founding leave for political parties bearing different names and slogans.
According to the latest statistics announced by the Commission, the number of political parties in the country reached 212 parties after granting the founding leave of the Party (Progressive Democratic Action), according to a statement issued by the end of last month.
The Board of Commissioners continues to consider applications for registration of parties that have completed the registration procedures for the purpose of granting the establishment license, calling on the political parties that have not completed their procedures to expedite the completion of registration requirements for the purpose of granting the establishment license.
According to observers and specialists, the arrival of the number of political parties in the country to this figure carries with it positive and negative factors at the same time will be reflected on the complex political scene in the country.
Academic scholar (Ihsan al-Shammari) researcher in the Iraqi affairs and head of the center of political thinking believes that the phenomenon of multiplicity of political parties in the country is a matter guaranteed by the Constitution that the democratic system allows multi-party, an indicator of the freedom to form any political party with a certain ideology.
In the same context, al-Shammari pointed out that the arrival of the preparation of political parties in Iraq to this figure indicates the immaturity of some of them because they are similar in political programs and even the rules of procedure, and this confirms that some of them faded after the first electoral experiment.
The head of the political think tank explained that there are a lot of party titles founded on narrow motives such as tribal and personal motives. This is contrary to the principles of traditional political parties, calling on small or emerging parties to merge with each other in order to create a new political project that can compete with traditional parties that may be one of the culprits Preparing the political parties to this figure in order to disperse the voices of some parties at the provincial level or even at the federal level.
In the opinion of the writer and journalist (Ali Baidar) that the existence of such a number of parties would create a political awareness of the community, especially in rural areas, which are still a bit far from understanding the political process and democracy deeper for many reasons and the multiplicity of political parties in the country would To give many options to citizens in the selection of political programs that meet their ambition and this creates a climate of competition that is in the interest of citizens and voters alike.
Al-Baidar points out that the political and democratic process in the country has not been able to emerge from some narrow sectarian concepts such as regionalism, nationalism and tribalism. This has contributed to the increase in political parties and brought them to imaginary figures compared to other countries that have only two or three parties.
The journalist says political failures in the country after 2003 contributed to the emergence of political names after the feeling of many parties to lose hope to form political parties in search of reform.
Some of the founders of the political parties in the country indicate that several reasons have led them to do so. First of all, they are coming out of the hegemony of the classic parties of unilateralism and working to open up to each other and accept them according to all names. As Yunus Abdulkarim, head of the Progressive Democratic Party, Which the Electoral Commission granted a founding leave.
How can these parties compete? Abdul Qahar believes that the competition is difficult at first, but the curriculum adopted by most of the young parties, which will leave slogans only and will work to get down to the street and interact more with the masses that have re-calculated the political process after he was tired of those slogans, The limit of his saying.
On the party's program of work, the president explained that the program adopted by the party is completely different from the other political programs, which will focus on providing the basic needs of the citizen, especially with regard to providing employment opportunities for young people in addition to providing services to citizens.
While the citizens believe that the political parties in Iraq change their speech and not sit in ivory towers and work to create a more positive life for citizens who resent the entire political process and some parties that have been in power since 2003.
Citizen (Hussein Mohammed) believes that all the political parties in Iraq did not provide the citizen anything but slogans and privileges of its cadres advanced and this is what made the citizen away from them after repeated repeated promises that did not materialize any of them.