“The law was passed after a long debate. The reform of the electoral law was a national demand to secure Iraqis’ right to choose their representatives without fear of forgery, manipulation and the exertion of pressure on voters,” said [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] .
“I call upon all state institutions to swiftly fulfill the required conditions for conducting early fair and free elections,” he added. “Electoral corruption is a serious scourge that threatens the peace and stability of our community as well as the country’s economic viability.”
Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi announced in July that the country’s next parliamentary elections would take place on June 6, 2021, a year earlier than scheduled.
The electoral commission said in August it would be ready to hold early elections in June provided the government and parliament meet certain demands, including passing a new electoral law and allocating a budget for the vote.
“Iraqis have the right to enjoy the wealth of their country and to live a life of freedom and dignity,” Salih added. “We have built a powerful and capable state that adequately represents every sector of Iraqi society and guarantees each a peaceful life.”
On October 29, Iraqi council of representatives approved new voting districts for the country’s governorates.
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