[size=36]Iraqi elections between withdrawal and disruption of parliament sessions.. What is their fate?[/size]
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Political blocs of great weight continue to announce their withdrawal from competing in the Iraqi parliamentary elections scheduled to take place on the tenth of next October, after the withdrawal of the Sadrist movement and the Communist Party, the Iraqi platform headed by Iyad Allawi and the National Dialogue Front headed by Saleh al-Mutlaq decided to withdraw as well.
Those who withdrew from the elections justified their decision that the conditions were not conducive to holding the elections, in addition to the control of uncontrolled weapons and political money, which may result from fraud and manipulation of the results.
However, the continuation of the withdrawals poses a great danger to their conduct, according to an Iraqi official who spoke to "Mawazine News" about the impact of the withdrawal on participation in the elections.
The official said, "The withdrawal of the head of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, will have a clear impact on the electoral process in general, especially since he has a large popular base that was active in the last elections, which was translated into the fact that Sairoon won the first place with 54 seats, and also the withdrawal of the Iraqi platform has an impact." Because it represents the civil forces in Iraq."
He added, "If the withdrawals continue, the participation rate in the upcoming elections will be significantly lower than the previous participation, which will put the political forces in great embarrassment before the international community."
The official spoke about the reasons for the popular boycott of the elections and stressed, "This comes from the Iraqi citizen's despair of the political process, the repetition of the same faces in every session, the failure to provide the services that the citizen needs, and her participation in corruption and theft of public money."
The elections disrupted parliament sessions, according to deputies. The deputies' preoccupation with electoral campaigns and their failure to attend regular sessions lead to the failure to achieve a quorum and the cancellation of the sessions.
Despite this, MP Yahya Al-Ithawi believes that "the elections will take place on their scheduled date."
Returning to the official, he explains, "The percentage of holding the elections on time is 50%, and it depends on the reversal of those who withdrew from their decision."
This comes at a time when the Electoral Commission, in the words of its spokeswoman, Jumana Al-Ghalai, confirmed that it "has not received any formal withdrawal request for candidates in the upcoming parliamentary elections."
She said that "the Commission approved the applications for the nomination of 3,249 candidates, and did not receive any request from all of them to withdraw."
And she added, "The door for submitting withdrawal requests closed on the twentieth of last June."
Earlier in the day, the "Iraqi Forum", led by former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, announced his withdrawal from the parliamentary elections scheduled to be held on the tenth of next October.
The deputy head of the Iraqi platform, Wael Abdul Latif, said during a press conference held today in Baghdad: "We, the Iraqi platform, announce our sincere and frank position to withdraw and boycott the elections."
Other parties and political parties had announced before that their withdrawal from these elections, justifying this by the absence of a safe atmosphere to hold them. Ended 29 / h