Saleh indicates that the quota has been exceeded in the percentage of female candidates for the elections and describes the electoral law as advanced
The Presidency of the Republic said in a statement received by Shafak News Agency, that Saleh received today, at the Peace Palace in Baghdad, a delegation that included a number of activists and civil society organizations across the country, indicating that the elections were discussed and the need for wide participation in them, especially women.
The statement quoted Saleh as saying during the meeting, that the elections that will take place in a few days are an important historical and pivotal event for the country, and it must be a shift towards achieving what is required for Iraq in terms of reforming the situation, and establishing a rational government that meets the Iraqis what they deserve from a free and dignified life.
Saleh added that the electoral empowerment of women is an important and essential point in the elections, noting that the number of women voters is about half of the total number of voters, and that women candidates for these elections amounted to about 30% of the number of candidates, exceeding the quota, which is an important indicator of women's insistence on active participation. , stressing the need to provide her with the opportunity to freely participate in the elections and choose whom she deems best.
He added that the current electoral system enables women to have a good presence in the legislative institution through a quota, although it is not commensurate with our expectations and aspirations towards greater participation, pointing out that the electoral law is advanced compared to the laws of many countries, and we hope that it will develop further in the sessions. the next election.
The Iraqi president stressed that the issue of women in society is necessary and closely linked to development, economy and social stability, and without empowering women, the economy cannot develop and development cannot be achieved.
He pointed out that targeting women candidates through squatting is an unfortunate, painful and unacceptable situation, and work must be done to prevent this and ensure that it does not happen again.
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