[size=36]Iraq enters an atmosphere of electoral silence[/size]
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Electoral silence is a period determined by law prior to every presidential or parliamentary election, during which political advertising is prohibited, and during which all independent and coalition parties and lists are prohibited from engaging in any activity within the framework of their electoral campaign.
It also strictly forbids candidates to carry out any operation that falls within promotion and propaganda and to win the favor of voters.
Violation of the electoral silence process results in criminal penalties that may amount to the overthrow of the list that violates the decree, as its purpose is to balance the competing parties and create a calm atmosphere that allows the voter to make the right decision.
Yesterday, Friday, Iraq witnessed the special voting phase, where the security forces participated in its various branches, with the exception of the Popular Mobilization Forces, before the start of the general voting, Sunday.
Prison inmates and the displaced also participated in the voting process to choose a new parliament after the previous parliament itself was dissolved on October 7.
The spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Major General Yahya Rasoul, confirmed, on Friday, that the electoral process for special voting took place in a very smooth and smooth manner.
The total number of candidates for the Iraqi general elections is more than 3200 candidates, including 951 female candidates, competing for 329 parliamentary seats, which is the total seats in the Iraqi parliament.
The turnout in the last Iraqi general elections in 2018, was the lowest since the first multi-party elections were held in Iraq in 2005 after the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, with the participation rate reaching 44.50 percent. Ended 29/A43