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An unprecedented boycott of the elections threatens the legitimacy of the regime

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An unprecedented boycott of the elections threatens the legitimacy of the regime Empty An unprecedented boycott of the elections threatens the legitimacy of the regime

Post by rocky Tue 12 Oct 2021, 7:14 am

[size=52]An unprecedented boycott of the elections threatens the legitimacy of the regime[/size]

[size=45]Iraq is awaiting the final results of early legislative elections, which witnessed a historically low turnout of voters angry at the chronic corruption, deteriorating public services and the political system, which they consider unable to improve their living conditions, and this participation rate threatens the legitimacy of the government, the state, and the entire system.[/size]
[size=45]During the night, supporters of candidates in Baghdad and Nasiriyah in particular celebrated their victory, while others welcomed the results of major parties on social media.[/size]
[size=45]The official results that are supposed to be announced by the Electoral Commission have not yet been released.[/size]
[size=45]Some 25 million people were eligible to elect their representatives from among more than 3,200 candidates. However, the initial participation rate was about 41%, according to what the High Electoral Commission announced on Monday morning, based on the results of 94% of the polling stations.[/size]
[size=45]This percentage represents a record boycott in the fifth elections in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime in 2003.[/size]
[size=45]In the capital, Baghdad, the participation rate ranged between 31 and 34 percent, according to the commission. At polling stations visited by the media in the capital, voter turnout was poor.[/size]
[size=45]It is noteworthy that in 2018, the participation rate reached 44.52%, according to official figures, a percentage considered inflated by some at the time.[/size]
[size=45]This year's elections were called before their main date in 2022, with the aim of calming the anger of the street after the popular uprising that erupted in the fall of 2019 against corruption, the decline in public services and economic deterioration in a country rich in oil wealth. But the uprising was met with a bloody repression, which resulted in the killing of about 600 people and the wounding of more than 30,000, followed by a campaign of assassinations, assassination attempts and kidnappings of activists.[/size]
[size=45]Sajjad Jiyad, a political analyst at the Center for the Century Foundation, explains that "the low turnout was expected... There is a clear indifference among the people, they do not believe that the elections will produce change and do not expect an improvement in the performance of the government or in the level of public services." He points out that the small percentage "will put the legitimacy of the next prime minister into question, but also the legitimacy of the government, the state and the entire system."[/size]
[size=45]Experts expect the major political blocs to maintain their dominance over the political scene, after these elections, which activists and parties emanating from the demonstrations chose to boycott, considering that they are taking place in an undemocratic atmosphere. Thus, the Iraqi parliament will remain divided and without a clear majority.[/size]
[size=45]The Sadrist movement, which has the largest bloc in the current parliament, is the most likely to win again the largest bloc. Its leader, Muqtada al-Sadr, who considered in a tweet "the elections were successful", aspires to achieve results that allow him to choose a prime minister alone.[/size]
[size=45]"We promised you early elections and we fulfilled them... and now they are passing us successfully," he said shortly after the end of the vote.[/size]
[size=45]The political scene in Iraq remains divided over many issues, from the presence of US forces in the country to the growing influence of neighboring Iran. Therefore, it is necessary for all political blocs to agree on the name of a prime minister who also enjoys the tacit blessing of Tehran and Washington, the two wielders of influence in Iraq, but this may require a long time, which may delay the agreement on the name of a new prime minister, knowing that the custom requires that you take the position. Shiite figure.[/size]
[size=45] AFP[/size]
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