[size=52]Popular demands in Iraq to activate the anti-corruption law[/size]
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December 5, 2022
Huda Jassim (Baghdad)
Iraqis called for activating the anti-corruption law to confront what they called "corruption whales."
And with the move of the government of Muhammad al-Sudani and raising the slogan “fighting corruption under any name or influential party,” and announcing the return of part of the looted funds, many Iraqis felt hopeful at the same time when they demanded the activation of the “Where did you get this from” law to combat corruption and apply it to all Positions, political organizations, and civil society organizations submit financial disclosure statements according to funding sources.
Saber Ali Manahi, 44, believes that "if the current government's steps were successful without the intervention of political parties and wills, the Iraqi people will feel that." But at the same time he questioned the Sudanese government's ability to confront all "whales of corruption," considering that there are Forces and political parties support them.
The conflicting expectations were confirmed to Al-Ittihad by Iraqis who have been waiting for nearly two decades for a change in their living and social reality, which was under the sway of “corruption” in all its forms.
An employee working in one of the oversight departments in Iraq, who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the matter, confirms that “the Integrity Commission, with the amendment of its law, did not mention in its annual reports any clear and explicit information about the referral of party or government leaders to the judiciary, due to illegal disclosure or conflict of interest, with There are selective cases for the application of this law to one person over another.
In a statement to Al-Ittihad, the Supreme Commission for Combating Corruption, the Iraqi political analyst, Mazen Sahib, called on the Office of Financial Supervision to audit the assets and funds of political parties and leaders, and to consider disclosing the financial disclosure of the leaders as a condition for accepting them in any upcoming elections, whether local or parliamentary.
Sahib added that "auditing the assets of funds for parties and individuals will be a step to separate the public office in supporting the building of a modern, renewed civil state and the parties' possession in the parliamentary system of a platform for naming employees of special grades, which made the application of political quotas a crude example of political corruption."[/size]
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