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Representative Mudar Al-Karawi confirmed, on Tuesday, that postponing the provincial elections in 2023 is possible for three reasons.
Al-Karawi said, in a press interview seen by Taqaddam, that “the provincial councils are constitutional and cannot be abolished,” noting that “the decision to dissolve them came in accordance with legal implications, but their return now is a must, especially noting the negative aspects of their absence from the government scene in most of the provinces.”
He added, "The government has set a date for holding the provincial elections in 2023, but it is possible to postpone it for three reasons, which is the need to complete its law and make important changes in the Commission and the provisions of the law in addition to financial allocations and the extent of the general atmosphere that gives greater participation to the vote."
He pointed out that "the return of the provincial councils is a fixed decision that cannot be changed except through a constitutional change, and this matter is difficult in light of the general conditions of the country."
The House of Representatives for the last session decided most of the provincial councils 3 years ago, after large demonstrations in several provinces.
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