Independents are waving to disrupt some amendments to the election law
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The ruling State Administration coalition single-handedly wrote the third amendment to the election law according to a new formula that overturns the law and suffices with using an electoral denominator from St. Lego, which sparked political disputes that began within it and ended with emerging parties hinting at standing against it by rallying their supporters in demonstrations in front of the Green Zone.
The representative of the Ishraqa Qanun bloc, Hussein Al-Sabri, said, "The boycott of the parliament session is a parliamentary movement that took place after we collected signatures in this regard, and when we sensed the lack of response of the deputies, we went to the boycott, and asked the traditional political blocs to go together to a common word."
Al-Sabri added, in an interview with Al-Sabah, that "St. Lego's law and the single district do not meet the wishes of independents and emerging movements. "The law allows for quiet political action away from arm-twisting, and if the blocs insist on moving forward with it, we will resort to a parliamentary solution or take to the streets."
Al-Sabri confirmed that "the votes of the independents and the emerging blocs are more than the votes of the Coordination Framework and the Sadrist bloc, and many of our candidates got more votes than the leaders of some blocs."
Meanwhile, a member of the State of Law bloc, Muhammad al-Ziyadi, said that "the law that supports the multiplicity of electoral centers by slicing and dividing cities will not produce a true representation of the voter's will," noting that "the strength and sobriety of the elections will lead to real representation that leads to speedy decision-making."
Al-Ziyadi told Al-Sabah that "a politician who trusts his mass popularity will not be affected by any law, as the St. Lego formula is internationally proven." He denied the existence of the term "independent" in political action, explaining: "There are ruling parties and other emerging parties, and the independent politician does not exist in parliamentary systems." ".
On the other hand, academic Abdel Aziz Al-Issawi said, "The St. Lego experience was applied in the Iraqi way, and among its positive aspects is achieving a minimum level of political stability with the victory of a few blocs, while among its negative aspects is the exclusion of emerging parties and the waste of votes, which leads to the dominance of a number of parties over the legislative and executive authority." ".
Al-Issawi added, in an interview with "Al-Sabah", that "the valid election law, which stipulates the multiplicity of electoral districts, is the most applied globally, and among its advantages is diversity and the arrival of new faces to parliament, and it achieves a degree of balance and prevents specific forces from controlling the scene," noting that it "achieved a measure of balance and reduce waste
Al-Issawi expected the insistence of the large parties on the new formula of Saint-Lego and imposing it with the help of their political majority, suggesting the application of "the mixed system that combines the advantages of Saint-Lego with the multiple circles to make room for emerging powers."
He warned against the consequences of "expediting the adoption of a new law and imposing it in the upcoming elections, as it is an ill-conceived measure that may lead to delaying the elections and embroiling the political process in more conflicts."
The leader of the New Generation Movement, Rebwar Chalabi, said that "the attempt to vote on the Saint-Lego law is to impose the control of large parties and prevent independents from obtaining seats," noting, in a press statement, the large blocs' fear of "a repeat of what happened in the last elections." and the rise of independent representatives and small blocs.
Edited by: Ali Abdel-Khalek
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