The "Democratic Forces for Change" "mobilize" against passing the election law and issue seven recommendations[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] |Today, 13:06 [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Baghdad today - Baghdad
Today, Saturday, the "Democratic Shame Forces" mobilized against passing the election law, while referring to seven recommendations in this regard.
A statement by the forces, which was received by (Baghdad Today), stated that "the House of Representatives announced a session next Sunday, and devoted it to voting on the proposal for the election law, bypassing the opinion of many political forces and members of Parliament who rejected the current law formula that perpetuates the dominance of quotas and corruption."
The statement added, "Passing the law so quickly and without taking into account the observations of the opposition forces to the system of government is considered a violation of the values of democracy and political pluralism and an affirmation of the exclusion and marginalization approach that has long been practiced by the forces of power in the past years."
He continued, "What confirms this reprehensible approach is the push for bills related to civil liberties and rights, within the House of Representatives, that include paragraphs that violate the constitution and international covenants and treaties related to human rights."
And the forces said, according to the statement, "While we affirm our position rejecting the draft election law that the authorities seek to pass in haste, we call on all civil, emerging, democratic and national forces that believe in the project of democratic change, to unite their efforts, inside and outside the parliament, to ensure the achievement of elections." free, fair and just.”
It emphasized the following paragraphs:
First: “The necessity of not merging the two electoral laws (the House of Representatives and the provincial councils) because that is a violation of the constitution.
Second: Not raising the candidacy age from 28 to 30, because that marginalizes the role of youth, but rather lowering it to 25, in accordance with the party law.
Third: Adopting electronic counting and sorting, specifying a percentage of 5% to match manual counting and sorting, and promptly announcing results within 48 hours.
Fourth: Determining a higher ceiling for electoral spending, and imposing compulsory leave on those with special degrees when running for office.
Fifth: If the dominant powers are determined to endorse (St. Lego), then we stress the need for the original electoral system to be in St. Lego, without any raising of the division factor.
Sixth: Emphasizing the implementation of the Iraqi Political Parties Law No. (36) of 2015.
Seventh: The need to adopt the biometric card exclusively to participate in the elections, especially for newborns.