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Various groups of activists and civil movements in Iraq are preparing to organize a unified sit-in in front of the parliament building in the capital, Baghdad, tomorrow, Friday, to refuse to pass the partially voted election law containing the "St. Lego" system, which it is hoped will be fully passed next Saturday. .
And the Iraqi parliament voted, at dawn on Monday, on 7 paragraphs of the third amendment law to the new election law, despite the opposition of civil and secular forces and broad popular spectrums, as a law “tailored according to the size of the influential forces in the country,” as it restores the one-circle system according to the “St. Lego” mechanism. .
A statement by what is known as the “Central Committee for Demonstrations in Iraq,” a group of activists and representatives of various civil movements, stated in a statement, “It was decided to hold a unified sit-in for all the provinces in Baghdad in front of the House of Representatives on Friday (tomorrow), before the fateful Saturday session to pass What's left of the infamous St. Lego Code."
And it indicated that "the corrupt have decided to restore their old unjust electoral laws, in order to ensure the survival of their parties, ignoring the opinion of the majority of the people who reject this."
The statement added: "We invite you to respond to the nation's call on Friday, at nine o'clock in the evening, to announce our sit-in in front of the parliament gate in the Green Zone until the date of the parliament session."
Until now, this call is tainted by many doubts about the possibility of the rejectionist forces succeeding in mobilizing in Baghdad and holding a sit-in in front of the parliament located inside the heavily fortified Green Zone.
Iraqi demonstrators and activists reject the formula of the election law, in which Parliament voted in favor of some of its clauses, including the issue of a single constituency, the mechanism for counting voter votes, as well as the adoption of the manual counting and sorting of voter votes inside polling stations, as they consider that fraud will be more widespread than ever before.
For his part, a member of the protest movement, the prominent demonstrator, Durgham Majed, indicated that "the rejection of the way the parliament deals with the Iraqi people will continue, and this parliament proves every day that it does not represent the Iraqis, but rather represents the partisan will."
Majed stressed that "the demonstrators from all over the provinces of Iraq will participate in the open sit-in tomorrow, Friday, and it is the first civil activity in the month of Ramadan."
The "Democratic Forces for Change" coalition, which brings together a number of Iraqi civil forces, has previously announced its rejection of efforts to accelerate the passage of the new election law by the House of Representatives, considering that this confirms the "abhorrent approach" of the influential political forces.
For his part, political activist Ayham Rashad stated, "There is a division in the position of civilians regarding the election law, specifically with regard to the feasibility of protests against the Iraqi parliament. The Democratic Forces for Change reject the law, but they did not comment on their participation in the open sit-in, and that they are originally preparing to run in the elections despite Announcing its rejection of the election law.
Rashad explained that "the parties that will participate in the open sit-in are the organizations of the "consciousness" movement and the protest committees, accompanied by a number of Sadrists who represent themselves and do not represent the view of the Sadrist movement.
The Iraqi civil forces, including the Iraqi Communist Party, reject the law that adopts the "Saint-Lego" mechanism, without hesitation in announcing the possibility of going to squares and squares to protest against the election law, while the "coordinating framework" fears the participation of the "Sadr movement", which rejects this. The law, too, in the protests in the next stage.
It is mentioned that "St. Lego" is a mathematical calculation method followed in the distribution of voter votes in countries that operate under the proportional representation system.
However, Iraq previously adopted the electoral divisor of 1.9, which made the fortunes of large political entities escalate at the expense of individual candidates (independent and civilian), as well as emerging and small entities.