politics , 09/23/2023 10:09 Number of readings: 108
[rtl]Baghdad - Iraq today:[/rtl]
[rtl]The High Electoral Commission confirmed that measures will be strict regarding the exploitation of political money in the upcoming elections.
Imad Jamil, head of the media team at the Electoral Commission, explained in a press statement, “This time the measures will be very strict, and not only from the Commission, but also with the Commission’s partners, as yesterday, Thursday, Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani issued orders to carry out the departments or ministries.” Responsibility for wasting public money on elections, because some ministries have nominated employees, and there are also officials themselves, so holding them responsible and this book will entail legal procedures.”
Jamil added, “Integrity also circulated the law 'Where did you get this from?' This is happening for the first time, and it will scrutinize the financial liabilities of the candidates through a special form given by the Commission regarding integrity, and it will also track the properties and money they own.”
Jamil continued, “The Commission's system for electoral propaganda stipulates fines that may reach 25 million dinars or imprisonment for a year, and sometimes there are matters that are referred to the criminal courts, and it may also reach the point where the candidate is prevented from being nominated. The Commission, by its law, must begin propaganda.” “The electoral campaign will take place after approving the names of the candidates and announcing a timing for the start of the propaganda campaign, and this matter will be monitored by the Commission.”
He added, “Unfortunately, we notice that some candidates on social media have begun electoral propaganda, and this will expose them to legal accountability, because the Commission has monitoring teams spread throughout the governorates included in the provincial council elections, and the number of these The teams are approximately 906, and there is an agreement with the Municipality of Baghdad and the provincial municipalities to determine the places for propaganda." "Elections and these procedures are taking place in a timely manner."
He warned, “The start of electoral propaganda violates the law, because they will not be considered candidates now if we do not approve the names, and perhaps some of the candidates will be legally excluded in terms of integrity, accountability, justice, examination of documents, or a legal offense according to Law 111 of 1969, so it will be called” Candidate “when the procedures are completed and the names are approved.”[/rtl]
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