Al-Sudani: The government has completed all requirements for the electoral process
The first 11/01/2023
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Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, during his presidency of the Council of Ministers session held yesterday, Tuesday, renewed his previous directives to all ministries to assign the Election Commission to carry out its tasks to the fullest extent.
A statement from the Prime Minister’s Media Office stated that Al-Sudani touched, at the beginning of the session, on the provincial council elections that will be held next December 18, as an important constitutional entitlement, as the government has completed all requirements for the electoral process and has taken several decisions in the Council of Ministers related to the financial, administrative and technical aspects. for the electoral process.
He directed the issuance of circulars to all ministries and agencies not affiliated with a ministry to free up polling officials for two hours a day, specifically those whose names appeared, in order to put them in training courses on voting mechanisms and to cooperate in accelerating the delivery of biometric cards, indicating that there are one million and 900 thousand biometric cards that require a great effort to distribute them among the public. Citizens, so that they can participate in the upcoming elections. He also directed the Ministries of Interior and Defense and the rest of the security formations to return members’ cards quickly, so that they can participate in the special ballot.
He also directed the Ministry of Education to destroy the schools designated by the Election Commission to be electoral centers and stop the restoration work in them, and also to prepare the Ministry of Commerce and all ministries that have halls or buildings suitable as storage places for ballot boxes, in cooperation with the Commission in this matter.
The Prime Minister explained that one of the government's important duties is to work to make the elections successful, secure all of their requirements and requirements for their success, and provide a safe and stable environment for citizens to exercise their constitutional right to cast their votes.
The Council approved a package of executive measures related to the issue of electronic payment and electronic points of sale
(POS), which was adopted by the government within its ministerial platform in the axis of economic and financial reforms, and the details of this package of measures will be published later. It also approved the National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking in Iraq for the years (2023-2026) and the National Plan to Combat Human Trafficking for the year 2023.
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