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December 6, 2023[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Baghdad/Al-Masala Al-Hadath: The Kurdistan Democratic Party confirmed that the political atmosphere has been prepared to hold local elections in Kirkuk on their scheduled date, pointing out that these elections will pave the way for activating Article 140 of the Constitution.
Party member Wafa Muhammad said, in an interview with Al-Masala, that the local elections in Kirkuk will be held on the scheduled date of December 18, and the Election Commission is ready in preparation, stressing that the federal government is determined to hold them.
He added that the Turkmen component fears losing seats in Kirkuk Governorate, pointing out that the Turkmen forces have submitted requests to the Commission and the Court to postpone the governorate elections.
He continued that if the Kurdish parties obtain 8 seats out of the 15 seats allocated to Kirkuk, they will obtain the position of governor, pointing out that the local vote will pave the way for activating Article 140 of the Constitution.
Earlier, the Commission's spokeswoman, Nibras Abu Souda, stated that the provincial council elections will be held in 15 electoral districts, each district representing one of the governorates, indicating that the election law gave Kirkuk Governorate a special paragraph that includes auditing the voter registry and determining the categories covered to ensure the success of all requirements. Elections for the governorate.
Article 140 of the Iraqi Constitution stipulates a mechanism that includes three stages, the first of which is normalization, which means addressing the changes that occurred in the demographic composition of Kirkuk and the disputed areas during the era of Saddam’s regime and after it, the second is the population census in those areas, and the last of them is the referendum to determine what their residents want.
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