Politicians could extend current session if there is failure to pass election law; Election law has 85% approval rating

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Iraq does not rule out extending the work of the parliament and confirm: blocs agreed by the 85% to pass the election law

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Confirmed the Iraqi List, on Sunday, that the political blocs could “extend the work of the current parliament” for a specific time period in case of failure to vote on the election law, as shown that the blocs agreed by 85% to pass the law, pointed out that tomorrow’s meeting could see the law passed.

The MP said the Iraqi List, Alaa Makki said in an interview to (Presse term), “The option to extend the work of the House of Representatives by the political blocs and very likely in the event of the failure of the political consensus and not to vote on the election law.”

He Makki that “there is a trend and the consensus and determination by all political forces to pass the election law and the holding of elections on schedule,” adding that “the proportion of compatibility between these blocks to the electoral law amounted to 85% and there are some simple problems remained unresolved with regard to the demands of each block . “

Makki pointed out that “there are efforts made over the past three days preceding the meeting of the Council of Representatives in order to reach a consensus to pass this law,” and expressed his belief to “a consensus among all the political blocs to pass the law at a meeting on Monday.”

The State of Law coalition led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki predicted, on Saturday, (October 5, 2013), migrate to vote on the election law until after the holiday of Eid al-Adha next, while likely boycott by some political blocs next meeting of the Council of Representatives, confirmed his refusal to extend the work of the Council, stressing the “inevitability” of the legislative elections on schedule.

The presidency of the Iraqi Council of Representatives raised, Thursday, (third from the current October 2013), the 25th session of the first legislative term for the fourth legislative year, to next Monday, after the Kurdistan Alliance pledged to vote on the proposed law to amend the law on parliamentary elections.

The decision of the House of Representatives Muhammad Al-Khalidi, announced Thursday, (third from October 2013 Current) decision Presidency of the Council of Representatives of Iraq to postpone the vote on the law of parliamentary elections to next Monday, attributing the cause to “incompatibility” the political blocs on some points of contention in the law, noting that those points will be in the form of multiple options are supported option that gets the highest percentage of the vote.
And announced the Presidency of the Parliament, on Tuesday (24 September 2013), an agreement between the political blocs to put up a number of laws pending a vote during the coming sessions, and stressed that the agreement came during a meeting of heads of political blocs and the Presidency of the Parliament, as pointed out agreement blocs to put laws elections, political parties and the infrastructure of the vote.

The National Dialogue Front, led by Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq warned on Tuesday (the first of September 2013), to try some of the blocks “to postpone the adoption of the electoral law in order to postpone the elections,” and called on religious references to “pressure on the political forces to approve the law,” While stressed the need for “the prohibition of dual nationality to stand for election,” demanded “a vote of the public and private sectors on the same day to ensure the integrity of the elections.”

He said the coalition of state law, led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, (15 July 2013), adherence to the option menu and open circles multi Law Council of Representatives elections, returned to refer to the closed list “a setback to the path of the democratic process and the decline is unjustified,” stressing parties need to pass a law “to enforce transparency required in the case of campaign finance” for political parties in the elections.

The Ktlta National Alliance and the Iraqi Council of Representatives, announced in (the eighth of July 2013), for submitting proposals to the Presidency of the Council of Representatives to amend the law on parliamentary elections, and confirmed that the most prominent of the adoption of the circuit multiple open list and the distribution of seats among the lists by what I got each list of votes, as pointed out that the aim of the proposals is to prevent the “Feedback” act was “injustice and marginalization.”

It also warned the Liberal bloc, of the Sadrist movement, in (20 June 2013), the religious and civic organizations and political blocs of “the existence of a conspiracy led political bloc influential in government”, and showed that the conspiracy aimed at “re-closed list system” in the elections.

This means closed list system that provides political entity list Bmarchah and after ratification by the UNHCR and the end of the deadline for electoral lists and the coalition can not be political entity to change the order of names on the list and announce the winners of the candidates on the list according to the number of votes obtained by the entity and in numerical order contained down menu.

Specialists believe that the ordinary voter to vote for the electoral list he does not know the members of this list, because this is the electoral system does not allow voters to choose no other name from the list pursuant to the free choice (open menu).

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