Baghdad-ALSHARQIYA January 19: The Iraqi Council of Ministers voted to set the tenth of October next as the date for early elections
This came during a cabinet meeting headed by Mustafa Al-Kazemi during its session, which was held in the presence of members of the Elections Commission
A cabinet statement stated that the decision was issued unanimously after studying a proposal submitted by the Election Commission that includes technical reasons that would ensure the integrity of the elections and equal opportunities for everyone to run in the elections freely and fairly.
The election commission in Iraq had proposed a new date for holding elections on October 16 instead of June 6, and attributed that to the expiration of the specified period for registering political alliances and the small number of alliances registered in the Department of Parties Affairs.
The Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazimi, affirmed that the Iraqi people deserve early, fair elections with real international oversight and fair procedures, and said that this entitlement is a trust in our necks.
Al-Kazemi said during the cabinet session that his government would not hold elections through agreements or understandings, and stipulated ensuring that free, fair and fair elections be held, stressing that biometric recording is the best way to prevent tampering with early election results.
Al-Kazemi confirmed that his government was able to ensure the security of the elections on the sixth of June through military and security plans that were prepared months ago, but that the commission confirmed in its proposal submitted to the Council of Ministers that
The issue has technical dimensions and it is keen on the integrity of the elections and on equal opportunities for everyone to enter the electoral process fairly ...
Al-Kazemi indicated that the proposal submitted by the Electoral Commission is to extend the nomination dates, and to grant a longer time to complete the electoral process schedule to the fullest extent, and this is not a deviation from the principle of early elections, as it is based on any case.