2020/11/08 18:50 The number of readings is 2124 Section: File and Analysis
Al-Masala interviews expert Al-Tamimi: The election law ends the dominance of the large blocs in Parliament
Baghdad / Obelisk: The legal expert, Ali Al-Tamimi, said Saturday, November 7, 2020 that the new election law ends the dominance of large political blocs in Parliament.
Al-Tamimi told Al-Masala that the method of free and direct individual election and the approval of the first winner in sequence would make the winners deserving, not as in the Saint-Lego method adopted in the previous Law 45 of 2013, where in the previous law the president of the bloc provided surplus votes over the candidates from his list.
This made the heads of the blocs to take control of matters in voting in Parliament.
On Saturday, November 7, 2020, Iraqi President Barham Salih approved the new election law, which aims to give independent politicians a better chance to win parliament seats.
Al-Tamimi added that the effect of this will accelerate the enactment of laws and oversight due to the lack of blocs that will weaken in Parliament and even the nomination of the Prime Minister and the Republic will be far from consensus and weaken the quota system with the presence of independent faces.
The new law divides each of the country's 18 governorates into several electoral districts, and bars parties from running on unified lists.
Al-Tamimi continued: Even the executive authority, from a director general and above, will move away from the consensual appointments, as well as the ministers, and this all depends on the broad participation in the elections for the events of changes, indicating that this will apply to the governorates and governors and thus lead to positive results in general.
General Amnesty Law
On the general amnesty law, Al-Tamimi said that the law abolishes the charge, crime and precautionary measures in accordance with Article 150 of the Penal Code, as well as eliminates the original and accessory penalties, as it expresses the will of the legislator to cancel all the above, as any general amnesty cancels the crime.
He added that the concept of good conduct and behavior is a flexible concept that is subject to diligence from the authorities that work for the employee because the crime is specific to society..
Accusations are directed at the "general amnesty" law that it serves political parties and forces, after it was emptied of its content and turned into a law that benefits officials accused of corruption crimes.
Al-Tamimi added: that there is no law in Iraq of rehabilitation that was canceled before 2003 and according to which rehabilitation is restored after 5 years of release in felonies and 3 years in misdemeanors according to Law No. 3 of 1977, therefore the ruling is considered public order and affects the appointment negatively. Or positively, the general amnesty cannot be considered a legislative restitution.
I believe that Parliament is interested in enacting the law of rehabilitation or the right of the innocent to compensation.
Al-Tamimi concluded by saying: The affected person can appeal to the judicial body formed under the Elections Commission Law 31 of 2019.