10/31/2012 (23:00 pm) - The number of readings: 81 - number (2635)
Deputies and observers: Amendment to Article 13 of the provincial election law needs to be settled for a single session
Baghdad / Wael grace
Entered provincial elections stage times after the announcement of the Cabinet the day before yesterday twenty in April 2013 as the date for the elections, while confirming the new Commission for the elections that the Federal Court decision to amend Article 13 of the provincial election law is binding them but is bound issued by the Council of Representatives, tight at the same time committed to the deadline for holding elections.
comes talk Commission in time to still political parties and civil fears of intervention wills large blocs in the House of Representatives to block the amendment, paragraph calculating seats in the provincial elections, arguing that "elections law poked him judicially will end for democracy and prestige judiciary. "
and declared the Supreme Judicial Council, the earlier cancellation of the fifth paragraph of Article 13 of the provincial elections law in 2008 for calculating the votes, which provide for the granting of vacant seats when its existence to the winning lists.
his part, said a member of the Committee of the Regions and the provinces in House Khalid Amin said that "the election commission is working according to the law issued by the Parliament."
said Amin in connection with the "long" yesterday that "the decisions of the Federal Court are final and binding on the House of Representatives but is not obligated to the Electoral Commission", following "the House of Representatives that the change Article which was considered by the Federal Court unconstitutional textured alternative. "
The Committee of the Regions and the provinces parliamentary confirmed earlier that retain the thirteenth article of the provincial election law violation and a clear and explicit to the Federal Court decision.
ruled Amin slowdown political blocs large and influential in approving a substitute for Article 13 canceled, saying "call to cancel article came from some lawmakers and will be a source of pressure to speed up the implementation of the decision to eliminate."
and stressed secretary that the time specified by the Council of Ministers to hold provincial elections enough, following "the amendment will be on one article, and the Commission will not need this article only At the end of the election at the time the vote count so it will be in front of the parliament enough time to amend the law. "
The decision of the House of Representatives MP Mohamed Khaldi said yesterday, that the provincial elections law, which overturned the Federal Court Article V of it will be brought back to the Committees legal, regions and provinces.
said Khalidi press statements: The legal context for any veto is to restore law committees competent and then included on the agenda and read a first reading and then again four days later and then the final vote.
continued: will be Subject to the direction of the Federal Court and matching any amendment to the Constitution and then put options and alternative views and consulted with the blocks until it gets compatibility final and get to vote.
Meanwhile warned political parties of the danger of deliberate House of Representatives not to amend the clause calculates seats winners in the provincial elections, saying election law was challenged by the judiciary "the end of democracy in Iraq."
promise Communist political Jassim Hilfi to amend article 13 of the provincial elections law asy does not need to complicate and slow. He said the "long" that the "Committee of the Regions in the House of Representatives had a dissenting opinion to the opinion of the parliament but powerful blocs did not take it." Following up "amend paragraph will not need more than one session."
On the other hand did not hide Hilfi feared shed large blocs In the House of Representatives on the decisions of the parliament, saying that "the House of Representatives binding implementation of the decision of the Federal Court can not hold elections law poked and only will be the end of democracy and a challenge to the authority of the judiciary," he "can not be any party that owns daring to challenge the decisions of the judiciary."
to that confirmed the Liberal bloc The pressure applied by some blocs and political forces influential on the current commission to persuade them to postpone the election districts, counties have failed.
said Rep. rib Ali al-Tamimi said in press statements monitored by the "long", said his bloc is ready to hold elections districts, counties and provincial elections, adding that the Liberal bloc see that the importance of elections districts, counties very large because it will be the first in nine years since have not been any previous elections and district councils, counties are assigned directly and some of them appointed by U.S. forces.
and expressed the Electoral Commission for elections, Wednesday, willingness to hold local elections in 20 next April, while confirmed plans to hold provincial elections on time, have indicated that they will begin the process of registration of political entities on the fifth of next month. The veto of the Federal Court considered Article 13 of the provincial law is binding on the Commission, confirmed that the local elections in Kirkuk will be legislation from the House of Representatives.
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