Experts and specialists are preparing a detailed law of parties on large blocs Format

Electoral Commission described the legislation a victory for democracy

BAGHDAD - After the House voted in its session of 16, last Thursday, a majority of votes on the draft political parties law as confirmed by parliamentary sources, which indicated that "the vote was a majority vote of deputies present the session," For the purpose of regulating the legal framework for the work of parties or political organizations on the basis of national democracy guarantees political pluralism and achieve wide participation in public affairs ", the experts and specialists ripped to the law of parties, emphasizing that its provisions are not commensurate with the current political stage and international experiences of democracy, arguing at the same time, he carries the state additional financial burden, and leads to increase the parties in Iraq at large.

He says legal expert Tareq Harb said in an interview with "New Morning", "The parties law voted by the House of Representatives recently does not fit the situation and democratic and advanced experiences."

War and he continued that "the texts allowed for those at least 20 years old to head a political party, and it does not agree with the logic."
He pointed to "some 306 parties currently registered in the election commission," noting, "We hope under the new legislation reduced to ten parties," adding "the law opens the doors to increase by about steady."

He noted that the war "State funding of parties is not supported in the context of the more developed countries of the world like the United States and the European Union."

The surprise of "forcing the state to pay more of the expenses at the time suffering from an economic crisis and austerity-based system."

War and goes on to "ban possession of the party militias and external funding can not be bound by it in light of the current situation," pointing out that "most of them possess armed irregular forces, and receive money from abroad, which was uncovered by Wikileaks."

He concluded by saying that "the law does not refer to an independent circuit monitors the work of the parties, but linked to the Independent Electoral Authority."

For its part, promised the Independent Electoral Commission, political parties law legislation "a victory for the democratic process" in Iraq and a real start point for the organization of political parties, while observations showed that light formed to point out about the law meets the ambitions.

A member of the Board of Commissioners and spokesman of the Commission on behalf of Mekdad Sharifi in a statement received "New Morning", that "the Electoral Commission welcomes the enactment of the law of parties, which is a win-win situation no matter how the democratic process gains in Iraq and a victory her it represents a real breakthrough for the organization of the work of political parties in the country point and thus contributes to the support of UNHCR's work during the elections. "

Sharifi said that "the Commission cooperated large around with the Legal Committee in the House of Representatives and held several meetings resulted in a series of important observations that represent the development of party registration and operation of process on the right track and is a good omen for political action," adding that "the notes that were sent to the House of Representatives It has been studied in detail about the legal and practical aspects after trials and experience gained by the Commission. "

Sharifi stressed that the "law of parties is an essential pillar of the democratic process and in line with the achievement of the goals by the looks of the Iraqi people and that the notes sent by the Commission formed a light point in the discussions that took place to come out of law form that meets the ambitions after it was previously the adoption registration authority of Law Coalition Temporary defunct No. (97) for the year 2004 on political parties and bodies by law. "

For his part, counting a political science professor Hamid Fadhel in his commentary to the "New Morning", that "the law and after the passage of 12 years has not come out on the anticipated level of ambition".

Fadel said, "We were waiting for a law more mature and deal with the political stage nearly a sophisticated", but finds that "the texts were detailed on the Format dominant blocs on the scene."

And wondering about "the purpose of linking the registration and control department and the granting of work permits parties High Commission for Elections."

Professor of political science and reported that "The Commission is composed of representatives of the blocks and therefore will not be required to play their grammar."

Fadel and went on, "I was supposed to oversee this process is an independent judicial body to lead its neutrality without pressure."

Furthermore, said an expert in judicial affairs Dargham al-Saadi said in an interview with "New Morning", that "the law opens the door to all registered parties to participate in elections directly about what lead to voter confusion with the presence of hundreds of political entities."

Saadi believes that "the text of the law on the absence of parties on the basis of sectarian and racist and nationalist contrasts with the current reality."

He said that "most of the dominant parties of power carry these qualities, and therefore must work within a year, according to the law to adapt itself to its provisions, and otherwise must be resolved."

Despite the modern legal expert Adil al-Lami about "the need for the existence of this law in the current circumstances", also point some lapses in texts. "

He called al-Lami, the former president of the Electoral Commission, in a statement to the "New Morning", the presidency to "send amendments to this law for adoption as soon as possible."

He stressed that the "Edit parties law can pass a simple majority of those present half."

The parties law in Iraq was not working because of political differences, despite the passage of 13 years to change and the fall of Saddam's regime on the ninth of April 2003.