Political parties are preparing for provincial elections to amend the law and the restructuring of the Commission

BAGHDAD / Wael blessing

Political forces will not be repeated again in the fall, "fragile alliances" error, as in previous local governments lineup. As political parties began early efforts to change the (provincial elections) to guarantee them a comfortable majority.

It is supposed that the local elections are held next spring. However, the existence of "Daash" in some cities, and not to return most of the displaced people, it may pay to be postponed until the date of the legislative elections in 2018 and increased the financial crisis of the cycle of claims calling for the pressure of the parliamentary election expenses and provincial councils that Iraq intends Ajrahma in the next two years, from during their stay simultaneously.

The political blocs fought local elections in 2013, according to the equation adopted Act (St Lego) to calculate the votes. The political parties have complained later that the local election law produced "concerned alliances" in the provinces.

According to this system, the seats are distributed through only one stage, the division of votes obtained by each entity on the individual figures for the number of seats allocated to each province. Performs the search for the highest number of the results of the division to give one seat. This method is repeated until all constituency seats exhaustion.

The House of Representatives has voted by majority, ahead of elections in 2013, the amendment to the provincial councils, which became that would preserve the voices of small entities and prevents that swallowed up by the large blocs, as happened in previous ballots, according to supporters for "St. Lego" election law.

Amending the election law

Parliament has also re-trying this time to amend the law in a way to avoid falling into political conflicts have emerged in most of the southern provinces.

MP says Nazim al-Saadi, a member of the reform front, in an interview (term) that his bloc insists on changing the Electoral Commission because of "quotas." Front reform also seeks to amend the election law "to save the provinces of the problems encountered after the last election."

And it formed local governments in those provinces after a majority of one member of the 2013 elections. And sometimes it caused the withdrawal of one person from one of the lists, the collapse of alliances and change the political map.

He disclosed a number of members of the House of Representatives, recently, about the existence of a proposal for the postponement of provincial elections and integrate them with the parliamentary elections. They attributed the reasons to the crisis "financial and economic", and the deterioration of the security situation in the country.

The MPs have revealed for collecting 100 signatures from various blocs to question the dismissal of members of the Supreme Commission for Elections Council against the backdrop of the existence of suspicions of corruption and lack of independence, and becomes subject to partisan views.

A number of MPs that "the signatories" are now working on collecting evidence and documents that prove the existence of corrupted files, and lack of professionalism Chairman and members of the Board of Commissioners.

It supports the reform front, according to the MP Nazem al-Saadi, to choose a new set of members of the Commission on the basis of competence, while "taking into account the balance of ingredients."

Parliament voted in September 2012, eight of the nine commissioners who are members of the electoral commission, amid disagreements about the provision for minorities ninth member.

The eight candidates who are voiceless, the House of Representatives were: Kata Mekhlef Kata, and pleasure Abdhnkoh for the Iraqi List, and Mekdad Hassan Saleh and Safaa Ibrahim Kasd and Wael Mohammed Abdul Ali Mohsen Jabbari good for the National Alliance, and Serbest Mustafa Rashid and Sirwan Ahmed Sorour from the Kurdistan Alliance. And then he got Kolshan Kamal, all Turkmen component, on the bench in the ninth Commission.

Christian bloc in parliament and expressed its objection to the lack of representation within the Commission, and considered it a violation of the Federal Court decision which necessitated representation.

Commission: We will not be influenced by statements

Expresses Kata Zubai, a member of the election commission, expressed surprise at the charges, which recently addressed some of Representatives Commission. He is stressing that "The Commission has made a successful election, and will not be affected by this speech."

Zubai confirmed (range) that "The Commission continues to work and attend the upcoming local elections in April 2017". "There is considerable international support for our work, as well as a consistent Office of the United Nations at the center of the Office of the President in Baghdad is to provide technical support and training for workers."

And noted a member of the Board of Commissioners that "the government has recently solved the biggest problem facing the Commission, after having provided the first batch of the budget, while the promised launch of other payments, respectively." An earlier statement to the House of Representatives has said that "the Ministry of Finance reduced the Electoral Commission's budget to 90%."

And preparations for the local elections, Zubai that "The Commission is committed to the timetable for elections," but admitted the possibility of postponing the elections in the province or two because of the security situation "if necessary" .oogelt Commission and local election ballot in the provinces of Nineveh and Anbar for several months because of the poor security situation, said 2013. She complained of some blocks of losing a large number of their voices because of the calculated in-law system.

The postponement of the local ballot

For the same reasons MP Nazem al-Saadi is expected to postpone the local elections to the date of the parliamentary ballot in 2018. He believed that "the delay would be appropriate to compress expenses covered," but the legal opinions in Parliament objected to the "integration of the elections" for technical reasons.

The MP Rahim al-Shammari consistent with the idea to postpone the local elections to another time because of the occupation, "Daash" to most of the territory of his province of Nineveh.
Al-Shammari said, in connection with the (range), "there are displaced outside the territory of the province, they have been subjected to pressure to change the electoral their will." He pointed to the existence of disputes over some areas in Nineveh, which could lead to pressure on her family.

It seeks deputies of Mosul, according to al-Shammari, to deal with members of the provincial council out a final decision to request the postponement of the elections to another date.
On the other hand rejects MP Ahmad Kanani, a member of State of Law bloc, to postpone the elections, adding that "the UN has rejected it and confirmed its commitment to the well-known for holding the elections Baltoukitat."

It denies Kanani effect of confusing the security situation in some provinces where the election results. It explains in a statement (term) that "the Commission has taken all the preparations to overcome those obstacles, it's also longer accurate information on the displaced people."

There are more than 3 million internally displaced people in Iraq since the beginning of 2014, is no longer mostly after to their areas, while the government is waiting for he married new waves of Mosul and some western regions and the North, which is still, however, "Daash."