Iraqi government, targeted by demonstrations, is working on draft laws on the electoral system


Iraqi government, according to the demands of the demonstrators 'elections and the election commission' said that working on the draft laws containing regulations.

Prime Minister Adil Abdulmehdi's Press Office Spokesman Asife Musa said the bill on general elections prevented senior government officials from running for the House of Representatives, according to Iraq's official news agency INA.

According to the bill, the authorities in question after leaving at least two years to be a candidate must be noted that Musa, also elected to the deputy of the ministry or ministry-level tasks, he said.

Musa, the bill also predicts the number of deputies to be reduced from 329 to 251, the age of 30 to 25 to be elected, he said.

Election Commission bill

Moses, who is also evaluating the new draft bill on the Election Commission, stressed that the bill includes making the election commissions independent of political influences.

Musa said that this independence would be achieved by adopting certain mechanisms for the establishment of commissions and by bringing names from different business lines such as the high judicial institution and the academic community.

Noting that the Election Commission and the Council of Ministers will come out of the control of the bill, Musa underlined that the general managers of the commission will be elected through the internal mechanism of the commission. Musa also pointed out that the bill envisions reducing the number of managers from 38 to 7.

Noting that the draft law also includes the fact that the commission is quick to announce election results and to explain the results, Musa said that the two bill met the demands of the demonstrators.

On November 12, the Iraqi government approved two draft laws on the general election and election commission and submitted them to parliament for discussion and resolution.

Demonstrators also criticize the laws governing local and general elections for serving the ruling parties.

In protests against unemployment, corruption and lack of public service in Iraq, more than 319 people have been killed and more than 15,000 wounded so far.

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