09/12/2012 – 13:12
Called on the United Nations, Wednesday, to accelerate the formation of the Independent Higher Commission for Elections in Iraq, while the House of Representatives demanded to rise to the level of responsibility, expressed concern at the next election.
The aide said the political and constitutional envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations George Posten in Iraq in remarks to a number of media, including “Alsumaria News”, after meeting references religious Mohammed Said al-Hakim, Bashir al-Najafi in Najaf, “The United Nations is striving to help the government and the Iraqi people to reach to satisfactory solutions to the community, “calling for” the formation of the new Electoral Commission quickly. “
Posten expressed “fear of the United Nations at the next election”, describing them as “very important for the political process in Iraq, especially in terms of building democracy and stability in the country.”
Posten called the Iraqi Council of Representatives to “raise the level of responsibility,” hoping that “succeeds Council to vote on the new Commission during its meeting to be held tomorrow, Thursday.”
He Posten that “a request for assistance religious reference to the role of the United Nations aimed at contributing to the restoration of stability and security to throughout Iraq,” stressing that “the religious authority in Najaf expressed serious concern about the course of events in the region in general, especially Syria and expressed concern also on the Shiites and shrines Shiite in Syria. “
The parliamentary source said, on Wednesday, (11 September 2012), the Iraqi Council of Representatives will vote during its 21 of the first legislative term of the year legislative third to be held tomorrow, Thursday, at eight laws notably members of the Electoral Commission and the Federal Court and the Supreme Judicial Council and the General Amnesty Law .
It was agreed heads of parliamentary blocs, the first on Tuesday, (11 September current) during a meeting with the Presidency of the Council of Representatives, the Committee on the selection of experts to choose the members of the Commission, the designation of nine members of the electoral commission instead of 15 members, and vote on them during a parliament session of the 21 to be held tomorrow, Thursday .
And there are sharp differences between the political blocs on the number of members of the Commission as demanded by some political blocs to choose only nine candidates, with political blocs insists on increasing the number of members to 15 members.
He called Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (10 July 2012), to accelerate the formation of the Council of the Electoral Commission, independent and efficient, while in the House of Representatives voted (28 July 2012), to extend the work of the Electoral Commission for a period of ten days.
It is noteworthy that the Electoral Commission for elections in Iraq was formed by order of the Coalition Provisional Authority No. 92 on May 31, 2004 to be exclusively, only electoral authority in Iraq, and the Office of independent professional body, non-partisan self-administered and state-owned but independent of the executive, legislative and judicial branches, and have forcibly absolute the law, the power to declare the application and implementation of regulations, rules and procedures relating to elections during the transitional period, and were not the hands of Iraqi political forces in the selection of members of the Board of Commissioners in the transitional phase, unlike the current members of the Commission who have been selected by the House of Representatives.