“The Iraqi elections were well managed,” said the head of the European Observer Mission. “Freedom of expression was respected during the Iraqi elections,” he added.
Today, Tuesday, the Iraqi news agency quoted Viola von Graeme as saying that the Iraqi elections were well managed and that polling day was “quiet and peaceful.” He stressed that voters cast their ballots easily, observing “sending more than 100 observers, except 59 diplomats from the European Union”. “Freedom of expression was respected during the election,” he added. He said a report on the electoral process evaluation would be submitted to the new House of Representatives.
In turn, the Election Commission of Iraq announced on Tuesday that the door to open an appeal against the results of Sunday’s referendum had been opened, the Iraqi News Agency reported.
Today, Tuesday, the Iraqi News Agency announced the victory of 97 women in the Assembly elections, citing the Cabinet Secretariat. The Chadrist constituency won the most seats in parliament, according to preliminary results announced yesterday by the Election Commission during the special and general elections in 73 constituencies. Preliminary results showed that the Takatom constituency came in second with 38 seats and the Legislative Council came in third with 37 seats.
The Chadrist block topped the results, followed by the “Adoption” block, and the “State of Law” block.
Troops close to the al-Fatah coalition, which lost the Iraqi election, announced on Tuesday that it would face a challenge. The results were announcedConfirmed not accepted.
Those forces claimed that the EC did not follow legal procedures as they claimed.
The al-Fateh coalition is led by Hadi al-Amiri and includes parties with armed groups, and its influence is concentrated in the southern and central governorates, as well as in the capital, Baghdad, with the participation of the governors of Diyala. , Salah al-Din and Nineveh.
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As the initial results revealed the names of the constituencies with the highest number of seats in Parliament, this was announced by the Election Commission during private and public elections.
According to the results, the Muqtada al-Sadr-led Chadrist constituency, which has the most seats in parliament, has 73 seats, while the “progress” constituency, led by former parliamentary speaker Mohammed al-Halboosi, has 38 seats.
Also, according to the official Iraq News Agency (INA), the state legislature, led by Nouri al-Maliki, came in third with 37 seats in parliament.
Election Commission (AFP)
Jalil Adnan, chairman of the commission’s committee, told a news conference that the commission would receive the appeals within three days.
The commission said the results of the manual counting and sorting were the same as the electronic ones in the private and public polls, and released the initial results of the elections for all governors.
In addition, according to some observers, the turnout was low in these early elections, and even an unprecedented boycott was recorded.
They also found that this right was rarely encouraged by voters angry at the long-running corruption, deteriorating public services, and the control of some armed groups, and that most Iraqis had lost hope that any change would improve their lives.
Iraqi election officials conduct an electronic ballot count at a polling station in Mosul
In 2018, the participation rate reached 44.52%, which, according to official figures, is considered to have been raised by some at the time.
As for the current elections, they were called several months before the original date, after they were to take place in 2022, with the aim of quelling street anger after the popular uprising that erupted in the fall of 2019 against corruption, the collapse of public services and the economic collapse in the oil-rich country, the domination of party allocations and the dominance of some armed factions.