Threats to the Electoral Commission are unacceptable

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A member of the Sadrist movement, Ahmed al-Rubaie, confirmed that the threats toIraqi Electoral Commission Unacceptable.

He added, in an exclusive interview to “Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath”, today, Sunday, that objecting to the results of the Iraqi elections should be within the law.

Also, Al-Rubaie stressed that everyone must comply with the law and the constitution in Iraq, noting that the consequences of non-compliance with the law will be dire for Iraqis.

And regarding the statement of the Shiite coordination framework that rejected the election results, he made it clear that the statement does not represent all Shiites in Iraq.

He said that the Iraqi political forces are moving towards understandings to form a government.

In addition, a member of the Sadrist movement revealed that the Iraqi commission has reached the final results and there is no room for pressure on it.

He added that no party has the right to pressure the Iraqi Electoral Commission, pointing out that the current is awaiting the issuance of the final results of the Electoral Commission, stressing that the final results will determine the compass of forming the Iraqi government.

Iraqi election officials conduct electronic vote counting at a polling station in Mosul

Iraqi election officials conduct electronic vote counting at a polling station in Mosul

Appeals are ineffective

The High Electoral Commission in Iraq confirmed yesterday, Saturday, that the appeals were dealt with impartially and most of them do not affect the results of the votes.

The Director of the Media and Communication Department at the Electoral Commission, Hassan Salman, said that “the conference scheduled to be held later today, during which the final results of the elections will be announced,” pointing out that “the results of manual counting of the reserved stations will be added to the announced preliminary results.”

He added that “most of the appeals do not amount to affecting the electoral process,” stressing that “the appeals were dealt with impartially and most of them do not affect the results of the votes.”

Iraq elections (archive - The Associated Press)

Iraq elections (archive – The Associated Press)

95% of the screening done

The Independent High Electoral Commission had announced earlier today that 95% of the manual counting had been completed in all 3,681 stations.

It is noteworthy that the Sadrist movement, led by Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, achieved remarkable success in this election, garnering, according to preliminary results, more than 70 seats, while the Al-Fateh Alliance, which includes factions of the Popular Mobilization loyal to Iran, recorded a painful loss.

However, despite these facts, observers rule out that al-Sadr alone will be able to form a government unless he negotiates with others.





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