Consensus in Iraqi Parliament for snap elections
Baghdad, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) All parties represented in Iraq´s Parliament agreed to hold snap elections on June 6, the Rudaw News website reported today.
Elections will be held this year and all political forces reached a consensus, said Sabah Talubi of the Sairoon Alliance, the largest group headed by the Shiite cleric Muqtada Sadr.
There are no drawbacks or disagreements between the electoral commission and the political parties, he stated.
In October 2019, a popular uprising broke out in the center and south of the country, demanding for basic services, crackdown on corruption and calls for snap elections.
Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi promised such a civic practice will be held on June 6, 2021, one year ahead of schedule.
Members of the electoral commission guaranteed they will prepare the elections as long as the Government and Parliament comply with some demands, including passing a law in this regard and assigning the corresponding budget.
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