Iraq: Higher Committee for Protests Calls for a New Electoral Law
The Higher Committee for protests urges the Iraqi government to use a manual counting and sorting mechanism in future elections.
The Higher Committee for Protests demanded the adoption of a comprehensive manual count in future elections.
The committee called the Electoral Commission's performance "a failure" and demanded the prosecution of its members.
In a related development, the Supreme Judicial Council confirmed that "no judicial decision has been issued so far regarding the election results," despite the fact that protests continue in Baghdad and other Iraqi provinces "in rejection of the election results."
Furthermore, the Iraqi High Electoral Commission (IHEC) announced on Wednesday, that it had received well over a thousand appeals from candidates or others who objected to some aspect of the results of parliamentary elections.
Earlier, the Coordination Framework in Iraq, which includes several electoral blocs, announced its rejection of the parliamentary elections' results and held the High Elections Commission responsible for the failure of the electoral process and its mismanagement.