Iraqi’s Gov’t forms cmte to investigate parliament election violations

BAGHDAD, The Iraqi government decided on Thursday to form a higher committee to investigate allegations of possible violations in the recently held parliamentary elections.

In a statement, the Iraqi government said the decision came after an extraordinary cabinet meeting, which included heads of the intelligence service and the Supreme Judicial Council.

The statement added that the Council listened to reports by the security apparatus services, the Integrity Commission, and the electronic team specialized in electronic systems, which monitors on the electoral bodies from penetration.

The Iraqi government pointed out that the council decided to form a Higher Committee to study reports and information presented at the extraordinary meeting which concerns the electoral process.

The government authorized the committee to review all documents related to the electoral process inside and outside the Commission and to oblige all parties, including the Independent Electoral Commission, to submit all documents.

The recent results of the Iraqi parliament elections, which witnessed the use of electronic devices for the first time, has been widely rejected with a wave of objections and doubts.

The Iraqi parliamentary elections took place for the first after the complete liberation of the entire country from control of the so-called Islamic State (IS) Organization last December.

The election is also the second Iraqi elections since US withdrawal from Iraq in 2011 and the fourth since the fall of the former regime in 2003.

Source: Kuwait News Agency