Collecting signatures for holding an emergency session tomorrow on the fire of ballot box depots

Baghdad, The Parliamentary Legal Committee revealed the collection of signatures for holding an emergency session on Tuesday to discuss the incident of burning ballot boxes in the warehouses of the Electoral Commission.The Committee Member Zana Saeed, ...

Baghdad, The Parliamentary Legal Committee revealed the collection of signatures for holding an emergency session on Tuesday to discuss the incident of burning ballot boxes in the warehouses of the Electoral Commission.

The Committee Member Zana Saeed, said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) that there is a movement to collect signatures from the MPs for the purpose of holding an emergency special session dedicated to hosting the Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior and the Baghdad Operations Command and officials of the High Electoral Commission to determine the incident of the ballot boxes" "adding that" the meeting will be held on Tuesday after collecting signatures and submit the parliamentary request to the Presidency of the Parliament. "

He added that "the fire incident does not affect the authentication results and the process of manual counting, because the sounds in the burned boxes will be excluded from the counting process and will be automatically canceled and not exist," noting that "the manual count will be as it is, and burning boxes will not be counted."

On the calls to cancel the elections, he explained that "there are no adoptions for that direction, and the parliament is committed to amending the law, which was legislated recently, re-counting and manual sorting."

A large fire targeted the ballot boxes in warehouses belonging to the Electoral Commission in the Rusafa side of the capital Baghdad yesterday noon.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency