Thursday, 5 November 2009

Iraqi CP Leader: Single constituency would solve election problem of Kirkuk

Iraqi CP Leader:
Adopting single constituency system
would solve the election problem of Kirkuk

The Secretary of the Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party, Hamid Majeed Mousa, said that "the proper place to resolve the issue of Kirkuk is not in the election law, because this issue must be resolved in the Iraqi constitution."

He explained that dealing with Kirkuk in the same manner as the rest of the provinces within the election law "is a natural thing, as it cannot be excluded and dealt with by a special law. This is in line with the decision of the Federal Court, when asked about the legality and legitimacy of dividing Kirkuk into several parts, describing it then as racist".

Mousa, a member of the Iraqi parliament, said that "the best solution to resolve the issue of Kirkuk is to consider Iraq as a single electoral constituency, which would eliminate discriminating between Iraqis, because everyone will then vote as Iraqis. At present, the majority is seeking to seize parliamentary seats by marginalizing others in order to usurp their votes when they are spread over 18 provinces. This is what is creating the problem."

"Tareeq Al-Shaab" (People's Path), the central organ of the Iraqi Communist Party 19 October 2009

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