Biden welcomes the adoption of Iraq election law and praises led by al-Maliki and Najafi and Barzani

Posted: November 5, 2013 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
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05/11/2013 – 17:07

was Vice President, for his country’s welcome to pass Iraq’s election law, saying that the consensus that happened today showed the power of democratic institutions in Iraq, praising led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi and Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani.

said Joseph Biden In a statement posted on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, seen by “Alsumaria News”, “The United States welcomes passes the law governing parliamentary elections, the Iraqi Council of Representatives,” adding that the issuance of this law is “the result of several weeks of negotiation and compromise among all political blocs Home in Iraq. ”

And praised Biden as “the leadership of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, head of Iraq’s Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, and Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi in achieving this result,” adding that “the next election will allow the Iraqi people the opportunity to choose the direction in which ستسلكه home , and the consensus that has happened today is a testament to the strength of democratic institutions in Iraq, even in the face of terrorism, which seeks to raise sectarian tensions and provoke conflict on a larger scale. ”

stressed Biden that “his country is still committed to strengthening bilateral relations in all areas under the Convention strategic framework, including efforts to support and promote democracy in Iraq and its democratic institutions as defined and enshrined in the Constitution of Iraq, “adding,” In this spirit we welcomed the commitment of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, which he made ​​last week to hold these elections, the task in time. ”

He Biden that “Iraq returned today to the minds of the world to recall that the leaders are determined to find areas of consensus among themselves and move their country forward,” asserting that “his country is looking forward to further cooperation in the coming months.” and the House of Representatives voted on Monday to amend the law parliamentary elections, as defined the presidency of the 30 of next April as the date for the elections.

mention that the amendment to the electoral law provides for increasing the number of seats to be 328 seats, of which 310 seats are distributed according to the old law, which conducted whereby the parliamentary elections in 2010, and 8 seats for minorities, and increase the number of seats Compensatory from 7 to 10 seats are distributed to the provinces of Baghdad, Diyala, Babil, Muthanna, Dhi Qar, Anbar, Basra, in a way, “St. Lego” rate.


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