Sunday, November 28

Iraq’s presidencies adopt a document of principles to solve the election crisis, protect the democratic path, and take into account the country’s interests

The meeting intends to present an initiative to the national forces that includes basic principles for resolving the current crisis and moving towards national benefits, by forming a government that protects the country’s interests and responds to national challenges and entitlements.

The presidents, ministers, and judiciary in Iraq have adopted a document of principles to resolve the current crisis by forming a government that protects the country’s interests and responds to national challenges and entitlements.

In a meeting at the presidential palace today, Thursday, the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, and the President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Faiq Zeidan, called for the need to protect the democratic path, adhere to legal and constitutional contexts, and resolve electoral complaints and appeals in accordance with the law.

A statement issued by the Presidency of the Republic said that the meeting dealt with the latest developments in the country, political developments and the legislative elections that took place on the tenth of last October.

He added that the conferees stressed the need to enhance security and stability in the country, enhance civil and societal peace, and unite ranks, dialogue and convergence.

The statement stated that the meeting discussed an initiative presented to the national forces based on a document that includes basic principles to resolve the current crisis and move towards the national benefits that await the country, by forming an effective government that protects the higher interests of the country and responds to national challenges and entitlements, meets the free and dignified life of citizens and promotes economic and social development.

In the meantime, the sit-ins of the supporters of the parties objecting to the results of the legislative elections have continued for a month in Al-Hassanin Square, near the suspension bridge leading to the Green Zone, and at the other entrance to the area near Al-Jumhuriya Bridge in central Baghdad, to demand a re-counting and sorting manually.

For his part, Imad Jalil, a member of the media team in the Electoral Commission, said that the judicial body charged with checking and examining the results has finished its work and will send the final results to the commission within the next two days to be submitted to the Federal Court for ratification.

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